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January, 2017 - December, 2022

Evaluation of Åland “Entrepreneurship and Competence” Programme 2014-2020

The aim is to improve the quality of the Åland’s “Entrepreneurship and Competence” programme implementation and to assess its effectiveness and impact. The assignment is done in close cooperation with the programme’s administrative...
January, 2018 - December, 2020

Health care and care with distance-spanning technologies

The Nordic countries face similar challenges regarding an ageing population and depopulation of the rural areas. This poses challenges to the traditional health care and care systems. One way of dealing with these challenges is to take advantage of...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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...
University of Eastern Finland
March, 2019 - September, 2020

ESPON ESCAPE – European Shrinking Rural Areas Challenges, Actions and Perspectives for Territorial Governance

This project will investigate the future of Europe’s shrinking rural regions: trends, perspectives & new agendas for territorial governance. It will provide knowledge and evidence on the causes and consequences of socio-economic change in...
ESPON
September, 2017 - August, 2020

MAMBA (Maximised Mobility and Accessibility of Services in Regions Affected by Demographic Change)

The MAMBA project aims to promote sustainable “people-to-service” and “service-to-people” mobility solutions in rural areas, and involve users in the innovation process. MAMBA is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region...
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme
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, 2019 - March, 2020

Financial sustainability in the Nordic countries

All Nordic countries have generous tax-financed welfare systems. Demographic changes and population ageing in particular, but also short-sighted policy making, political competition and incomplete information may contribute to a deficit bias in...
Nordic Council of Ministers
September, 2017 - March, 2020

Advancing the bioeconomy transition in the Nordic Region (BioWiseTrans)

In the long run the aim is to maintain and develop a unique transdisciplinary (interdisciplinary and inclusive of stakeholders) network to study and propel the transition towards a new primarily land and biomass-based bioeconomy. The network is...
Nordisk komité for jordbruks- og matforskning (NKJ) & Nordic Forest Research (SNS)
January, 2017 - January, 2020

EUSBSR SUPPORT

The EUSBSR SUPPORT project aims to provide an individual, organisational and structural support to the Policy Area Coordinators / Horizontal Action Coordinators. The EUSBSR SUPPORT follows the review of the governance and leadership of...
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Project
January, 2019 - January, 2020

Adapting European Cities to Population ageing: Policy challenges and best practices

The population in the European Union (EU) is undergoing a process of population ageing with implications for public spending, services, the labour market and many other areas of public and societal life. The project analysis challenges and...
ESPON EGTC
September, 2018 - December, 2019

Rural tourism in the Nordic region

This project looks at the challenges facing the development of a more sustainable rural tourism in the Nordic regions. Sustainable tourism has been defined as tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and...
Nordic Council of Ministers
December, 2018 - December, 2019

Rural housing dilemmas: De-population and empty houses, as well as lack of housing

This project addresses the housing challenges in the rural areas by mapping the scope of the housing issue in the Nordic region and studying examples of how these problems are being dealt with at national and local levels. A place to live is...
Nordic Council of Ministers
November, 2018 - October, 2019

BT 2050

“BT 2050” stands for Territorial Scenarios for the Baltic Sea Region and with the aim of informing policy making at different levels, this project develops territorial scenarios for the BSR. These frameworks will deepen the understanding of the...
Ministry of Economic Development in Poland
June, 2014 - August, 2019

Södertörnsmodellen

Södertörnsmodellen is a collaborative project between academia, public and private stakeholders to promote sustainable urban development. The project has developed a model of cooperation opportunities between municipalities (public sector),...
Vinnova
December, 2017 - August, 2019

Territorial Evidence support for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes

The project analyses 12 selected European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes. Nordregio’s role is to review existing and develop new indicators which contribute to more efficient measurement of the impacts of ETC programmes. ESPON as client...
ÖIR GmbH
June, 2018 - July, 2019

REVIVAL

The REVIVAL project aims at exploring new approaches to study local and regional development in mountainous and sparsely populated areas. Using case study analysis, the project looks at two main concepts, namely Transitional Labour Market and...
Swedish Institute
June, 2018 - June, 2019

Territorial Impact Assessment for Cross-border Cooperation Cooperation

This project aims at developing and testing a methodology specifically tailored to assess ex-post territorial impacts of Cross Border Cooperation programmes. Nordregio is leading a case study territorial impact assessment of the Interreg V-A...
ESPON
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...
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
September, 2017 - May, 2019

ESPON Financial Instruments

The aim of this study is to examine and assess the impact and added value of European Structural and Investment Funds’ financial instruments on EU territorial cohesion policy. More concretely, the objective of this activity is to receive answers...
ESPON
February, 2019 - May, 2019

Statistical report of Innlandet-Dalarna

Starting January 1st, 2020, Innlandet will be a new region consisting of two current ones – Hedmark and Oppland. The creation of the new territorial structure is a result of the regional reform in Norway. On behalf of the Hedmark-Dalarna Border...
Grenskomiteen Hedmark-Dalarna
October, 2017 - April, 2019

