Exploring the Northern Dimension

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: Coherent Northern Dimension (2011)

Coherent Northern Dimension (2011)

The Policy Priorities of the Arctic Council (AC), the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC), the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), in comparison with the Northern Dimension objectives

Aalto, Pami; Espiritu, Aileen A; Lanko, Dmitry A.;  Naundorf, Sarah

Northern Dimension Institute

This report examines the coherence of the work of the main regional intergovernmental organisations in the area covered by the Northern Dimension policy of the EU, Iceland, Norway and Russia – the Arctic Council, the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, the Council of Baltic Sea States and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Study: Changing Business Environment of the Barents Region – overview to current issues (2012)

Changing Business Environment of the Barents Region – overview to current issues (2012)

Alila, Hanna; Tuomela-Pyykkönen, Marika

University of Oulu

The study illustrates the preliminary views of the studies by the authors. Both studies concentrate on the Barents Region and their objectives are linked to company competences – one studies the company competences enabling successful business operations and the second one concentrates on mining procurement competencies.

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: Models for International Innovation Policy : Transnational Channels and Regional Platforms (2013)

Models for International Innovation Policy : Transnational Channels and Regional Platforms (2013)

Fostering Globalizing Innovation Communities in Finland and Abroad

Raunio, Mika; Kautonen, Mika; Saarinen, Jukka P.
University of Tampere

The main objective of this report is to create a systematic framework to conduct policy planning related to the internationalization of an innovation system. Rather than singular new policy measures, this report proposes a shift in focus and an extension of view in internationally oriented national innovation policy making.

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