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  • Henriksson, Lena
    Innovation in the Nordics: 1973-20232023Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    For 50 years, Nordic Innovation has connected innovative minds from the business sector, academia and politics with the power of Nordic cooperation. Since 1973, Nordic Innovation has supported thousands of innovation projects and worked systematically on networking and collaboration across the countries. 

    This book celebrates and era of Nordic cooperation and innovative power by highlighting what Nordic Innovation has achieved as an organisation. It is a testimony to our past and provides a glimpse into a future powered by Nordic Innovation.   

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  • Lena, Henriksson
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation.
    Nordic Innovation Annual Report 2023: 50 years and onward2023Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • Bergfald, Bård
    et al.
    Kristensen, Karl
    Lystad, Henrik
    Recycling of Critical Raw Materials in the Nordics2024Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A modern society needs access to critical raw materials (CRM) that are necessary for maintaining and developing its industries, infrastructure and welfare system. Europe has been facing increasing challenges in meeting its need for these materials, which are defined by their high economic importance and significant supply risk. The implementation of the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) of EU aims to reduce this vulnerability by establishing a framework to ensure the Union's access to a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials. One important measure highlighted by this regulation is to increase CRM recycling. This report describes potential measures and instruments that may be relevant for Nordic countries and territories as tools for hitting the CRM recycling targets that CRMA introduces.

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  • Erlangsen, Annette
    et al.
    Madsen, Trine
    Morthorst Reuter, Britt
    Kjær Høier, Nikolaj
    Nordentoft, Merete
    Wang, August G
    Isometsä, Erkki
    Partonen, Timo
    Solin, Pia
    Viskum Lytken Larsen, Christina
    Katajavaara Seidler, Ivalu
    Bloch, Arnarak Patricia
    Gudlaugsdottir, Gudrun Jona
    Oskarsson, Hogni
    Mehlum, Lars
    Khan, Murad M
    Khan, Aga
    Wasserman, Danuta
    Carli, Vladimir
    Hadlaczky, Gergö
    Prevention of suicide and suicide attempts in the Nordic countries2024Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2022, a total of 3,574 individuals died by suicide in the Nordic countries. This report provides a situation analysis of suicide deaths and suicide attempts in the Nordic countries for the period of 2000-2023. Almost all Nordic countries have a national plan for suicide prevention. However, long-term funding for achieving identified goals is essential to ensure that measures will be implemented in clinical and daily practice.Since 2015, only modest improvements have been observed in the suicide rate in Nordic countries.

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  • Lindberg, Lars
    et al.
    Amilon, Anna
    Universell utformning och samhällsekonomiska analyser: En kartläggning av analyser och litteratur2023Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vad kostar åtgärder för ökad tillgänglighet för personer med funktionsnedsättning? Och vilken nytta ger åtgärderna? Vilka analysmetoder finns det för att utvärdera effekterna av ökad tillgänglighet? Rapporten presenterar en kartläggning av samhällsekonomiska analyser genomförda i Norden och internationellt.

    Ett tillgängligt samhälle är ett prioriterat mål för de nordiska ländernas funktionshinderpolitik. Begreppet universell utformning har blivit allt mer centralt för de nordiska ländernas arbete med funktionshinderpolitiken till följd av FN:s konvention om rättigheter för personer med funktionsnedsättning, men används på olika sätt i respektive land. Samtidigt efterfrågas beräkningar av kostnader och nyttan av åtgärder för ökad tillgänglighet av såväl myndigheter och företag som organisationer.

    I rapporten presenteras studier, metoder och analyser för att utvärdera nyttan och kostnaderna för olika åtgärder inom universell utformning och tillgänglighet. Fokuset har varit på kostnads- och nyttoanalyser (på engelska cost-benefit analysis) och effektstudier. Kartläggningen har genomförts via litteratursökning, enkäter till experter och två workshops. Totalt 45 studier och sju litteratursammanställningar presenteras i en engelskspråkig bilaga. Tio av de samhällsekonomiska analyserna har granskats utifrån metod och kvalitet.

