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Project: Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Lead Partner: University of Umeå, Sweden

The capacity of protected areas in the Barents Region to conserve biodiversity threatened by climate change project is initiated by the Umeå University as its already second project related to vulnerable ecosystem and biodiversity of the Barents Region.

Project: HePuPro

HePuPro

LeadPartner: Lapland Univeristy of Applied Sciences, Finland

The idea of the project lies in the field of heat pump system development, testing and certification and bringing it to the market.

Project: MineHealth - Sustainability of miners´well-geing, health and work ability in the Barents Region

MineHealth - Sustainability of miners´well-geing, health and work ability in the Barents Region

Lead Partner: Umeå University Department of Public Health & Clinical, Sweden

The project will provide long term sustainability of well-being, health and work ability among workers in the mining industry on the Barents region.

Work in the mining industry situated in the Barents region is characterized by exposure to harsh climatic conditions. Therefore specific knowledge is needed about the separate and combined risks that are unique for the regional mining industry. The project will increase this knowledge. It will also work on various measures of protection against the harmful conditions of the work on arctic mines.

Project: Northern Beauty

Northern Beauty - Barents' Visual Arts in the 1970s and the 1980s

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the people-to-people cooperation and identity building of the Barents region by establishing cooperation between arts and cultural institutions

Project: Sustainable Mining, local communities and environmental regulation in Kolarctic area (SUMILCERE)

Sustainable Mining, local communities and environmental regulation in Kolarctic area (SUMILCERE)

Lead Partner: University of Lapland, Finland

Project’s overall objectives are to support public-private collaboration for achieving the sustainable development; to enhance the using of developed practises and recommendations for sustainable social licensing, environmental regulation; to sustain research network collaboration; to contribute to the diminishing risks in global mining investments in the Euro-Arctic Barents region.

Project: Young Innovative Entrepreneurs

Young Innovative Entrepreneurs is a business development project that will make it more attractive for young entrepreneurs to stay and do business as well as initiate projects in the Barents region.

The Young Innovative Entrepreneurs project aims to develop a support system for implement innovative business ideas by young innovative entrepreneurs in the Barents region, facilitating cross-border cooperation.

Registration open for Barents Cooperation Forum

Barents Cooperation Forum takes place in Helsinki, Finland on December 8th. The Forum offers the latest information on the development activities and funding opportunities within the region. The Forum will also serve as a platform for creating strategic partnerships for new projects and other collaborative initiatives.

The forum targets a wide spectrum of companies, municipalities, universities and researchers from Barents region interested keeping up to date with the developments in the region, participating in workshop discussions, sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.

Read more and register on the Forum website.

Study: Challenges for Effective Logistics in the Barents region: a study on the cross-border operations between Finland and the Murmansk region (2013)

Challenges for Effective Logistics in the Barents region: a study on the cross-border operations between Finland and the Murmansk region Finland and the Murmansk region (2013)

Lehtinen, Ulla; Atkova, Irina
University of Oulu

The purpose of this paper is to describe logistics infrastructure in the Murmansk region and northern Finland, to pinpoint major barriers in the sphere of logistics impeding the development of cross-border operations between the Murmansk region and Finland and to single out main logistic challenges faced by the companies internationalizing onto the Murmansk region market.

Study: Changing Business Environment of the Barents Region – overview to current issues (2012)

Changing Business Environment of the Barents Region – overview to current issues (2012)

Alila, Hanna; Tuomela-Pyykkönen, Marika

University of Oulu

The study illustrates the preliminary views of the studies by the authors. Both studies concentrate on the Barents Region and their objectives are linked to company competences – one studies the company competences enabling successful business operations and the second one concentrates on mining procurement competencies.

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