Policy area: North Sweden in the EU
16 Feb 2021 North Sweden’s contribution to the European Parliament's study on transport infrastructure in the EU's low density- and depopulation areas
The European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee has published a study on transport infrastructure in low density- and depopulation areas, where North Sweden has participated. The study highlights the main elements of these areas, which often exhibit unique demographic and geographical characteristics, and assesses the challenges in providing an effective and fair transport policy.
29 Jan 2021 Potential for world-leading mining industry in northern Sweden according to new OECD study
On 27 January, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organised a webinar together with Region Norrbotten and Region Västerbotten to launch a new report on the opportunities and challenges for mines and minerals in the two northernmost regions in Sweden. Representatives from the industry, academia, Sami Parliament and the European Commission participated together with regional councillors Nils-Olov Lindfors and Rickard Carstedt to discuss OECD recommendations and proposals for measures to develop and strengthen the mining industry.
16 Dec 2020 Arctic Futures Symposium 2020
This year, the Arctic Futures Symposium was organized for the eleventh year in a row by the International Polar Foundation and its partners. The conference was held online and lasted for three days. Thomas Norvoll, next Chairman of Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) between 2021-2023 and Chair of the Board at North Norway European Office, participated as a speaker on the third day.
On the 4th of November, the Brussels offices and steering committee of Northern Sparsely Populated Areas, NSPA, met with the EU Arctic Ambassador, Michael Mann, to discuss the NSPA's role in the EU's ongoing review of the 2016 Arctic Strategy. Mann emphasized the importance of continuing the dialogue and the interdependence between the EU and the NSPA.