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January 2020

Agenda 2030 and SDGs at the local level – a brief start-up guide

The Nordic countries are often placed at the top of global rankings on sustainable development. Well-established democratic systems are in place to fight poverty, promote economic growth and ensure gender equality, as well as to protect the...
4 February, 2020

State of the Nordic Region 2020

The State of the Nordic Region 2020 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. A comprehensive...
2019 September 18

Atlas of population, society and economy in the Arctic

The Atlas of Population, Society and Economy in the Arctic provides an in-depth overview of the changes that are affecting populations in the circumpolar North. Continuous environmental, economic and social changes are currently underway in the...
2019 June 18

Nordic Population in 2040 – Executive summary

How strong is the urbazination trend in the Nordics in the long haul? Will the rural areas be depopulated by 2040? This is the executive summary of the report The Nordic Population in 2040 – Analysis of past and future demographic trends. The...
2019 August 22

Social and Economic Resilience in the Bothnian Arc Cross-Border Region

What global and local risks and long-term challenges is the Bothnian Arc cross-border area exposed to? And how can societies and economies in this area anticipate and respond to them to ensure resilient long-term development paths? This report...
2019 August 16

Is the coast clear? The role of digitalisation for enabling blue growth in the cross-border region of Svinesund

The study explores what role digitalisation plays in the context of business development and growth in the marine sector in the Svinesund area; the different challenges and opportunities that surface in this context; and what role the Svinesund...
2019 July 02

Implementing Smart Specialisation strategies in Nordic regions

This policy brief explores the adoption of Smart Specialisation (S3) strategies in the Nordic Region. S3 as a policy tool has quickly been adopted across the European Union and in the Nordic countries, but the implementation of S3 is not uniformly...
2019 June 27

Governing the Digital Transition in the Nordic Regions

The Nordic countries are often positioned as digital front-runners in the European and global contexts. Digitalisation is changing the nature of business, jobs and provision of public services. Rapid digitalisation and technological change require...