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December, 2016 - December, 2024

Evaluation of Åland Rural Programme 2014-2020

The project aims to contribute to the better targeted support for rural development of Åland within the framework of the programme and to support a common learning process regarding to the monitoring and evaluation. The objective of the evaluation i...
April, 2016 - September, 2020

Social Green – Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector

The Social Green project intends to address the issue of green social housing in order to contribute to reduce the GHG emissions as well as to reduce the fuel poverty indicators in EU regions towards a lower carbon economy. In more concrete terms, So...
Interreg
October, 2016 - September, 2020

RELOCAL (Resituating the local in cohesion and territorial development)

Location matters. Where one is born and raised (still) determines to a considerable extent one’s opportunities and constrictions and it also impacts on one’s personality. After a long period of catching-up for most of the disadvantaged re...
University of Eastern Finland
January, 2016 - June, 2020

HIGHER – Better Policy Instruments for High Innovation Projects in the European Regions

Nine European institutions collaborate in the framework of the Interreg Europe Program for the implementation of HIGHER. The project has the objective to improve the innovation framework and the smart specialization strategy of different EU regions. ...
European Commission / Interreg Europe
January, 2017 - December, 2019

Nordic Economic Policy Review (NEPR)

Nordic Economic Policy Review aims to produce policy relevant research within the field of economics. The first edition of the Nordic Economic Policy Review was launched in 2009 by the Nordic Ministers of Finance. The review strives to make the lates...
EK-Finance
August, 2016 - August, 2019

The Impact of Participation: mapping and developing the scope, forms and impacts of the communicative turn in urban planning (TIPTOP)

There are various ways to create basis for good planning decisions. Today a key issue is how to involve and interact with citizens. However, there is still no empirical evidence on exactly how participatory practices influences planning processes, ho...
Formas
September, 2014 - August, 2019

Polar Peoples: Past, Present, and Future

Polar Peoples examines population trends across the Arctic over the past, the present, and into the future, using tools of demographic and geographic analysis to describe temporal and spatial trends in the size and composition of the Arctic populatio...
U.S. National Science Foundation
May, 2016 - May, 2019

BSR Stars S3 – Smart specialization in bio-, circular and digital economy in the Baltic Sea Region

The concept of smart specialisation has challenged European regions to establish innovation driven development strategies that focus on areas of strength and competitive advantage. The BSR Stars S3 project seeks to enhance growth opportunities in the...
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
January, 2016 - February, 2019

SEMPRE

SEMPRE promotes empowerment in social service provision in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). Social service providers such as welfare and public sector organisations, NGOs and social enterprises are encouraged and enabled to involve end-use...
Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
October, 2016 - December, 2018

Nordic collaboration for integration of refugees and migrants

In June 2016, the Ministers for Nordic Collaboration decided to establish a new collaboration programme for effective integration and inclusion of refugees and immigrants in the Nordic countries. The aim of the programme is to increase the efficiency...
Nordic Council of Ministers
October, 2015 - December, 2018

Baltic Urban Lab – Integrated Planning and Partnership Model for Brownfield Development

Regeneration of brownfield sites is often considered both an opportunity and a challenge by cities. The Baltic Urban Lab project develops and tests new ways of planning brownfield areas in Central Baltic region focusing on the potential of integrated...
INTERREG Central Baltic 2014-2020
June, 2016 - June, 2018

ESPON COMPASS (2016-2018)

Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe (COMPASS) is an ESPON Applied Research Project, which will provide an authoritative comparative report on territorial governance and spatial planning systems in Eur...
ESPON
October, 2016 - June, 2018

White Paper on Nordic Sustainable Cities

Rapid urbanisation is one of today’s biggest global challenges. Nordic Sustainable Cities is a flagship project under the Nordic Prime Ministers’ initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges that seeks to shed light on this challenge from...
Nordic Council of Ministers
June, 2015 - May, 2018

ASUS Arctic Sustainability

This project brings together an international team of experts from seven Arctic countries to develop an interdisciplinary synthesis and assess the state of knowledge about Arctic sustainability and sustainable development. ASUS will build on the IPY ...
Belmont Foundation (Nordforsk)
June, 2016 - December, 2017

ESPON 2020 Global FDI flows towards Europe

Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows are an important source of investment at EU level and in many member states. More regionalised information is needed to understand recent trends and the territorial factors that determine location of FDIs in orde...
Copenhagen Economics (for ESPON EGTC)
May, 2016 - December, 2017

ESPON PROFECY

The acronym PROFECY is derived from the words Processes, Features and Cycles, which sum up key aspects of Inner Peripheries which, despite the increasing popularity of the term in the regional policy discourse, remain poorly understood. The main purp...
ESPON
June, 2014 - August, 2017

