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NDI POLICY BRIEF 9: Preventing premature deaths in the Northern Dimension area

This policy brief reports key findings of a study carried out by the NDPHS Expert Group for Non-communicable diseases. The study analyzed official mortality data on premature deaths under 70 years of age in eight countries in the Northern Dimension area (Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden) and found that the PYLL rate (“Potential Years of Life Lost”) …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 8: Ensuring safety of navigation and reducing transportation costs in the Arctic with digital technologies

This Policy Brief elaborates recommendations for developing digital technologies that improve the safety of navigation and reduce shipping costs in the Arctic. This issue is of utmost importance for Russia and European countries, since the growing freight traffic requires prompt and secure provision of modern and innovative logistics solutions. The Northern Dimension Partnership for Transportation and Logistics provides a platform …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 7: Systemic biomonitoring needed to mitigate Arctic health risks

Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 7 – December 2019 Systemic biomonitoring needed to mitigate Arctic health risks This Policy Brief highlights the need for biomonitoring to assess the risks of public health disorders and negative demographic implications caused by the ingestion of hazardous pollutants into the human body. These pollutants can accumulate in food chains and spread with migratory species …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 6: Healthy ageing innovations in care for older residents of remote northern areas

Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 6 – September 2019 Healthy ageing innovations in care for older residents of remote northern areas The number of older people is rising in all developed societies. Taking care of them is a tremendous challenge, especially in remote and rural areas. Our innovation is based on understanding the needs of older people living in remote …

Science Communication Handbook available

A Science Communication Handbook is published in the framework of the NDI Think Tank Action. The Science Communication Handbook provides researchers with guidelines of effective science communication. The handbook includes practical tools and examples that will help researchers to plan communication and interaction to support their research projects goals. Science Communication Handbook (link to the PDF) The Handbook is based …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 5 – Euro-Asian land transport links – opportunities for rail

Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 5 – June 2019 Euro-Asian land transport links – opportunities for rail Growing trade volumes between Asia and Europe, changes in the goods structure and new localization patterns of industries and businesses in Asia and to some extent even in Europe in combination with strategic infrastructure and operational improvements on Euro-Asian land-routes, in particular by …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 3: Ensuring the Sustainability of Euro-Asian Transport Connections

Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 3 – February 2019 Ensuring the Sustainability of Euro-Asian Transport Connections Growth in Euro-Asian trade and rising interest in the Arctic call for coordinated policies Trade volumes between EU and Asia, particularly China, are constantly growing, which challenges the capacity of existing Euro-Asian land and maritime connections. Together with trends in global logistics, such as …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 2: The curbing of black carbon emissions offers many benefits for the Arctic published

  Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 2 – January 2019 The curbing of black carbon emissions offers many benefits for the Arctic   Black carbon emissions are a global problem with special significance for arctic regionsTemperatures in the Arctic are rising clearly faster than the global average temperatures. The main reason are increasing amount of greenhouse gases, but black carbon, …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 1 – Designing innovative public services published

  Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 1 – January 2019 Designing innovative public services   Contemporary challenges that ND area governments face are increasingly sophisticated and complex. This is due to the rapid development of technologies that blur the boundaries between the government and citizens, and because of societal changes such as ageing of the population and increasing immigration flows. …