Exploring the Northern Dimension

Integration Potential of Logistics in the Global Economy

NDI coordinator St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON) organized a conference "Integration potential of Logistics in the global economy" on 25 September 2014. The Conference brought together researchers, business and policy makers to discuss issues ranging from logistics corridor developments to the need of integrated solutions to increase the efficiency of logistics in Russia. The impacts of the current trade restrictions on supply chains were in focus.

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. 

Interregional Cooperation in the Changed Reality and Interaction within Civil Society

The European Union is active in various regional cooperation formats involving politicians, officials, civil society and people-to-people contacts. 

One of them is the Northern Dimension (ND), a joint policy between EU, Norway, Iceland and Russia. It offers a platform for policy dialogue and practical, result-oriented cooperation through four partnerships in environment, transport, health and culture covering geographical area from the Baltic to Barents Seas. In line with the principle of co-financing, the EU has allocated close to €100m in support of the ND in previous years. For 2014-20 financial support comes from ENI Regional East Programme. The ND considerably contributed to improving the environmental situation of Baltic and Barents Seas. It addressed people’s health, transport and logistics and creative and culture industry policy.

Join us for an exciting international energy project!

Baltic Development Forum (BDF) is looking for an expert on the Russian energy market to gather relevant information and data on existing financing solutions and other relevant experiences in the field,

Larger challenges can only be solved across industries and fields

The role of cultural and creative industries (CCI) in fostering innovation and regional development was the focus of attention in the Creative Industries round table of the 6th ND Forum.

In the photo: Kenneth Agerholm (ARTLAB Denmark), Elizaveta Kiseleva (MosART), Ilze Gailite Holmberg (NDPC) and Silja Suntola (Creative Industries Finland) discussing during the creative industries round table. Photo: AEB.

ND Forum exploring the potential in the Arctic

The seventh Northern Dimension Forum focused on discussing the challenges and business opportunities in the Arctic region. The need for international cooperation and sustainable development in the Arctic was highlighted throughout the discussions. The ND Forum – organized by the Northern Dimension Business Council (NDBC) and the Association of European Businesses (AEB) – was held on 7 April 2016 in St. Petersburg with over 200 delegates attending the event.

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