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The Northern Dimension Newsflash 2/2021 is out! In this newsletter: The Northern Dimension Institute is currently mapping…

Project: Building capacity in prevention of HIV and associated infections among youth at high risk

Building capacity in prevention of HIV and associated infections among youth at high risk

This project is working to map best practices in HIV prevention among youth at high risk of HIV/AI in Northwest Russia and other countries in the Northern Dimension area, and disseminate those best practices among the participating countries and training professionals in Northwest Russia to implement the best practices.

Project Report: ICT for Health results

ICT for Health results

The aim of the project was to enhance the social capacity, knowledge and acceptance by the citizens with chronic diseases and medical professionals in the regions of the project partners to utilise eHealth technologies in prevention and treatment.

Project results: Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among Youth (ADPY); situation analysis for evidence based policies

The aim of the project was to reduce hazardous and harmful alcohol use and substance use in general among young people in municipalities around the Baltic Sea region through local empowerment and capacity building.

General recommendations on community-based alcohol and drug prevention 

ADPY Cooperation Model: Model of collaboration between different sectors in solving problems of alcohol use among young people

Project results: ImPrim


The aim of the project was to improve public health in the Baltic Sea region and, in particular, in its eastern part. Within this wide objective, the project focused on the role of primary health care and its benefits for the public health system as well as the regional competitiveness.

Project results: PrimCareIT


The aim of the project was to raise the attractiveness of remote primary health care. Opportunities for professional networking and continuing medical education as well as career development in remote areas are several issues which could be efficiently managed by means of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring, including social media. The project complements the Imprim and ICT for Health projects.

Project: Listening to Architecture, Composing spaces

Listening to Architecture, Composing spaces. Baltic Network of Design, Architecture and Music

The project aims to introduce in Russia the best European experiences in the fields of environment friendly architecture and energy-saving building construction, design of public spaces for disabled people and design and architecture for children through a number of activities.

Project: Indigee

Indigenous Entrepreneurship project - Indigee 2

“Boosting successful businesses based on indigenous values”

The Indigee project idea is based on the principles of strengthening regional development by means of contributing to economic development of indigenous communities in these regions.

Project: The Baltic Sea Hub and Spokes

The Baltic Sea Hub and Spokes

Partners: Ports of Gothenburg Sweden, Århus, Denmark and Tallinn, Estonia

The Baltic Sea Hub and Spokes project is a project co-funded by the TEN-T Motorways of the Sea programme that creates the necessary framework for an integrated maritime transport system.



Lead partner: Swedish Maritime Administration, Market Department, Sweden

MONALISA aims at giving a concrete contribution to the efficient, safe and environmentally friendly maritime transport.

Project: LNG in Baltic Sea Ports (EUSBSR)

LNG in Baltic Sea Ports (EUSBSR)

Lead Partner:  Port of Helsingborg

Baltic Ports Organization has initiated ‘LNG in Baltic Sea Ports’ project as a response to the IMO’s decision to establish new sulphur content limits in marine fuels sailing in Emission Control Areas (covering the Baltic, the North Sea and the English Channel) from the 1st of January, 2015.



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: 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: BSR TransGovernance

BSR TransGovernance

Lead Partner: Region Blekinge, Sweden

Priority Area (PA) Transport in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region calls for coordination of national transport policies and actions to ensure a harmonised transnational development of the transport system.

Project: Barents Logistics II

Barents Logistics II

Lead Partner: University of Oulu, Finland

The main goal of the project is to develop logistics competencies and deepen educational cooperation between the universities and educational institutions together with public and business organizations in the Barents Region.

Project: Barents Freeway Project

Barents Freeway Project

Centre for Economic Development, Transport and Environment for Lapland (ELYLAP), Finland

In response to new challenges arising this project sets out to improve the economic and social development of the local communities in the Kolarctic area.

Project: Trilateral cooperation on Environmental Challenges in the Joint Border Area

Trilateral cooperation on Environmental Challenges in the Joint Border Area

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

The goal of the Trilateral cooperation on Environmental Challenges in the Joint Border Area (TEC) project is to produce information on environmental impacts of airborne emissions, regulation of waterways and climate change in the Finnish-Norwegian-Russian border region.

Project: Sustainable Mining, local communities and environmental regulation in Kolarctic area (SUMILCERE)

Sustainable Mining, local communities and environmental regulation in Kolarctic area (SUMILCERE)

Lead Partner: University of Lapland, Finland

Project’s overall objectives are to support public-private collaboration for achieving the sustainable development; to enhance the using of developed practises and recommendations for sustainable social licensing, environmental regulation; to sustain research network collaboration; to contribute to the diminishing risks in global mining investments in the Euro-Arctic Barents region.

Project: Polar Renewables: Independent Energy Supply – POLARIS

Polar Renewables: Independent Energy Supply – POLARIS

Project Partners: Autonomous non-commercial organization Nenets Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Production Center (Russia); North-Western United Power Generating Company, Narjan-Mar Branch (Russia); FCG Finnish Consulting Group Oy (Finland); Municipal Unitary Enterprise Amdermaservice, Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia)

The Project aims to support cross-border cooperation of the participating Russian and Finnish neighbouring regions in wider use of renewable energy sources thus contributing to increase of their environmental and economic sustainability and accessibility as well as to reduction of their periphery and economic dependency on more developed regions.

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: 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.



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: 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.

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