On the 4th of October a kick-off meeting for the new OECD-study will be held, a study which has been initiated by North Sweden and has received funding from the European Commission. The purpose of the new study is to propose strategies for regional development capacity for all the regions comprising the network Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA). At this Zoom event all relevant operative aspects of the project will be presented and discussed with regional representatives from the NSPA, as well as representatives from the European Commision (DG REFORM) and OECD.
Support to the implementation capacity of sustainable green development in the European Arctic northern sparsely populated areas
The Nordic sparsely populated areas in Finland, Sweden, and Norway constitute an important part of the European Arctic. Due to these regions similar conditions, they share certain crucial challenges which creates structural barriers for sustainable development, the European Green New Deal, and the EU’s Arctic policy. Examples of these conditions include long distances and a low population density.
A new OECD-study has been initiated by North Sweden as a continuation of the previous so-called Territorial Review-study which OECD carried out for the regions in the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) network and was presented for the European Committee of the Regions in 2017. The study that has been launched now will be an important part in the process of devising the EU’s support for regional development in the next programming period which starts in 2028. The study will be made in cooperation with the European Commissions’ Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and financed by the EU’s Technical Support Instrument (TSI). The project is named Support to the implementation capacity of sustainable green development in the European Arctic northern sparsely populated areas.
Kick-off meeting for the study on the 4th of October
The concrete objectives and the timeline of the study will be presented and discussed during the kick-off meeting, and thereafter a panel with regional representatives from the northern regions of Sweden, Finland, and Norway will follow. The big topic of discussion during the panel will be what the economic, environmental, social, and institutional challenges the European Arctic faces, and the implications these challenges have for NSPA-region's economies.
Main theme for discussion:
- What are the economic, environmental, social, and institutional challenges facing the European Arctic?
- What are the more extensive consequences for the economies in the northern partnership countries?
The kick-off meeting will be held over Zoom on the 4th of October between 09:00-10:40 am and will be open for everyone.
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Read more about the launch meeting the 6th of September regarding the new OECD-study here (in Swedish).
Read more about the previous OECD-study here.
Read about the invitation with a registration link and the meeting agenda here.