The Hansa is the most resilient international trade and economic union that has existed since the 13th century. The creation agreement was concluded in 1241 between the German Lübeck and Hamburg. At various times, the Union included more than 200 cities in Europe. Today, 185 cities from 16 countries participate in the movement. The Union has always stood to protect the economic interests of trade and merchants. The New Age Hansa was created to stimulate trade and tourism.
Every year in one of the cities of the Union the international festival “The Hanseatic Days of modern age” takes place. In 2009, the International Hansa for the first time was held in Russia, in Veliky Novgorod. After exactly 10 years—in 2019—Pskov became the second Russian city to run the Hansa Meeting.
The present proceedings include the selected papers of the International Scientific-Practical Conference on Business Cooperation (ISPCBS 2019), held as part of International Scientific and Practical Conference "Northern Europe, Pskov and The Hanzean Union past and present". The key topics included in the proceedings are as follows:
International economic cooperation, international economic integration.
Development of the export potential of the regions of the Hanseatic League.
Ecological economics as a factor of sustainable development.
Interregional cooperation and its role in socio-economic development: new approaches and best practices.
Formation of a sustainable investment climate in the region.
Territory economics: self-development potential and innovative activity.
International business in the new economic reality.
Hansa: New Union gives new opportunities for sustainable economic development.
Personnel and education in the digital economy.
Legal framework for sustainable economic development and business cooperation.
We would like to thank everyone who was part of this conference and look forward to the 2020 “Hanseatic days of modern age” in Brilon, Germany.
On behalf of the Program Committee
Marina Yurievna Makhotaeva