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7 Mar, 2019

New chairman of the Nordregio Board

The chairmanship of the board of Nordregio has passed form one Norwegian to another. Bjørn Kristen Barvik has taken over from Erik Vieth-Pedersen, both from the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. Here he outlines his vision...
7 Mar, 2019

Resilient regions: An increasing necessity in volatile societies

Local communities and regional authorities are faced with continuous uncertainty. Emerging technologies, economic crises, political changes and environmental disasters can cause shocks and crises challenging the long-term economic development and...
6 Mar, 2019

6-8 March ReNEW conference: Sweden and Finland front-runners in naturalisation

The Nordic societies are increasingly multicultural and the number of the population with foreign background is on the rise. Naturalisation is often viewed as “the last step” of the integration process where a person is granted the citizenship...
7 Dec, 2018

Building a better future – the Nordic Way

Sustainable building and the new bioeconomy were in focus at the two Nordregio events at COP24. They were part of an extensive programme at the Nordic Pavilion, which for the fourth COP in a row created an exciting platform for dialogue and...
8 Nov, 2018

REVIVAL kick-off meeting in Kazbegi, Georgia

On 1-2 November, the REVIVAL project kicked-off in the stunning mountainous municipality of Kazbegi in northern Georgia, along the Russian border. The project aims at exploring new approaches to study local and regional development in mountainous...
19 Oct, 2018

Alvdal is in the radar of Attractiveness project

Which Nordic municipalities are good examples for attracting people to rural areas? This question leads Nordregio researchers to explore fourteen areas, Alvdal in Norway is among them. There are two main criteria for choosing municipalities for the...
17 Oct, 2018

Yle Nyheter and Vasabladet about the Attractiveness project

Earlier in October, Nordregio’s Senior Research Fellow Michael Kull visited Närpes – a city in Western Finland where one of the case studies for the Attractiveness project took place. The visit was covered by Yle media and Vasabladet. “Rural...
16 Oct, 2018

Arctic changes and challenges – new issue of Nordregio Magazine

The Arctic is changing both for better and for worse. A warmer climate causes major disruptions, but also leads to new opportunities. The new issue of Nordregio Magazine looks at some of the latest developments within demographics and social change...