The Baltic Business Forum Association, organizer of an identically named international economic forum, currently operates under the name Europe North East International Association and still organizes the yearly Baltic Business Forum in Poland’s Świnoujście and Germany’s Heringsdorf.
The Association was established in 2009 by a group of businessmen and politicians who in their work and public service are engaged in economics and foreign policy. The initiative was supported by president Aleksander Kwaśniewski, who presided the forum’s strategy board. The first president of the management board was Dariusz Rosati – now vice-president of the strategy board. Since 2012 the board of ENEIA is presided by Jacek Piechota.
The goal of the association is to implement EU’s programs for economical, regional, scientific and cultural development, particularly promoting EU’s Eastern Partnership program and supporting its flagship initiatives, promoting Strategy for Baltic Sea Countries. ENEIA works towards propagating public-private partnership rules, propagating cooperation between science and business as means to assist economic growth and innovation, creating conditions for economic and trade missions exchange, particularly in the areas of the Baltic Sea, northern countries and the broadly comprehended East.
ENEIA is one of few associations concerning itself in partnership in this very region.
The Baltic Business Forum Association undertakes realization of the following tasks:
- participation in creating advantageous conditions for balanced development of Polish economy through supporting of innovation and international activity of businesses and promoting environmentally friendly means of production and consumption;
- assisting the realization of economy development programs supporting innovative and research activities by small and medium businesses, regional development, increase in export, human resources development and use of new technology;
- development of international, domestic and regional economical, scientific and cultural partnership;
- promoting EU’s regional strategies, particularly EU’s strategy for the Baltic Sea area and programs supporting versatile relations with eastern countries;
- implementing EU’s programs for economical, regional, scientific and cultural development, particularly promoting EU’s Eastern Partnership program and supporting its flagship initiatives;
- promoting private-public partnership principles;
- promoting cooperation between science and business as means to assist economic growth and innovation;
- creating conditions for economic and trade missions exchange;
- appliance of universal EU standards functioning in the economical trade, regional, scientific and cultural partnership.