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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...
19 Jun, 2019

Nordic Midsummer Analysis 2019: Maypole or Bonfire?

After the long winter it is finally time to celebrate the solstice and the nightless nights in the Nordic countries, Midsummer. Or Sankthansaften, as they say in Norway, Sankthans in Denmark, Juhannus in Finland, Midsommar in Sweden and Jónsmessa...
29 May, 2019

New issue of Nordregio Magazine: Jobs for immigrants

The Nordic countries have received more refugees than most other regions in Europe in the last years.Finding jobs for these new citizens is a major challenge, if they end up staying. The latest issue of Nordregio Magazine presents the highlights...
14 May, 2019

New issue of Nordregio Magazine: Climate Policies in the Nordics – are we doing it right?

When talking about climate change, we usually look at it mainly from an environmental perspective. The 2019 edition of the Nordic Economic Policy Review just published by the Nordic Council of Ministers focuses on climate policy from the point of...
3 May, 2019

Green Infrastructure: a successful tool in strategic land use planning

The Nordic countries are known for their green cities, full of accessible green and blue spaces and surrounded by agricultural land, vast forests and lakes. Viewed in aggregate these green and blue areas are a network. A concept called Green...
23 Apr, 2019

State of the Nordic Region goes academic

The State of the Nordic Region 2018 report has now been chosen as part of the material used in the entrance exam for the business administration study in a number of Finnish universities. State of the Nordic Region is a flagship publication of the ...
2 Apr, 2019

Many faces of segregated cities: a Nordic Overview

Nordic event and new report highlight the need for increased efforts to combat segregation in Nordic cities. Nordic cities are segregated and characterized by economic and social barriers that challenge the idea of the Nordic region as inclusive and...
21 Mar, 2019

New Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Former Finnish environment minister and State Secretary Paula Lehtomäki is the new Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers as of Monday March 18. “It really is a unique opportunity,” the new Secretary General stresses. Faith in...