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2019 March 29

Social service innovation in rural areas – a user involvement guide

This policy brief gives an introduction to a user guide that has been developed to empower disadvantaged groups in rural areas. High-quality service provision in rural areas is becoming increasingly difficult due to social and demographic...
2019 March 08

Governing the digital transition in Nordic Regions: The human element

This in-depth study explores digitalisation in Nordic regions by studying how local and regional authorities are implementing national and regional digital strategies. Further, it seeks to identify the different types of actors (public sectors,...
2019 March 08

The status, characteristics and potential of smart specialisation in Nordic Regions

This report attempts to create a foundation for understanding the added value of smart specialisation in the Nordic context. It focuses on the cohesiveness and complementarity between the different tiers of government, paying particular attention to...
2019 February 20

Governing the Metropolitan Dimension: A Critical Perspective on Institutional Reshaping and Planning Innovation in Italy

As in other European countries, over recent decades the question of metropolitan government has captured political and academic attention in Italy too. The debate has been recently fuelled by a national reform introduced to create 14 metropolitan...
2019 February 25

Regional Economic and Social Resilience: An Exploratory In-Depth Study in the Nordic Countries

How capable are local and regional economies of recovering from global and local shocks and threats and ensure resilient long-term development paths? Answering this question was the challenge of the Nordic Thematic Group on Innovative and...
2018 March 22

State of the Nordic Region 2018: Immigration and integration edition

State of the Nordic Region 2018 Migration and Integration presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of integration within core socioeconomic sectors, including demography, the labour force, health, and foreign background in...
2018 September

Global goals for local priorities: The 2030 Agenda at local level

The aim of this report is to provide local authorities with ideas on how to implement the 2030 Agenda and to inform experts and policy makers at national and regional levels on how to support the municipalities in their work. On 25 September 2015,...
2018 August

Planning for agglomeration economies in a polycentric region

Envisioning an efficient metropolitan core area in Flanders. To some degree, metropolitan regions owe their existence to the ability to valorize agglomeration economies. The general perception is that agglomeration economies increase with city...