    Rapporten har tagits fram av Nordens välfärdscenter i samarbete med Barne-, ungdoms- och familiedirektoratet (Bufdir) i Norge.

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  • Bogason, Ágúst
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Brynteson, Maja
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Salonen, Hilma
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Remote Work in Rural Areas: Possibilities and uncertainties2024Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the role of remote work in enhancing the resilience of rural and remote municipalities in the Nordic countries, highlighting the shift towards hybrid work models. The report presents six case studies, each detailing the context, challenges and opportunities associated with remote work. The study found that many public authorities lack formal remote work policies, relying on pre-existing or pandemic-developed frameworks aimed at work-life balance.

    The research points to remote work's potential for attracting and retaining residents and skilled workers, crucial for rural development, despite challenges like the need for improved digital infrastructure and the absence of formal policies. Initiatives like co-working spaces and the focus on enhancing regional attractiveness through quality of life and infrastructure investments are seen as key to leveraging remote work for sustainable regional development. However, the study also notes obstacles such as legislative issues and the need for comprehensive strategies to fully realise the benefits of remote work for rural revitalisation.

    Remote work offers a pathway to sustainable development in Nordic regions by introducing new skills, enhancing business innovation, and improving public services, which helps combat out-migration and boosts quality of life. For maximum impact, investments in digital infrastructure, supportive work environments, and regional attractiveness are crucial, paving the way for a more vibrant and sustainable future.

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  • Granath Hansson, Anna
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Guðmundsdóttir, Hjördís
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Remote Work in Smaller Towns: Possibilities and uncertainties2024Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Has remote work post-pandemic expanded the influence of Nordic capitals on surrounding towns? Through case studies in five Nordic towns, the report focused on how remote work opportunities influence small-town attractiveness, population retention, and planning strategies. It explores the effects on populations, urban-rural landscapes, and planning needs.

    The findings reveal a shift in population dynamics, with people moving from capitals to smaller towns, leveraging remote work's flexibility. This shift presents opportunities and challenges for regional development, highlighting the need for further research to navigate the complexities of remote work's long-term implications. Despite remote work becoming common, the study found little proof that remote work opportunities have made these towns more attractive. 

    Remote or hybrid work can attract new populations and highly qualified personnel, enhancing towns' attractiveness without necessarily increasing the population. Ongoing research is needed to fully understand remote work's potential and inform policy and planning to attract new residents and visitors.

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  • Hjertø Lind, Anders Torgeir
    et al.
    Flick, Helge
    Teräs, Jukka
    Heleniak, Timothy
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    WANO policy brief2024Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Waste management in the northern latitudes is often more challenging than in the more central regions. Under the Arctic climate conditions with large distances between settlements and to the recycling facilities, and relatively smaller markets and volume of produced waste, there are special needs for developing new innovative solutions for waste management. 

    WANO focuses on cross-border business and innovation cooperation in the field of waste management, including municipal and industrial waste, in the regions of Troms, Finnmark and Nordland (Norway), Lapland and North Ostrobothnia (Finland) and Norrbotten (Sweden). The project identifies key actors, technologies, innovation trends, and cross-border collaboration possibilities in the Arctic waste sector.

    Among the lessons learned so far which are highlighted in this policy brief are that waste management in Norway has already taken important steps to promote innovation and cooperation but that there is a demand for additional knowledge-based expertise among the waste management actors in north Norway. Cross-border initiatives are welcomed in north Norway by the actors. The big hindrance seems to be “know-who”: the Norwegian actors need more information about the actors across the border in north Finland and north Sweden.

