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2018 August

In Search of Domains in Smart Specialisation: Case Study of Three Nordic Regions

This article analyses and compares three smart specialisation strategies in the Nordic regions. The European Union has promoted regional smart specialisation strategies for some years, and several studies on this topic have focused on key concepts su...
2018 August

Participation according to the law? The research-based knowledge on citizen participation in Norwegian municipal planning

Citizen participation is enshrined in the Norwegian Planning and Building Act (PBA) 1985 and accentuated by the 2008 revision of the PBA. In this article, we ask if the research on participation in municipal planning is sufficient to draw conclusions...
2018 June

Evaluation Report 2018

Rural Development Program for Åland 2014-2020 The report has been developed in cooperation between Nordregio and Statistics and Research Åland (ÅSUB) on behalf of the Landscape Government in Åland. The objective of this annual evaluation is to i...
2018-06-05

Att skapa regioner och organisera för regional utveckling

This policy brief was created as a collaboration between Nordregio and Centrum för kommunstrategiska studier at Linköping University, and has therefore been written in Swedish. The assignment was given by Region Östergötland. Regionerna är vikti...
2018

Building Effective Transnational Partnerships: The Case of Smart Lighting

This policy brief examines the requirements for building effective transnational partnerships in different policy fields, based on the lessons learned from the recent Lighting Metropolis project – a cross-border innovation venture between Denmark a...
2018

From Migrants to Workers: International migration trends in the Nordic countries

The populations of the Nordic countries are ageing, and to maintain economic growth there is a need to increase immigration and have these newcomers play a substantial role in the labour markets at the national and regional levels. This paper is one ...
2018

State of the Nordic Region 2018

State of the Nordic Region 2018 gives you a unique look behind the scenes of the world’s most integrated region, comprised of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, along with Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland. The report presents a se...
2018

Inclusive Digitalization in the Baltic Sea Region: An Instrument for Growth and Development in Declining Rural Areas?

This policy brief examines whether inclusive digitalization is an important instrument for promoting regional growth and development in struggling rural areas in the Baltic Sea region. The brief highlights the potential benefits that digitalization c...