Invitation: NSPA Forum 2-3 May 2018 in Storhogna, Sweden

Welcome to Storhogna, Jämtland Härjedalen, Sweden for the annual NSPA Forum.

2-3 May (Lunch-to-lunch)

How to get there and back

We will pick up participants at Östersund airport for transport to Storhogna. To be able to join, you need to come by the flight from Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) 08.10 arriving at Östersund (OSD) 09.10.
Some participants might have to arrive in Östersund the day before. In such cases we recommend you to stay at Clarion Hotel Grand Östersund (SEK 1068/night +46 63556000). The transfer bus from the airport will also pick up any participants staying at Clarion Hotel Grand Östersund.

After lunch on May 3rd the transfer bus will pick up participants in Storhogna, in time for the flight to Stockholm Arlanda departing at 17.00.

To register please click here


Preliminary programme
2 May 2018
14.00-14.10 Opening of the Forum
14.10-14.40 Smart Specialization, status and how it might develop post 2020
                       Representative from the European Commission (TBC)
14.40-15.10 Smart specialization and innovation in sparsely populated areas
15.10-15.20 S3 collaboration across the NSPA
                       NSPA Coordination Group
15.20-15.40 Break
15.40-16.10 EIB and the Investment Plan for Europe
                      Alexander Schenk, Head of Stockholm Office, EIB
16.10-16.40 An Arctic Investment Platform - state of play and steps forward
                      Kristiina Jokelainen, Regional Council of Lapland
16.40-17.40 Workshop on building an Arctic Investment Platform for NSPA
16.40-18.00 Conclusions and steps forward

3 May 2018
8.30-08.40 Recap on day 1
08.40-09.10 The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) process and the EC proposal
                      Jonas Eriksson, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies
09.10-10.00 Initial thoughts on the MFF proposal and what it means for the NSPA
                      NSPA Coordination Group
10.00-10.20 Break
10.20- 11.00 Panel discussion on the MFF proposal
                      NSPA Steering Committee, Jonas Eriksson
11.00-12.00 Workshop - an initial NSPA response to the MFF proposal
12.00            Closing of the forum


This programme is preliminary and may be subject to change.

For enquiries please contact
Martin Karlsson

27 Mar 2018