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  • Sadeghi, Talieh
    et al.
    Syrstad Høydal, Øyunn
    Bjerge, Bagga
    Strandholdt Bach, Jonas
    Suomela, Maarit
    Salmi, Eeva
    Niclasen, Birgit V.
    Árnadóttir, Dóra Guðlaug
    Guðjónsdóttir, Elín
    Hilmarsdóttir, Guðlaug Jóna
    Kemp, Þóra
    Sohlberg, Tove
    Labour market integration of adults with alcohol and substance use problems in the Nordic countries2024Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    How are adults who have a problematic use of alcohol and/or other substances integrated into the labour market? This question is the focal point of the Nordic project on integration into the labour market of adults with dependence or abuse.

    Adults with substance use problems can sometimes be far removed from the labour market. They often need individual support to help them overcome their addiction, strengthen their potential, and find their place in society and on the labour market.

    This report explores the labour market integration in the Nordic countries of individuals with substance use problems (including alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications). The remit covers Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. While labour market integration of vulnerable groups has received significant attention in the Nordic region, there is a dearth of research focusing exclusively on individuals with alcohol and substance use problems.

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  • Eggleston, Lucy
    et al.
    Southall, Rebecca
    Joseph, Lucien
    Jackson, Audra
    Mekki, Miriam
    Sorensen, Geir
    Production and Recycling of EV Batteries: On the Road to Circularity?2024Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Eunomia Research & Consulting and Mepex Consult AS were commissioned by the Nordic Working Group for Circular Economy to carry out a study on production and recycling of batteries used in electrical vehicles (EVs) with a focus on the Nordic region. The study sought to contribute to building knowledge around technologies and procedures capable of reducing emissions and minimising environmental risks across the EV battery value chain, and to provide initial findings that may inform future Best Available Techniques Reference documents.

    The EV battery value chain is experiencing rapid growth and evolution at all stages. Each of these stages, and associated technologies, are accompanied by environmental risks, waste products and emissions. Additionally, distinct barriers to the circularity of batteries include degradation of battery capacity and complexity of technologies and supply chains.

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  • Stafström, Sven
    Nordic research infrastructure collaboration: Recommendations for common Nordic activities2024Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This report investigates Research Infrastructure activities in the Nordic countries and discuss with the Nordic Research Infrastructure Co-operation Committee (NRICC), what measures can be taken to strengthen Research Infrastructure cooperation at the Nordic level.

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  • Påhlsson, Lars (Editor)
    Vegetationstyper i Norden (skannad version)1998Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    "Vegetationstyper i Norden" innehåller en indelning av Nordens vegetation baserad på publicerade forskningsresultat samt erfarenheter hos nu verksamma forskare och naturvårdsarbetare. För omkring 400 typer anges karaktäriserande växtarter och de omvärldsfaktorer typen kräver och därmed också indikerar. Enheterna är avsedda att användas vid naturinventeringar och vegetationskartering i samband med olika former av arealplanering.

    Vegetationstyper utgör viktiga komponenter som karaktäriserar landskap. De utgör också biotoper för olika växt- och djurarter. Förekomsten av vegetationstyper med sitt innehåll av arter blir därmed ett mått på den biologiska mångfalden i landskapet och dess bevarandevärden.

    Vegetationstyper ger också information om ekologiska funktioner. Sådana kunskaper har betydelse vid planering av markanvändning och därmed sammanhängande miljökonsekvenser. I ett längre perspektiv kan också förändringar i miljön följas med hjälp av dessa enheter.

    Enhetliga begrepp underlättar informationsutbytet mellan användare såväl nationellt som internatio-nellt och beskrivningarna av vegetationstyperna är anpassade för en rationell ADB-behandling

    Förutom sin användning vid naturinventeringar inom Norden har indelningen utnyttjats vid samordning av europeiska vegetationsbegrepp. Vegetationstyperna ingår i den pan-europeiska listan Palaearctic Habitats" (PHYSIS). "Vegetationstyper i Norden" med sina kopplingar till "Palaearctic Habitats" finns bearbetade i en databas på engelska.

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