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Save the Date: Northern Dimension Future Forum 2020

The Northern Dimension Institute organizes an annual Future Forum that gathers experts, decision makers and stakeholders to exchange information on topics of relevance for the ND thematic partnerships: environment, health and social wellbeing, transportation and logistics, and culture. This year’s ND Future Forum events take place online. Curbing Black Carbon Emissions in the Northern Dimension Area on Tuesday, November 24 …

The NDI project ‘Support to the Northern Dimension Institute’ launched this autumn

The NDI is strengthening its position as a platform for regional and cross-sectoral cooperation. The new project ‘Support to the Northern Dimension Institute’, co-funded by the European Commission, DG NEAR, launched this autumn. The project helps to avoid overlapping activities and to pool resources to address common challenges. The specific objective of the project is to exploit the existing expertise …

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New publication series: NDI Background Papers

Northern Dimension Institute has launched a new publication series NDI Background Papers. The purpose of the NDI Background Papers is to raise awareness about emerging topics relevant to the ND thematic partnerships, and review the state of the art of research on them in the ND area. The first background paper to be published in the series is Marine Plastic …

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Workshop: The Art of Staying Healthy – Can Culture Improve our Wellbeing?

Online workshop within the 11th EUSBSR Annual Online Forum 6 October 202010:00–12:00 CEST There is good evidence for the positive effects of arts on health and well being, both in prevention and treatment. However, interventions are mostly local or national and short-term. To fully untap the potential of arts based interventions, we need to create a better understanding of how …

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Northern Dimension: Hidden treasure of the European North

High-level discussion seminar in Autumn 2020 The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has commissioned the Northern Dimension Institute to co-organize  an information and discussion event in Brussels to promote the role and importance of the Northern Dimension for European wellbeing and prosperity. The high-level event is targeted to the decision-makers in the EU and its member states, as well as …

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Upgrading Science Communication skills in the ND academic community

The NDI is contributing to better knowledge-based decision making culture in the Northern Dimension area. In the era of economic, environmental and health related uncertainties it is increasingly important to bring the best relevant research-based knowledge into use of policy makers. The NDI is actively serving the information needs of ND Partnerships in Environment, Transport and Logistics, Culture, and Health …

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 year of the Action include climate change impact in the Arctic, emerging transport and logistics routes between Europe and Asia, healthy aging and creative industries’ contribution to societal challenges in the ND area. The intellectual outputs of this research …

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A new logo for the Northern Dimension selected

Within the field of awareness raising, visual images play an increasingly important role. It had become clear that the Northern Dimension needed a logo to improve visibility and to underline Northern Dimension as a joint Northern agenda in Europe. Therefore, in its Reykjavik meeting in June 2019, the Northern Dimension Steering Group commissioned the NDI to produce a logo competition. …

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The Action Steering Group of the NDI Think Tank Action project reviewed the implementation of the project in the first ASG meeting

The EU co-funded project NDI Think Tank Action held its first Steering Group (ASG) meeting on 27 November 2019 at Aalto University, Espoo. The meeting was hosted by the Lead Partner of the Action, Aalto University. The ASG consists of project partners’ representatives and leaders of the four ND partnerships. The project was represented by Professor Riitta Kosonen, Director, CEMAT, …

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NDI attended the 30th ND Steering Group meeting and the Sixth ND Parliamentary Forum in Bodø, Norway

The Northern Dimension Institute participated in the 30th Northern Dimension Steering Group meeting held in Bodø, Norway, on 18 November 2019. Director Riitta Kosonen gave an overview on the activities of the ongoing EU co-funded project NDI Think Tank Action, which aims at serving information needs of the ND partnerships and other stakeholders and raising awareness. NDI will continue close …