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Publications from the first year of NDI Think Tank Action

The NDI Think Tank Action conducts research on thematic areas jointly agreed with the ND partnerships. The themes for the first…

Project: ENERU

ENERU –project

Lead Partner: Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland

This project aims to strengthen cross border cooperation in energy management to increase business cooperation among South Kola region in Russia, Finnish Lapland and Norrbotten Sweden.

Project: Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast RENSOL

Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast RENSOL

Lead Partner: Baltic Development Forum

The project is funded by the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Non-State Actors and Local Authorities Programme for the Baltic Sea Region (within the framework of priorities of the Northern Dimension). Project duration is 27 months and overall budget 450.000 EUR.

Study: HIV and AIDS in the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia (2008)

HIV and AIDS in the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia (2008)

(NDPHS Series No. 2/2008)

The paper includes a description of the then epidemiological development of HIV and AIDS in some Northern Dimension countries, focusing on the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia. Recommendations in the field of surveillance, policy development, legislation, prevention, treatment, care and support are given. Concrete project themes are recommended.

Study: Energy-efficient renovation of Moscow apartment buildings and residential districts (2013)

Energy-efficient renovation of Moscow apartment buildings and residential districts (2013)

Paiho, Satu; Abdurafikov, Rinat; Hedman, Åsa; Hoang, Ha; Kouhia, Ilpo; Meinander, Malin; Sepponen; Mari
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

The majority of Moscow housing stock has been built after World War II and needs modernization. This publication concentrates on energy-efficient and sustainable renovation and modernization of selected Moscow housing stock. The emphasis is on technical solutions and their energy-saving potentials and possible reduction in emissions.

Study: Business aspects of energy-efficient renovations of Sovietera residential districts (2014)

Business aspects of energy-efficient renovations of Sovietera residential districts (2014)

A case study from Moscow

Paiho, Satu; Abdurafikov, Rinat; Hoang, Ha; Castell-Rüdenhausen, Malin zu; Hedman, Åsa Kuusisto, Johanna
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

In this study, the different renovation concepts were analyzed from an economic point of view. At the building level, the costs of different renovation packages varied between €125/m2 and €200/m2 depending on the extent of the selected renovation package.

Study: Russia’s involvement to the Northern Europe through the Northern Dimension (2009)

Russia’s involvement to the Northern Europe through the Northern Dimension(2009)

Žentelienė, Gertautė

Vytautas Magnus University

The main aim of this Master’s thesis is to understand the EU’s ambition of involving Russia in Northern Europe and creating regional interdependence through the ND in a wider sense and the tasks were the following tasks to achieve this aim:

Study: Role of Trade development strategy in regional economic development: the Murmansk region case, Russia (2013)

Role of Trade development strategy in regional economic development: the Murmansk region case, Russia (2013)

Alila, Hanna;  Atkova, Irina
University of Oulu

The purpose of the paper is to explore the trade development strategy of the Murmansk region, its impact on the local business climate and to identify its influence on the cross-border trade with Finland.

Study: New civic neighborhood (2013)

New civic neighborhood (2013)

Laine, Jussi
University of Eastern Finland

This study examines the actual and potential role of Finnish civil society organizations in developing new forms of cross-border cooperation with Russia. It puts forth the concept of civic neighborhood as a bottom-up alternative to the official notion of ‘EUropean’ Neighborhood.

Project: Food and health security in the Norwegian, Finnish and Russian border region: linking local industries, communities and social-economic impacts

Food and health security in the Norwegian, Finnish and Russian border region: linking local industries, communities and social-economic impacts

Lead Partner: NILU (Norvegian Institute for Air Research)

The objective of the project is to assess the impact of industrial pollution on food safety and human health in the populated Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian border region. The project will also get insight into people’s risk perception due to pollution of their local environment through interviews and questionnaires.

Study: Pasvik Water Quality Report Environmental Monitoring Programme in the Norwegian, Finnish and Russian Border Area (2011)

Pasvik Water Quality Report Environmental Monitoring Programme in the Norwegian, Finnish and Russian Border Area (2011)

Puro-Tahvanainen, Annukka; Zueva, Marina; Kashulin, Nikolay; Sandimirov, Sergey; Christensen, Guttorm N.; Grekelä, Ilona

Centre for Ecenomic Deevelopment, Transport and the Environment for Lapland, Finland

Environmental Monitoring Programme on Norway's, Finland's and Russia's border areas.

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