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Nordregio News Issue 3 2013: Nordic Population Ageing – Challenge and Opportunity?

This issue of Nordregio News maps the demographic situation and challenges in the Nordic countries, especially regarding ageing population. It also examines different methods and policy responses to tackle the situation.

Cross-border labour mobility in the Central Baltic region

The report studies cross-border labour mobility in the Central Baltic region together with the policies and measures related to that. It provides background information on the current migration flows between Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden as...

Small-scale Tourism in Rural Areas

Rural tourism has often been considered to be a remedy for rural decline, and as a tool for creating employment and economic growth. In this Working Paper researchers’ assess challenges and potentials of rural tourism in the Nordic countries....

Nordregio News Issue 2 2013: Gender Equality for Regional Growth

In this issue of Nordregio News we focus on the discussions of how gender equality and economic development are related.

Implementing the Concept of Smart Specialisation in the Nordic Countries

In the aftermath of the latest economic crises, the concept of “Smart specialisation” was presented to increase the efficiency in European investments in research, innovation and entrepreneurship. As the concept is relatively new, the...

Making the best of Europe’s Sparsely Populated Areas

On making geographic specificity a driver for territorial development in Europe. As part of the ESPON project Geospecs delving deeper into the issue of geographic specificities and development potentials in Europe, this Working Paper presents...

Crossing Borders

Cooperation across national borders is a means to enhance regional development and growth in border areas. Institutions, authorities and organisations on both sides of the border see that there is much to gain from cooperation and, sometimes, that...

Nordregio News Issue 1 2013: What Future for EU Structural Fund Programmes?

This issue of Nordregio News takes a closer look at aspects of the new programming period for the EU Structural Funds as well as the current progress in the Nordic countries towards new programmes for 2014 and onwards.