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11 Sep, 2018

Launch of new local smart specialisation platform for sparsely populated areas

The EU financed REGINA project held its flagship conference in Rovaniemi on Sept 11-12. A new learning platform with development tools for local planners and policymakers was launched at the conference. It aims to empower small communities with resou...
3 Sep, 2018

Study on Smart Specialisation in European Arctic regions

Nordregio has been commissioned a new study on smart specialisation in the Arctic regions. Nordregio has been assigned to the task by the European Commission Joint Research Centre and the JRC S3 Platform Team in Seville, Spain. The aim of the project...
28 Jun, 2018

New tools for policy makers and planners in remote regions

If you live in a small town where business is based on natural resources, sudden changes in the local economy – like a mine opening or closing – can have a major impact on the social structure. The REGINA project has developed a set of tools ...
28 Jun, 2018

New issue of Nordregio Magazine: Changing Ruralities

The trend towards increased urbanisation seems ever growing and even more city dwellers are foreseen in the future. Many rural areas – but not all – are losing inhabitants, investments, growth potential and maybe even cultural as well as economic...
25 Jun, 2018

Impressive new portfolio of Nordic-Arctic projects in the pipeline

22 projects received support from the Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2018. A total of 6,52 million DKK were allocated in June 2018. The purpose of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Co-operation Programme 2018–2021 is to create sustaina...
14 Jun, 2018

Innovation not just an urban phenomenon

The general belief that innovation takes places in capital cities and urban areas only is partly a myth, according to researchers from Luleå University. Innovation is often measured by number of patents and they are usually made in big cities and ur...
31 May, 2018

Bioeconomy study in Northwest Russian region shows the potential for Nordic-Russian cooperation

A new study conducted by Nordregio Research Fellow Anna Berlina and Alexey Trubin from the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) provides an overview for status of the bioeconomy in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. It presents key institutions...
9 Apr, 2018

Nordregio goes .org

Nordregio launches revamped website and new web magazine. We move from .se to .org, joining the rest of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ network “domain-wise”, as well as underlining our role as an international research institute. ...