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7 Apr, 2020

New report: Building affordable homes

Why does the contemporary Nordic welfare state lack affordable housing? Nordic cities are segregated, and new housing development, application of diverse forms of tenure, and housing subsidies are examples of tools that can either worsen or reduce...
19 Mar, 2020

Five Nordic planning systems: How do we manage urban spaces?

Nordic cities share significant values for developing green urban spaces, however, the local policies and legal framework in each country unfold a variety of planning strategies. Planning systems in the Nordic countries have often been considered...
21 Jan, 2020

4 February report is out: State of the Nordic Region 2020

State of the Nordic Region 2020 is launched on February 4th, 2020. The report gives you a unique look behind the scenes of the world’s most integrated region, comprised of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, along with Greenland, the...
8 Nov, 2019

Transition to a bioeconomy in Northwest Russia

Russia is a land of enormous natural resources as well as unique culture and complex governmental and taxation structures. When it comes to transforming traditional industry towards greener and recyclable processes, all those factors are...
2 Sep, 2019

Open seminar 12 September – Future of regional development

An open seminar on the future of regional development will be held 12 September at the University of Akureyri. The seminar is organised by Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Byggdastofnun and Nordregio and in cooperation with the EK-R...
14 Aug, 2019

Nordic thematic group for innovative and resilient regions publishes discussion paper about skills policies

A new discussion paper, titled Skills Policies – Building Capacities and Resilient Nordic Regions, has been published under the guidance of the Nordic Thematic Group for Innovative and Resilient Regions. The paper offers background for the...
25 Jun, 2019

1 July Almedalen: Increasing mental health problems and school drop-outs amongst rural youth

Vulnerable youth who are not currently employed, in education or training, often referred to as NEET, is a growing group in the Nordics. Many of them are struggling with mental health problems and might be affected by the demographic and structural...
14 May, 2019

New issue of Nordregio Magazine: Climate Policies in the Nordics – are we doing it right?

When talking about climate change, we usually look at it mainly from an environmental perspective. The 2019 edition of the Nordic Economic Policy Review just published by the Nordic Council of Ministers focuses on climate policy from the point of...