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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...
November, 2017 - December, 2022

Nunataryuk – permafrost thaw and changing arctic coast: science for socio-economic adaptation

A main goal of Nunataryuk is to determine the impacts of thawing land, coast and subseapermafrost on the global climate and on humans in the Arctic and to develop targeted and co-designed adaptation and mitigation strategies. Nanortalik, Greenland / ...
European Commission
January, 2018 - December, 2021

Sino-European innovative green and smart cities (SiEUGreen)

SiEUGreen aspires to enhance the EU-China cooperation in promoting urban agriculture for food security, resource efficiency and smart, resilient cities. Nordregio is leader of the work package: “Support to Institutional and Social Structures for cr...
European Commission
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 - 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 Progra...
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme
July, 2017 - July, 2020

BONUS BASMATI – Baltic Sea Maritime Spatial Planning for Sustainable Ecosystem Services

BONUS BASMATI project aims to develop an innovative decision support system for maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region. The overall objectives of BONUS BASMATI are to: 1) develop integrated and innovative solutions for maritime spatial pl...
EU BONUS and FORMAS
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
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, 2018 - February, 2020

PanBaltic SCOPE

The objective of the project is to contribute to more coherent maritime spatial planning (MSP) strategies in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) and to build lasting macro-regional mechanisms for cross-border MSP cooperation. To achieve the overall objective...
EASME/EMFF/DG Mare & Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)
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
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
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
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 a...
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 Residen...
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 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
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
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
September, 2017 - March, 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 to...
ESPON
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
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
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
September, 2018 - December, 2018

Empowering Young Women in Industrial Cities in the Russian Arctic

The project stimulates young women empowerment in industrial cities in the Russian Arctic through developing cultural and artistic exchange between Russia and Sweden. Mining cities require more men labour than female and are permeated with masculine ...
Swedish Institute
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
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
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