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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
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
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
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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - 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, 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
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
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
July, 2014 - December, 2014

Upholding of the Baltic Sea Region – Territorial Monitoring System

The purpose of the project “Upholding of the Baltic Sea Region – Territorial Monitoring System” is to further develop the monitoring tool of the BSR-TeMo project and to extend the monitoring of territorial cohesion towards (some) ur...
ClientESPON CU
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)