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Project MERMAID gave recommendations for sustainable development in the Arctic

Finnish Meterological Institute, together with three university partners in Finland,  has completed the MERMAID (Identifying Risks and Opportunities for Marine Transport and Tourism in the Arctic) project during 2014-2016. The project supports the implementation of the Arctic Strategy of Finland and preparations for the Finland's chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2016.

The recommendations of the project include e.g. establishing a multidisciplinary education program for offshore and subsea expertise, joint marketing efforts for Arctic tourism and application of environmental regulation follow-up system. Open co-operation and knowledge sharing with Russia on multiple levels is recommended, for example by recognizing correct regional co-operation actors and broadening the co-operation to new areas. More about the project results and recommendations can be found from Policy Brief 3/2016.

Project Report: ICT for Health results

ICT for Health results

The aim of the project was to enhance the social capacity, knowledge and acceptance by the citizens with chronic diseases and medical professionals in the regions of the project partners to utilise eHealth technologies in prevention and treatment.

Project results: Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among Youth (ADPY); situation analysis for evidence based policies

The aim of the project was to reduce hazardous and harmful alcohol use and substance use in general among young people in municipalities around the Baltic Sea region through local empowerment and capacity building.

General recommendations on community-based alcohol and drug prevention 

ADPY Cooperation Model: Model of collaboration between different sectors in solving problems of alcohol use among young people

Project results: BARN seed money project

BARN seed money project

The state of play report resulting from this NDPHS Seed Money Project, funded by the German Ministry of Health, sets the stage for a larger project educating health professionals on infection prevention and control. 

Project results: Healthification seed money project

Healthification seed money project

The state of play report resulting from this NDPHS Seed Money Project, funded by the German Ministry of Health, looks at the implementation  of Health in All Policies approach on the municipal level and availability of reliable and updated health data that can be used for evidence-based decision making, with the special focus on the analysis of Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL). The report will inform the development of a larger project.

Project results: ImPrim

ImPrim

The aim of the project was to improve public health in the Baltic Sea region and, in particular, in its eastern part. Within this wide objective, the project focused on the role of primary health care and its benefits for the public health system as well as the regional competitiveness.

Project results: PrimCareIT

PrimCareIT

The aim of the project was to raise the attractiveness of remote primary health care. Opportunities for professional networking and continuing medical education as well as career development in remote areas are several issues which could be efficiently managed by means of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring, including social media. The project complements the Imprim and ICT for Health projects.

Project: Baltic Link Gdynia-Karlskrona

Baltic Link Gdynia-Karlskrona

Lead Partner: Regional Council of Southern Småland, Sweden

The activities within our project consist of a new combined terminal in Alvesta, upgrading of the railway Emmaboda-Karlskrona (part of the Coast to coast line) and infrastructure investments in the Port of Karlskrona in Sweden together with investments in the Port of Gdynia in Poland.

Project: Baltic Sea Mentoring Cloud (BSMC)

Baltic Sea Mentoring Cloud (BSMC)

Lead partner: Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, Germany

The main focus of the “Baltic Sea Mentoring Cloud” (BSMC) is to strengthen the communication and knowledge transfer between SMEs, acting in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) with the help of a mentoring cloud accessible via the World Wide Web.

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