ESPON BRIDGES

The project ESPON BRIDGES will analyse territories with geographical specificities (TGS) in Europe, such as mountain regions, islands, sparsely populated areas and coastal areas. Nordregio will conduct the social and cultural assessment involved in...
ESPON EGTC
October, 2017 - March, 2019

GRETA – Green infrastructure: enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services for territorial development

The collaborative ESPON project GRETA aims to develop a comprehensive knowledge base for enhancing green infrastructures to benefit territorial development in different European regions and cities. Green infrastructure, and the existence of green...
ESPON
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...
Nordic Council of Ministers
August, 2018 - December, 2018

Business Financing in the Arctic

The way forward to crack the code to an efficient, well-coordinated business financing system, covering the Arctic as a whole. The purpose of this project is to enable the Arctic businesses to access potentials in commercial transportation...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark and Arctic Economic Council
October, 2018 - December, 2018

Transport support for elders and handicapped in the Nordic rural regions

This project aims to analyse transport challenges and possibilities for the less mobile part of the population in the rural areas of the Nordic Region, elders and handicapped in particular. The scoping analysis will focus on the following questions:...
Nordic Council of Ministers
April, 2017 - December, 2018

Digitalisation as a tool for sustainable Nordic regional development

Digital technologies have the potential to dramatically transform our lives. Despite this, research providing direct insight into regional governance in the digital age is limited. This project seeks to address this gap, exploring the priorities,...
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...
INTERREG Central Baltic 2014-2020
December, 2017 - December, 2018

Agenda 2030

The project analyzes the implementation of the Agenda 2030 at the local level in the Nordic countries. In September 2017, the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) adopted the Generation 2030 programme that will facilitate co-operation on the challenges...
Nordic Council of Ministers
April, 2017 - December, 2018

Regional Economic and Social Resilience

Regional resilience has become a hot topic for policy-making, with assistance regarding social and economic transformation at the core of the debate. The Regional Economic and Social Resilience project focuses on identifying what shocks the Nordic...
Nordic Council of Ministers
April, 2018 - December, 2018

The potential of Smart Specialisation for enhancing innovation and resilience in Nordic regions

Drafting Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (S3) has become an ex ante condition to access the EU Structural Funds for the 2014-2020 program period. This implies that for the first time, the fundamental goals of territorial...
Nordic Council of Ministers
May, 2018 - September, 2018

Review of the cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research

During the project, Nordregio will evaluate achievements in the cooperation Programme between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic Scientific research 2012-2018. The analysis involves two main activities: First, assessing the Arctic Research...
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Reykjavik
September, 2017 - September, 2018

Enhancing labour opportunities for women in the Nordic countries

Comparative study between policies and practices applied in three small or medium-sized cities in the Nordic countries, in Sweden, Iceland and Finland. The aim is to determine excluding factors on Nordic labour markets, as well as to identify good...
NIKK
October, 2017 - September, 2018

Common Indicators

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) support programmes that contribute to the European Union’s strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The European Commission uses different kinds of indicators to...
DG Regio
April, 2018 - June, 2018

Follow-up of Värmland strategy

In Sweden, each county organisation needs a development strategy for the region’s development. In 2014 Nordregio got the task to visualise and analyse 32 development goals of the development strategy of Region Värmland, a county organisation...
Region Värmland
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...
ESPON
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)
November, 2017 - April, 2018

ESPON Cross-border Public Services

A European-wide survey will be developed to collect coherent data on the implementation of cross-border public services (CPS) in Europe.
Spatial Foresight
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...
Copenhagen Economics (for ESPON EGTC)
January, 2017 - December, 2017

Nordic-Russian bioeconomy pre-study

The project aims at strengthening and specializing networks in bioeconomy; enhancing understanding of institutional framework with regard to utilization of forest and waste resources in Northwest Russia, as well as contributing with concrete ideas...
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...
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...
Vinnova
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...
European Parliament
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...
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...
European Comission FP7
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...
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...
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...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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...
DG Regio
January, 2014 - December, 2015

IQ Net – Improving the Quality of Structural Funds Programme Management through Exchange of Experience

IQ-Net is a network of regional and national partners across the EU whose aim is to improve the quality of Structural Funds programme management through exchange of experience. IQ-Net is managed by the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) at the...
European Policies Research Centre, Strathclyde University
November, 2014 - March, 2015

Sammenlignende Studie om bruk av Statlig ArealPlan (3SAP)

In some circumstances, the central government of Norway has the possibility to directly intervene in municipal land use planning. Such intervention is justified by projects of national and regional interest when the existing planning proposal or...
Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet
September, 2014 - December, 2014

Mainstreaming Human Rights in Urban Studies at the Belarusian National Technical University

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) has started an academic cooperation with Belarusian Universities; namely, the Faculty of International Relations at Belarusian State University (BSU), Belarusian State...
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI)