the 8TH hanseatic conference


Organizer: Hanse Parlament and Baltic Sea Academy

Date, venue: 06. – 07. June 2013, Hamburg


Programme and Organisational Information:

de_programm_hanse-tagung_2013_finale.pdf German Language (1.11 MB)

Polish Language Polish Language (1.03 MB)

English Language English Language (1.11 MB)

Russian Language Russian Language (1.01 MB)




14.00   Welcoming and Registration (Place of Venue Handwerkskammer Hamburg, Holstenwall 12, 20355 Hamburg)

15.00   Welcoming address: Dr. Max Hogeforster, Chairman of the Baltic Sea Academy


“Respectable Banking between State Trust and Market Failure – is it possible?”,

Dr. Reiner Brüggestrat, Spokesman of the Management Board of the Hamburger Volksbank, Hamburg

”Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region”, Dr. Artis Pabriks, The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia


“Promotion of corporate social responsibility and the support of female entrepreneurs”, Marko Curavić, Head of Unit 'Entrepreneurship 2020', DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels



16.15 SECTION 1: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Baltic Sea countries


Brief presentations

“Corporate social responsibility and the public sector”, Michał Wójcik,

Managing DirectorChamber of Crafts and SMEs Katowice


“Corporate Social Responsibility in Russia”, Olga Maximowa, International project specialist, Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kaliningrad


“Experience of CSR in Denmark”, Karsten B. Vester, CSR Manager,VirksomhedsNetvärket, Kolding, Denmark


“CSR and a strategy of a smaller company – a Polish company case study”,

Prof. Dr. hab. Inż. Piotr Grudowski,Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk


“Social responsibility issues for micro-enterprises in Hungary”, Tamás Rettich,

Chief adviser Hungarian Association of Craftsmen’s Corporation, Budapest


Questions to the speakers



17.15  Work in the form of round tables: forms and meaning of CSR and SMEs

Introduction and discussion of results as well as Best Practices



19.30   Dinner and international exchange of experiences, additional guests

Elbkuppel in the Hotel Hafen Hamburg, Seewartenstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg




FRIDAY, JUNE 07, 2013



09.00   SECTION 2: Strategies of CSR promotion for SMEs


Brief presentations

“The Hamburg Family Seal as a good example for CSR in small and medium-sized enterprises”, Manuela Badur, Head of the Division for Family Policy, Hamburg Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration, Hamburg

“Evaluation of public and corporate social responsibility integration in Lithuania”,

Prof. Dr. Vytas Navickas, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius


“Corporate Social Responsibility in the knowledge-based economy”,

Dr. Joanna Czerna-Grygiel, Adam Mickiewicz University in Posen, Posen

“The CSR in Polish SMEs from the women perspective”, Magdalena Popowska, PhD, Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk


“CSR as a competitive factor: Good practice examples from the Hamburg Crafts”, Elke Keller, Hamburg Chamber of Crafts


            Questions to the speakers


10.00   Work in the form of round tables: CSR promotion for SMEs 
Introduction of results and international exchange of experience


11.00   Coffee break



11.20   Progress reports: CSR for SMEs in the Baltic Sea Region


Prof. Dr. Björn Hekman, University of Corporate Education Hamburg


Agnieszka Miśkiewicz, Craft Chamber of Lodz



11.50   SECTION 3: Women`s Entrepreneurship


Brief presentations


           “Regional Development in the Baltic Sea Region: Current Economic Trends and Perspectives”, Dr. Silvia Stiller, Research Fellow at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics and a freelance consultant, Hamburg


Development of women's enterprise in Lithuania ”, Prof. Dr. Romualdas Ginevicius     
Rector of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius



“Differentiation and Convergence of the Structures of Self-employed Women in Baltic Sea Region Countries”, Dr. Ewa Wędrowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń




“Analysis of gender development in Belarus - problems and prospects”,

Dr. Natallia Chetyrbock, Head of the Department of Management, Economics and Finances, Brest State Technical University, Belarus.


“Enterprise partnerships with education sector: seeing beyond short-term benefits”, Inta Baranovska, Project Manager, State Education Centre (VISC), Latvia


Questions to the speakers



13.00   Lunch



14.00   Work in the form of round tables: Promotion of Women`s Entrepreneurship

Introduction of results and Best Practice examples



15.00   SECTION 4: International exchange of experience and outlooks


            Panel discussion “Objectives and Strategies of Support of Women in SMEs”


           Britt-Marie Söderberg Torstensson, President of Winnet Sweden


            Harry Bjerkeng, Nordic Forum of Crafts, Oslo


            Sirpa Sandelin, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Pori/ Finland


            Dr. Tatjana Volkova, State Education Centre (VISC), Riga


Dr. Dariusz Pieńkowski, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Posen


Moderation: Dr. Max Hogeforster, Baltic Sea Academy



16.10  “What does an entrepreneur and an employee carry through crises?”

Dr. Jürgen Hogeforster, Chairman of the Hanseatic Parliament



16.30   Closing of the eighth Hanseatic Conference with coffee and cake




The completed written papers should be submitted to the organisers by the start of the conference and will be published in a peer-reviewed book together with the results of the conference in summer 2013.