On 27th and 28th of September 2012 the fourth German-Nordic-Baltic Forum took place. The conference was entitled "EU Responses to external challenges as seen from Germany, Poland, Nordic and Baltic countries and the EU neighbourhood”. Not only experts from the Baltic States, the Nordic States, Poland and Germany participated in the forum, but for the first time also scientists coming from those countries to which the EU policies are addressed. Thus, a fruitful exchange of ideas and opinions among the stakeholders involved on the contents of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and its perception among the partner states could be achieved.
The expert seminar was organised by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in cooperation with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) and took place at the premises of FIIA in Helsinki. The conference was generously supported by the Federal Foreign Office and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.