Exploring the Northern Dimension

ND Newsflash No. 3/2016 (September)

ND Newsflash 3/2016

In this issue we bring you views throughout the Northern Dimension, from the Arctic to the Baltic Sea. And don't forget to check out our new video "Exploring Northern Dimension".

We also wish you welcome to discuss the future of Northern Dimension during the EUSBSR Strategy Forum in the events organized by the NDPHS and NDI. See you in Stockholm!

You can read the individual articles below or download the ND Newsflash here: ND Newsflash 3/2016 (September 2016).

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Northern Dimension events at EUSBSR Strategy Forum

The future of Northern Dimension cooperation will be discussed in at least two events during the 7th Strategy forum of EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region in Stockholm, Sweden, 8-9 November.

The second Northern Dimension Day will take place back-to-back to the strategy forum on 7 November.  Following the lines of the Forum, it will focus on envisioning the achievements of ND cooperation by 2030 and topical challenges within the thematic areas of the four partnerships in 2030. For more information and registration see http://northerndimension.info/news/news/613-northern-dimension-day-7-11-2016

As part of the EUSBSR Strategy Forum, the Northern Dimension Partnership on Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS)  will host a seminar "Where are we heading – wealthier and healthier in the decades to come, or just the opposite?" on 8 November. The seminar, organized in cooperation with the eHealth for Regions Network, will discuss a topic close to the heart of each and every one of us, namely our chances to live a healthy and wealthy life in 2030. For more information see http://www.ndphs.org/?e-news

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Regional cooperation hugely important for Iceland

Regional cooperation hugely important for Iceland

Tómas Orri Ragnarsson, counsellor working on Arctic affairs and regional cooperation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Iceland gave NDI an interview about the importance of regional cooperation for Iceland.

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The Northern Dimension: An often forgotten but important neighbourhood policy

The Northern Dimension: An often forgotten but important neighbourhood policy

In academic circles, the Northern Dimension (ND) receives far less attention than the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) or the EU’s enlargement policy. This can be attributed to the specific features of the ND. In contrast to most other EU external policies, the ND does not aim at the export of values and norms but rather offers a pragmatic format for cooperation with its neighbours, in the first place the Russian Federation.

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Business views on the Northern Sea Route

Business views on the Northern Sea Route

There has been quite a buzz about increasing transportation in the Arctic routes, particularly in the Northern Sea Route during this decade. The NSR has been envisioned to provide a new transport route from Europe to Asia, and Russia and China have both projected a major increase in cargo volumes transported via the NSR in the coming years.

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A grant agreement signed between Gatchina Vodokanal and the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP)

A grant agreement signed between Gatchina Vodokanal and the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP)

The second phase of a comprehensive wastewater treatment investment programme in Gatchina, Russia took a major leap forward today when a grant agreement worth EUR 500,000 was signed between the local waterworks Gatchina Vodokanal and the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP).

Photo: Patrik Rastenberger/NEFCO ©

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Innovative e-Health solutions providing better care at lower cost

Innovative e-Health solutions providing better care at lower cost

Electronic health record and telemedice services have already become essential parts of health care. In the treatment of chronic diseases, eHealth solutions can also be utilised to provide better and more patient centred health care at a lower cost. To achieve this, the user’s needs and competences need to be in focus in the development of eHealth services.

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Scientific research utilized in the development of the Komi Republic

The Republic of Komi is one of the easternmost territories in the Barents region located at the foothills of the Ural Mountains. Research done at the Komi Science Centre, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences – one of the newest members of the Northern Dimension Institute – has already for decades addressed the most acute cultural and socio-economic questions in the Russian European North and also played an important role in the development of the Komi Republic.

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NDPC Annual Forum will take place in St Petersburg November 29-30

The main event of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture - the NDPC annual Forum in St. Petersburg in 2016 will take place in St. Petersburg November 29-30. The Forum will address the theme  “Culture as a Factor of Growth”, focusing on the synergies of culture and creative industries (CCIs) and tourism. Special emphasis will be given to gastronomic tourism, innovation in museums and creative clusters.

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