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2019 March 29

Social service innovation in rural areas – a user involvement guide

This policy brief gives an introduction to a user guide that has been developed to empower disadvantaged groups in rural areas. High-quality service provision in rural areas is becoming increasingly difficult due to social and demographic...
2019 March 08

Governing the digital transition in Nordic Regions: The human element

This in-depth study explores digitalisation in Nordic regions by studying how local and regional authorities are implementing national and regional digital strategies. Further, it seeks to identify the different types of actors (public sectors,...
2019 March 08

The status, characteristics and potential of smart specialisation in Nordic Regions

This report attempts to create a foundation for understanding the added value of smart specialisation in the Nordic context. It focuses on the cohesiveness and complementarity between the different tiers of government, paying particular attention to...
2019 March 5

Bringing attention back to the city centre – six Nordic examples

Many small and medium-sized Nordic cities are dealing with challenges related to the role and development of their city centres. They use strategies related to urban planning, governance and business development, to aim for greater compactness,...
2019 February 20

Governing the Metropolitan Dimension: A Critical Perspective on Institutional Reshaping and Planning Innovation in Italy

As in other European countries, over recent decades the question of metropolitan government has captured political and academic attention in Italy too. The debate has been recently fuelled by a national reform introduced to create 14 metropolitan...
2019 February 25

Regional Economic and Social Resilience: An Exploratory In-Depth Study in the Nordic Countries

How capable are local and regional economies of recovering from global and local shocks and threats and ensure resilient long-term development paths? Answering this question was the challenge of the Nordic Thematic Group on Innovative and...
2019 February 13

Industrial Symbiosis in the Baltic Sea Region: Current Practices and Guidelines for New Initiatives

This policy brief examines three good practice examples of Industrial Symbiosis (IS) from the Baltic Sea Region and outlines practical guidelines for public authorities and business development organisations on how to develop and implement IS...
2018 March 22

State of the Nordic Region 2018: Immigration and integration edition

State of the Nordic Region 2018 Migration and Integration presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of integration within core socioeconomic sectors, including demography, the labour force, health, and foreign background in...