Exploring the Northern Dimension

Project: Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Lead Partner: University of Umeå, Sweden

The capacity of protected areas in the Barents Region to conserve biodiversity threatened by climate change project is initiated by the Umeå University as its already second project related to vulnerable ecosystem and biodiversity of the Barents Region.

Project: Easy Way Programme

Easy Way Programme

EasyWay is an efficient platform that allows the European mobility stakeholders to achieve a coordinated and combined deployment of these pan-European services.

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.

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: ENVIMINE

ENVIMINE

Lead Partner: Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Northern Finland Office, Finland

While new mines will be put into operation, active deposits are scheduled for closure.

The challenges of the mine closure will arise; closed mines may have a negative impact on surrounding water, soil and air. This can be prevented by good planning, and therefore, information about the surroundings of the mine in question is needed.The project will develop innovative methodology concerning environmentally safe mine closure under specific conditions of Barents area. This will be done in cooperation between mining and environment expert from three countries. The project has three case mines from Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Project: EUBORDERSCAPES

EUBORDERSCAPES

Lead Partner: University of Eastern Finland, Karelian Institute, Finland

EUBorderscapes (2012-16) is an interdisciplinary research project that brings together leading research environments from the social sciences and the humanities to increase our understanding of the changing nature of borders and bordering in Europe.

Project: Ground Water Supply in Sortavala District

Ground Water Supply in Sortavala District

Lead Partner: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Lapland (ELYLAP), Finland

By developing the use of ground water, the project aims to improve the quality of life in the Kaalamo and Ruskeala villages in Sortavala, Karelia. For years, low-quality water from Tohma River has been used for drinking which increases health risks.

Project: Healthier People: Management of Change through Monitoring and Action

Lead Partner: Lappeenranta University of Technology

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: HePuPro

HePuPro

LeadPartner: Lapland Univeristy of Applied Sciences, Finland

The idea of the project lies in the field of heat pump system development, testing and certification and bringing it to the market.

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