Exploring the Northern Dimension

How to facilitate the integration of creative and cultural industries and tourism?

The development of creative and cultural industries (CCI) and cultural tourism has been identified as the strategic focus of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC). This includes also the facilitation of cross-sectorial spill-overs and innovation in CCI, as well as usage of CCI innovation in furthering tourism.  In order to build up the knowledge base on the prevailing situation and support the future developments, the NDPC has commissioned a study on the topic. The study will be carried out with an aim to learn more about developments in CCI and its cross-sector spillovers with tourism, taking into account innovative case studies and best practices, as well as policy developments. The information will be utilized to develop recommendations for effective and sustainable integration of CCI and tourism sector. The study is carried out by PROMAN – a leading international consulting company specialised in development cooperation – with the funding from the European Commission.

Improving the accessibility of the Baltic Sea Region. The kick-off conference for three EU projects

The kick-off conference for three EU projects: NSB CoReScandria 2Act and TENTacle projects was held on April 7th at Kalastajatorppa in Helsinki and gathered for about one hundred participants. These three projects start their cooperation in order to develop the EU TEN-T Core Network Corridors intersecting the Baltic Sea Region.

The project North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions, NSB CoRe is led by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council from Finland, and  it aims to improve the sustainable accessibility of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region (EBSR) to freight and passenger transport.

The Scandria2Act is a project developing the northern sections of the Core Network Corridor from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, prioritizing energy efficient solutions in freight and passenger transports. The TENTacle project focuses on the accessibility of peripheral regions in the Baltic Sea Region by developing their connections to the Core Network Corridors.

These three-year projects NSB CoRe, Scandria2Act and TENTacle have been approved by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.

To get more information about the conference and the projects, please visit Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council web page.

Innovative approaches to combining cultural tourism and creative industries

“Cultural tourism is rising in Russia and we need recommendations to find synergies between cultural and creative industries and tourism”, stated NDPC Senior adviser Ilze Gailite-Holmberg in her opening words for the Creative Industries roundtable discussion at the 7th Northern Dimension Forum.  The roundtable focused on the interaction and cross-overs of CCIs and cultural tourism, and provided examples of innovative approaches to combining them.

International Conference «The perspectives of socio-economic development of border regions», June 9-10, Petrozavodsk, Russia

Date: June 9-10, 2016
Place: Petrozavodsk, Russia
Registration deadline:  May 25th, 2016.

Institute of Economics of Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences invites you to take part in the International Conference «The perspectives of socio-economic development of border regions». 
 
The conference offers the opportunities to discuss the following issues: 
  • Priorities and problems of border regions in the new geopolitical conditions and an escalation of international tension;
  • The economic security of border regions;
  • Social and economic differentiation of border regions;
  • New institutions of economic cooperation between border regions;
  • Features of regional policy in relation of border regions;
  • Import substitution as a factor of development of border regions;
  • Cross-border cooperation and modernization of the economy;
  • Investment climate and foreign investment in border regions;
  • Migration in border regions;
  • The practice of cross-border cooperation at the municipal level. 

Please find the Conference newsletter here, and the registration form here

International Conference in honour of K. Arseniev “Problems in Economic Geography and Spatial Development Statistics”, Russia

Federal State Statistics Service Regional Agency for the Republic of Karelia (KareliaStat), Petrozavodsk State University, Institute of Economics of the Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Institute of Applied Mathematical Research of the Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences invite you to the International Conference in honour of K. Arseniev “PROBLEMS IN ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT STATISTICS”

Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia

October 24th, 2014

International conference: “Lend-lease and Arctic Convoys: from Regional Cooperation Towards Global Coalition”, August 30, Arkhangelsk, Russia

NArFUINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
“LEND-LEASE AND ARCTIC CONVOYS: FROM REGIONAL COOPERATION TOWARDS GLOBAL COALITION”

August 30, 2016
Northern Arctic Federal University
Arkhangelsk, Russia

Northern Arctic Federal University located in Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia, is happy to announce the forthcoming celebrations dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Allied Arctic Convoy DERVISH. The celebrations will be held on 29 August - 1 September 2016 in Arkhangelsk and offer a diverse programme of ceremonial, public and cultural events.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Conference “Lend-Lease and Arctic Convoys: From Regional Cooperation Towards Global Coalition” to be hosted by the Northern Arctic Federal University on August 30, 2016 alongside the extended programme on the regional level that you are also welcome to enjoy.

The Conference will be attended by officials, diplomatic missions, federal and regional authorities, veterans, researchers, students, general public, and media.

Conference Concept and Relevance

The joint economic potential of the Allied coalition became one of the most important sources for the victory in the World War II. The mechanism of Lend-Lease allowed the Allies to make efficient and prompt use of this potential, and continued to influence the world affairs even after the War’s conclusion, laying foundations for the concept of collaboration pool as well as several key international economic, political and cultural organizations. The Lend-Lease concept thus became one of the main global consolidating factors during and after the War. Today we can learn a lot from this joint experience in order to apply it for the development of effective solutions to combat international terrorism, global disasters, epidemics and other modern challenges calling for consolidation of efforts on the part of the international community.

One could hardly overestimate the role of the Northern Convoys as the shortest and most important route for strategic cargo supply to the USSR. The collaboration experience of the navy of 40 nations in the Arctic remains unparalleled and calls for further investigation.

Topics To Be Addressed

Within the framework of the Conference the following topics are offered for discussion:

  • The strategy of the Allied coalition during World War II;
  • The role of the Lend-Lease policy;
  • The political and historical context of the Northern Convoys history;
  • The convoy operation management;
  • The contribution of different nations in the convoy operations;
  • The importance of the northern route for the victory.

For further information, please contact Svetlana Pirogova, Head of NArFU International Communications Unit, at s.pirogova(at)narfu.ru. 

International workshop on Societal Security Research in Riga, Latvia, 31.8-1.9.2016

NordForsk and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ office in Latvia, are organizing a workshop to help inform the scope and development of a possible international research cooperation aimed at understanding and addressing current debates surrounding societal security in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The workshop will be held in the “Glass Hall” of Hotel Bergs, Riga, Latvia.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Registration and more information available at NordForsk website.

Interreg Baltic Sea Region Consultation Days, Berlin, Germany

Interreg Baltic Sea Region invites you to a project idea consultation during the Consultation Days on 12 and 13 April 2016 in Berlin, Germany. You will have the opportunity to consult your project idea in person with Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat officers. The consultations are offered on 12 April between 13.00 – 17.45 hours and on 13 April between 9.00 - 16.15 hours. 

The Consultation Days addresses project developers who plan to apply for the Programme funds in the 2nd call and have already a project idea. The consultation slot is 45 minutes.

The registration  will be closed when the maximum number is reached or latest on 7 April 2016.

For further information and registration, please visit: http://www.interreg-baltic.eu/event-detail/event/interreg-baltic-sea-region-consultation-days.html

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