NDI POLICY BRIEF 17: Local Community Practices Support Healthy Ageing in the North

The governments of Finland, Denmark, Norway and Russia have developed national programs to address population ageing. There are also successful practices in healthy ageing at the local level in different countries, but they remain unknown among the global professional community and governmental authorities. This Policy Brief presents findings of the NORRUS-AGE project. The research and networking project has collected a …

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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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Life in the Post-pandemic New Normal – The ND Future Forum 2020: Combatting COVID-19

The Northern Dimension Future Forum 2020 “Combatting COVID-19 in the Northern Dimension Area” was held on 3rd of December as two virtual events. The Forum gathered together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to discuss health and societal implications of the COVID-19 epidemic in the Northern Dimension area and beyond. The Northern Dimension Institute (NDI) organized the Forum in …

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Open vacancies in the NDPHS

  The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden, is offering two positions:   Policy Officer   The NDPHS is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated colleague to join our team as a Policy Officer. The Policy Officer will support the NDPHS Secretariat in the development of processes and appropriate structures to ensure that these …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 13: Analysis of subjective wellbeing is important for wellbeing development in the Northern Dimension area

Actors in the social and health care often aim to improve wellbeing of the population in various interventions and development projects. The evaluation of their outcome is usually based on objective wellbeing criteria only, although people’s subjective wellbeing (SWB) is the foundation of the wellbeing of the population. Therefore, the viewpoint of families and experiences of individual people should always …

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Global Coordination and Local Action Needed – The ND Future Forum 2020: Curbing Black Carbon Emissions

The ND Future Forum on Curbing Black Carbon Emissions in the Northern Dimension Area was held as an online event on November 24, 2020. It brought together over 60 participants from 15 countries. The Northern Dimension Institute NDI co-organized the Forum with the EU-funded Action on Black Carbon, which is currently finalizing a roadmap for reducing black carbon emissions in …

Registration to the ND Future Forum 2020 on Black Carbon Is Now Open

On behalf of Aalto University in Finland, lead coordinator of the Northern Dimension Institute we invite you to the ND Future Forum 2020: Curbing Black Carbon Emissions in the Northern Dimension Area Date: November 24, 2020 Time: 12 PM – 4 PM CET Venue: Online Event (Webex Meetings) The Future Forum event consists of two sessions, each of which includes …

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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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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”) …