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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...
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 a...
January, 2018 - December, 2020

Transport for Regional Integration in Border regions (TRIBORDER)

The TRIBORDER project aims to analyze the potential challenges of planning and developing transport connections across the borders in the Nordic region. The project activities will contribute to the work of the Nordic Thematic Group for Sustainable C...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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 systems. One way of dealing with these challenges is to take advantage of the ongoin...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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
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 focus...
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 macro-regional...
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Project
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, 2017 - December, 2019

Rural attractiveness in Norden

The attractiveness project seeks to capture the reasons behind why people choose to leave sparsely populated / remote and urban adjacent rural areas, why they move there, and why they always have stayed there. Looking at demographic and employment da...
Nordic Council of Ministers
August, 2018 - December, 2019

Urban-rural flows of seasonal tourists – local planning challenges and strategies

In the Nordic region there are several locations that are attractive for seasonal tourism, such as the west coast of Denmark, parts of Iceland and Sweden in the summer, and ski-resorts in Norway, Finland and Sweden in the winter. They are attractive ...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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 environmenta...
Nordic Council of Ministers
November, 2017 - October, 2019

Rural Norden in 2050: Spatial perspectives on demographic and economic futures

The purpose of this project is to provide policy makers at the national and regional levels an idea of what the size, composition, and geographic distribution of the rural populations in the Nordic countries might look like at mid-century. There has ...
Nordic Council of Ministers
December, 2017 - September, 2019

Rural perspectives on spatial disparities of education and employment outcomes

The project analyses spatial disparities of youth education and unemployment from the rural perspective in the Nordic region. The spatial disparities concept helps to identify gaps in established structures of education, training or work that occur a...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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
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), busines...
Vinnova
June, 2017 - August, 2019

Södertörnsmodellen, Stage 3

A shift towards economic, green and social sustainability in urban development demands new forms of collaboration between citizens, local authorities, businesses and the academia which adheres to local needs and preconditions. A lack of knowledge reg...
Vinnova
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 Sweden-N...
ESPON
June, 2018 - June, 2019

Improving Urban-Rural connectivity in non-metropolitan regions (URRUC)

This project aims to develop a transport policy toolkit for stakeholders to support transport policy decision-making and enhance connectivity between urban and rural areas across Europe. Transport accessibility and mobility are central to connecting ...
ESPON
December, 2017 - April, 2019

Integrating immigrants into the Nordic labour market

This project seeks to deepen understanding of how the labour market integration of immigrants can be strengthened. The project will investigate how the labour market integration of refugees and other migrant groups in the Nordic countries can be faci...
Nordic Council of Ministers
March, 2018 - April, 2019

Long-term planning for inclusive cities in the Nordic region

The aim of the project is to increase knowledge concerning different ways that small and medium-sized Nordic cities seek to overcome barriers for social inclusion in their strategic work and in various projects concerning urban development. Socio-eco...
Nordic Council of Ministers
June, 2018 - April, 2019

Kicking off Bioeconomy in the North

This project is a continuation of the NCM-funded project ‘Nordic-Russian bioeconomy pre-study’ that focused on bioeconomy in Arkhangelsk oblast in Russia. In the second phase of the project the geographic focus will be expanded by including the M...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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 t...
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 are...
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 efficiency...
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 opportunit...
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, cha...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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 re...
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 c...
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 fun...
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 pr...
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
May, 2017 - September, 2018

Small and medium-sized cities in the Nordic and Arctic regions

While researchers and policy-makers have mainly been interested in larger cities and urban regions, smaller cities have received considerably less attention. With this background in mind, this project focuses on small and medium-sized cities in the N...
Nordic Council of Ministers
April, 2017 - September, 2018

The compact city of the North – functions, challenges and planning strategies

The aim with this project is to increase the knowledge on city center development strategies in the Nordics, and especially concerning small and medium sized cities. Today, the city center is supposed to be an attractive and inclusive public space, a...
Nordic Council of Ministers
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 locat...
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 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
August, 2017 - April, 2018

Rural realities in the Nordic countries

The aim of the project is to highlight the living conditions that women and men face in Nordic rural communities, and how they affect the migration patterns in the Nordic countries. Both women and men in the Nordic countries are moving to the cities....
NIKK
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)
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 an...
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
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...
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
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
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
March, 2014 - March, 2015

Climate change adaption for sustainable urban development (ClimUrban)

The ClimUrban project (Climate change adaption for sustainable urban development) is a seed money project leading towards a project application to the new INTERREG Programme period 2014-2020 or other clients. The project addresses urban and regional ...
EU Seed Money Facility
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 conf...
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 Economic...
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI)
March, 2014 - June, 2014

Maritime Spatial Planning in Sweden

Nordregio has been commissioned by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management to prepare a background paper concerning Maritime Spatial Planning in Sweden. Based on existing and proposed policies, the project investigates how the planning pro...
Havs- och Vattenmyndigheten
February, 2014 - April, 2014

Compiling, processing, analysing and visualising statistical data of 32 of the goals of the Värmland Strategy

The project aims at visualising and analysing 32 regional development goals of Region Värmland, a county organisation located in mid-Western Sweden. In Sweden, each county organisation needs a development strategy for the region’s development....
Region Värmland