ND Newsflash 1/2021: the updated event calendar, a new study on collaboration by NDPC

The latest ND Newsflash 1/2021 is out. In this newsletter, you can read about the updated events calendar and the interesting activities carried out in cooperation with the ND Partnerships in the fields of environment, transport and logistics, health and social well-being, and culture. Also, find about the new study “Collaboration and Innovation in the Northern Dimension Countries” by the …

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A recent study “Collaboration and Innovation in the Northern Dimension Countries” by the ND Partnership on Culture

A recent study published by the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) suggests, amongst other findings, that there are seven important cross-sectoral innovation elements that should be taken into account when developing policy in this area. They are: Connectivity is the key to the preparatory phase of cross-sectoral innovation teamwork; CCIs’ roles as mediators or initiators of cross-sectoral innovation to …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 15: Accident information is needed to prevent emergencies in the Arctic waters

Increasing economic activity in the Russian Arctic has resulted in the growth of vessel traffic related to trade, exploration and research, marine tourism, and natural resource extraction activities. This has heightened the risk of maritime accidents. Navigation and rescue response are challenging in the High North due to its harsh weather and ice conditions, long distances, and vulnerable nature. Therefore, …

PUBLICATIONS FROM THE SECOND YEAR OF NDI THINK TANK ACTION

The NDI Think Thank Action conducts research on thematic areas jointly agreed with the ND partnerships. The themes for the Action include climate change impact in the Arctic, emerging transport and logistics routes between Europe and Asia, healthy ageing and creative industries’ contribution to societal challenges in the ND area. The intellectual outputs of this research include policy briefs, background …

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NDI Briefing Note: Prospects for the development of the White Sea-Baltic Canal

Northern Dimension Institute Briefing Note | February 2021   PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPEMENT OF THE WHITE SEA-BALTIC CANAL  By Maksim Zadorin, Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk m.zadorin [a] narfu.ru The White Sea-Baltic Canal, constructed in 1931-1933 as a large-scale Soviet infrastructure project and therefore commonly referred to as the “Stalin’s Canal” [1], often evokes negative connotations due to its history. …

Two vacancies at the NDPC Secretariat

The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture NDPC Secretariat in Riga, Latvia is looking for a Project Manager and a Communications Manager.   They will support the implementation of the EU-funded project – Support to Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture, implemented in partnership with EU National Institutes for Culture, as well as help with NDPC activities in the upcoming years.   The …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 14: Healthy ageing policy in Russia needs to consider gender, age, and territory

The Russian government has adopted various national policies and programs in the last decade in response to population ageing in the country. We analyzed the targets and actions of two ongoing healthy ageing policies, and how their effectiveness could be improved. We suggest the national (Federal) level authorities to take the following recommendations into account: Recommendation 1: To separate program …

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Listen to a special podcast series discussing the Northern Dimension policy

The Finnish podcast Euroopan Suunta (‘Direction of Europe’) has published four special episodes in which expert guests discuss the Northern Dimension policy. The series includes four podcasts discussing the Northern Dimension policy and activities from different viewpoints: its background and future, business and research, and achievements of the Partnerships. The podcasts included interviews with Petra Gombalova EEAS, Alistair Clark and …

POLICY BRIEF: NDEP as a platform for nuclear cleanup of sunken objects in the Arctic Sea

This Policy Brief summarizes the key outcomes and recommendations from the Northern Dimension Expert Seminar1: Nuclear Waste Cleanup in the Arctic, which gathered together leading international experts and key stakeholders on nuclear cleanup projects. The Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership’s Nuclear Window (NDEP NW) is an established platform for eliminating nuclear hazards inherited from the Soviet nuclear fleet operations in the …