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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...
14 Jun, 2019

Nordregio presented at OECD meeting on mining regions and cities

The OECD meeting in Skellefteå, Sweden, on mining regions and cities, went beyond a sectoral view to understand how to deliver wellbeing for regions specialised in mining and extractive industries. Central to this is how to ensure a just transition...
25 Mar, 2019

Solving Society’s Most Pressing Challenges through Housing

Climate change, inequality & social isolation are among the biggest challenges of our time, and they have more in common than may first meet the eye. Each is a global challenge. Each requires local action as part of the solution. And with all...
13 Mar, 2019

Rural Development in Action – new Issue of Nordregio Magazine

A crucial part of Nordic cooperation consists of exploring, comparing and innovating the socioeconomic structures embedded in the Nordic model – or where Nordregio is concerned: provide policy input regarding development and planning practices...
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...