7 Oct, 2019

Urban gardening demonstrates social empowerment: Taste Aarhus led to 300 initiatives

Urban gardening is much more than just growing food and plants, it is about social engagement. The City of Aarhus has become well known for their ‘Taste Aarhus’ programme, a key driver behind more than 300 bottom-up urban agriculture initiatives...
2 Oct, 2019

Thawing permafrost threatens the Arctic populations

Increasing temperatures in the Arctic cause permafrost thaw which will have severe consequences for the inhabitants of the Arctic Region. Sixty per cent of the settlements and more than two-thirds of the population are located on permafrost. Thawing...
2 Sep, 2019

Open seminar 12 September – Future of regional development

An open seminar on the future of regional development will be held 12 September at the University of Akureyri. The seminar is organised by Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Byggdastofnun and Nordregio and in cooperation with the EK-R...
19 Aug, 2019

Digital services bring equality to Västerbotten municipalities

Location matters. Where one is born and raised still determines to a considerable extent one’s opportunities and constrictions for living. Inequalities among regions within the EU have been growing since the 2008 economic crisis. The EU funded...
14 Aug, 2019

Nordic thematic group for innovative and resilient regions publishes discussion paper about skills policies

A new discussion paper, titled Skills Policies – Building Capacities and Resilient Nordic Regions, has been published under the guidance of the Nordic Thematic Group for Innovative and Resilient Regions. The paper offers background for the...
25 Jun, 2019

1 July Almedalen: Increasing mental health problems and school drop-outs amongst rural youth

Vulnerable youth who are not currently employed, in education or training, often referred to as NEET, is a growing group in the Nordics. Many of them are struggling with mental health problems and might be affected by the demographic and structural...


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