Northern Sparsely Populated Areas Network (NSPA)
Based on both common advantages and challenges, the regions of northern Finland, Norway and Sweden work together in the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) network. The 13 regions from the norternmost parts of the three countries share common circumstances and objectives and are working together to raise awareness of the NSPA in the EU institutions, to influence EU policy and to provide a platform for best practise.
24 Okt 2023 NSPA Forum 2023 in Joensuu - registration open
19 Okt 2023 Skills for the green transition: attracting, retaining and reskilling in sparsley populated areas
The European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) gathered yet another year decisions-makers, experts and variety of stakeholders from business, civil society and academia together to discuss the topical issues of cohesion policy, common challenges and cooperation. First time after the pandemic, the theme week was fully physical with a total over 220 workshops, 500 speakers and 7000 participants.
In the middle of spring in Brussels, Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) and the Arctic Five university alliance hosted an event with roundtable discussions under the title The role of the Arctic in the EU's research agenda 2025 onwards. The event was put together to discuss the role of the Arctic in the EU’s future research agenda, current status of The EU’s Arctic Policy and a more holistic approach to Arctic issues.