Södertörnsmodellen, Stages 1–2

Södertörnsmodellen is a collaborative project for sustainable urban development designed to enhance cooperation, coordination and engagement among a diversity of individuals, local governments and organizations working to create sustainable urban d...
Vinnova
January, 2014 - May, 2017

TRIBORN- Triple Bottom Line Outcomes for Bioenergy Development and Innovation in Rural Norway

TRIBORN is a Norwegian-led research project investigating how to increase production of bioenergy in ways that promote sustainable development in rural areas. The project aims to understand and foster systems for bioenergy innovation and related supp...
NordForsk
March, 2016 - April, 2017

Territorial strategies supported by EU territorial tools

The use of integrated territorial tools has gained prominence in Cohesion policy. In particular, the urban dimension of Cohesion policy has been strengthened for the 2014-2020 period. The aim of this study is to analyse the implementation of the terr...
DG for Regional and Urban Policy
November, 2016 - March, 2017

European Parliament – Study

Research for REGI Committee – Integrated use of ESI Funds to address social challenges. The study aims to analyse the implementation of integrated approaches under the ESI funds in addressing challenges related to social inclusion. In this fram...
European Parliament
March, 2015 - March, 2017

Towards coherence and cross-border solutions in Maritime Spatial Planning (Baltic SCOPE)

Pressure on maritime space is increasing and while addressing environmental issues remains high on the agenda, blue growth is gaining political salience as an essential area for promoting economic growth and competitiveness. The project has come to a...
DG Mare
November, 2016 - February, 2017

State of Lapland

Under this commissioned work by the Regional Council of Lapland in Finland, Nordregio produces a report entitled as ‘State of the Lapland Region’, which is based on the model of Nordregio’s State of the Nordic Region 2016 Report (available here...
August, 2016 - January, 2017

Local Food: Formation of local food market

In recent years we have witnessed the emergence of alternative food supply chains and markets due to important changes in consumer perceptions of food and farming. Short food supply chains (SFSCs) can act as a driver of change and a method to increas...
Swedish Institute
April, 2014 - December, 2016

Boosting the Impact of Social Innovation in Europe through Economic Underpinnings (SIMPACT)

SIMPACT advances the understanding of social innovation’s economic dimensions, creates new concepts, models and instruments for policy makers, innovators, investors and intermediaries. It systematically investigates how social innovations can e...
European Comission FP7
September, 2015 - December, 2016

From Migrants to Workers

From Migrants to Workers: Immigrants’ role in local labour markets in the Nordic region Over the past few decades the scale of international migration into the Nordic countries has increased considerably. The percent foreign-born of the total popul...
Nordic Working Group on Demography and Welfare
April, 2016 - November, 2016

TeMoRI – Territorial Monitoring update and Regional potential Index for the Baltic Sea Region

This project will update and adjust the ESPON BSR-TeMo monitoring system to provide input and material for following and evaluating the territorial developments in the Baltic Sea Region in relation to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR...
Tillväxtverket
May, 2016 - October, 2016

Unaccompanied minors to the Nordic Region

The last years have seen a huge increase in unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the Nordic countries. So far, 2015 has been the peak year, with in particular Sweden, but also Norway, Finland, and Denmark seeing high increases of in-migration of un...
Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues
July, 2014 - August, 2016

Enhanced Nordic-Baltic cooperation on challenges of labour mobility in the Nordic-Baltic region 2014-2015

The project aimed at strengthening cooperation within the Nordic-Baltic area on the impact of increased labour migration and elaborated proposals on how to accomplish sustainable regional migration and integration policies for the region. The project...
Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offices in Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia
August, 2015 - June, 2016

Planning for urban social sustainability in the Nordic countries (PLUS)

In this project we investigate existing policies that deal with social sustainability in urban areas the Nordic countries – and investigate how social sustainability is defined and used in the different national contexts. The project consists of 1)...
Nordic Council of Ministers
February, 2016 - May, 2016

Compiling, processing, and visualising statistical data of 33 of the goals of Region Jämtland Härjedalen’s regional development strategy 2014-2030

The project aims at visualising and analysing 33 regional development goals of Region Jämtland Härjedalen, a county organisation located in the center of Sweden. In Sweden, each county organisation needs a development strategy for the region’...
Region Jämtland Härjedalen
December, 2014 - February, 2016

Study on the ESIF performance framework

The overall purpose of this study, on the implementation of the provisions in relation to the performance framework during the programming phase of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds, is the development of an evidence-base on how the ...
DG Regio
November, 2014 - January, 2016

Study of the implementation of the partnership principle and multi-level governance during the programming phase of the ESI Funds

The partnership principle has for a long time been one of the four key principles for managing the European Structural Funds. Partner involvement can be beneficial in enhancing collective ownership and engagement of the Europe 2020 Strategy for growt...
DG Regio