Exploring the Northern Dimension

Creative Powers for Europe, November 22th, 2016, Sweden

Sweden Proudly Presents and Welcomes You to Creative Powers for Europe!

Participate in a day of bold discussions and fresh ideas for moving the cultural and creative sectors in Europe forward. In doing so we will take steps towards sustainable development. The national and regional authorities that are the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Skåne are pleased to invite you to Creative Powers for Europe!

Culture as a Factor of Growth

International Forum within the framework of Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) CULTURE AS A FACTOR OF GROWTHwas held in St. Petersburg, December 7–9, 2014.

More than 160 participants representing various fields took part in the forum held at the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts to get informed of the initiatives within the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in the Northern Dimension area. The array of participating organizations was prominent including cultural and foreign ministries, universities, cultural and research institutes, companies and intermediaries in cultural and creative industries, museums, tourism industry, and NGOs from the ND area.

eHealth Innovation Days: Coming soon!

The first eHealth Innovation Days at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS) on 8th and 9th September 2016.

This conference will offer a platform for networking, for creating new partnerships and exchanging knowledge and experience. Four sessions and an exhibition will show the potential of eHealth for improving the Health Care Systems:

  1. Science and Research
  2. Hospitals and Best Practise
  3. Companies and Success Stories
  4. User Involvement and Usability.

Excellent Speakers from the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and the Netherlands will be in place for discussions with the audience. This will create the opportunity to see what we can expect of the eHealth market in the years to come and explore the limits of what is possible.

The registration is open until August 15, 2016.

For further information, please visit the conference web page.

EU Design Days in Brussels 20-22.9.2016

EU Design Days will be organized in Brussels in September 20-22th 2016. The event will be focusing in following themes: design as a strategic tool to support regional development, design to be used for a circular economy, urban production and design, and design thinking for public sector innovation and regional development.

Also, there is a workshop which considers how design thinking could be applied when co-creating new approaches with and for young people experiencing mental illness. In addition, one of the topics is how the use of design for innovation and growth in Europe could be increased.

Location of the event: BWM Brand Store Brussels, Boulevard de Waterloo 23-24, 1000, Brussels.

Find the registration and more information about the event from EU Design Days website.

European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels in 10-13.10.2016

Main themes of the event are: Sustained and sustainable economic growth, Inclusive economic growth, and Making ESI Funds simpler.

The event is targeted to an audience interested in regional policy.

Participation is free of charge.

Registration for the event "European Week of Regions and Cities" is open until September 26th 2016.

Find more information about the registration procedure here.

EUSBSR PA Culture Conference: Learning from the past - Looking into the future

EUSBSR Priority Area Culture Conference “Learning from the past - Looking into the future” in Tallinn on 13-14 November 2014.

The conference in Tallinn will constitute an occasion to introduce the first results of PA Culture flagship projects, its actions and achievements regarding improved cultural cooperation within the Baltic Sea Region. The BSR Cultural Dialogue will enter its second round, and available financial instruments for cultural projects and the future of PA culture will provide the basis for various discussions.

More information: www.eusbsrculture.eu

Final Program of the ND Future Forum 2019 published

Northern Dimension Future Forum 2019: Fresh and sustainable experiments of the Global North

Date: 28 November 2019
Venue: Aalto University, Dipoli (Otakaari 24, Espoo, Finland)
Organizers: Northern Dimension Institute, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Financed by: DG NEAR

Final Program of the Forum

The Future Forum panels present technology- and human-centered sustainable solutions to societal challenges in the fields of health, transport, environment and culture, which are Northern Dimension thematic partnerships. Voice is given to representatives of civil society, university sector, business and government. The exhibition area presents fresh solutions to societal challenges – particularly those generated by students and youth.

The Forum is a part of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019. It serves as the people-to-people pre-event to the "Clean and Global North - High-Level Event on Regional Cooperation in the North event", organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on 29 November in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki. The invitation-only event will also acknowledge the 20-year anniversary of the Northern Dimension.

More information:


Northern Dimension Institute Lead Coordinator
Professor Riitta Kosonen
Director, Center for Markets in Transition CEMAT
Aalto University
riitta.kosonen(at)aalto.fi

Dr. Päivi Karhunen
Research expert
CEMAT & Northern Dimension Institute
+358 50 3878 159
paivi.karhunen(at)aalto.fi

First edition of Creative Entrepreneurship Academy 2016

Creativity Lab together with Nordic Council of Ministers, Estonian Business School and Creative Business Cup are organising the Creative Entrepreneurhip Academy (CEA) in January 18-22, 2016 in Tallinn (Estonia) and Helsinki (Finland). The 5-days training programme includes interactive sessions and practical workshops, field trips and internationally renowned speakers.

The session is desighned for representatives of organisations and authorities that are responsible of creating strong creative ecosystem for talents and businesses to grow.

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Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency: Information Day 12 Dec 2014, Brussels

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Information Day will be held on 12 December 2014 in Brussels.

In the Information Day you will...

  • Get an update on the European policy on sustainable energy.
  • Learn about the energy efficiency priorities of the 2015 Horizon 2020 calls.
  • Find out how to apply for funding.
  • Participate in sessions dedicated to the different funding areas, meet the EASME team and get answers to your questions.
  • Use the opportunity to find new project partners.

Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event in 14th September in Brussels

In 14th September, the Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event for the Work Program "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" will be organized in Brussels.

The event will be organized by the European Commission due to the upcoming calls for proposals which will be launched in autumn 2016. The event is for the research community, businesses and public administration.

Find the registration link and event programme here.

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