07 Dec 2015 The Connection between Europe and the Arctic
North Sweden European Office organized, together with the North Norway European Office, a seminar on 'NDPTL - The Connection between Europe and the Arctic' November 30, 2015.The aim of the seminar was to highlight the Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics (NDPTL) as an important link between Europe and the Arctic.
In part two of our series of articles on the commodities industry in Norrbotten and Västerbotten we will highlight Boliden, one of the world's largest mining and smelting companies within zinc and the European leader in copper and nickel.
North Sweden launches a series of articles on raw materials and the mining and forestry industries in the County of Norrbotten and the County of Västerbotten in Northern Sweden, highlighting the importance of the area to the EU's supply of raw materials. The first article in the series is on LKAB, one of the largest players in the iron ore market in Europe.
26 Apr 2015 NSPA seminar with the OECD in Piteå
An expert team from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) arrived in Piteå on February 25, to participate in a joint seminar of the Europaforum North Sweden (EFNS); this seminar was attended by members from the 14 regions in northern Sweden included in the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA), northern Norway, eastern and northern Finland. The OECD is an international organization comprising 34 countries. One of their main tasks is to conduct territorial reviews of countries and regions, in order to provide them with recommendations on how to create sustainable growth. The NSPA and OECD have together agreed on initiating a study; the seminar was held in Pite Havsbad as part of the process of writng this study.
There is already a need for the northernmost regions of Sweden to start preparing for the EU’s future cohesion policy and the next period of the structural funds starting in 2021. In order to get the best preparation and showcase the potential for growth and development in northern Sweden, Europaforum Norra Sverige together with NSPA (Northern Sparsely Populated Areas) have decided to bring forward an OECD study.