Welcome to the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) Forum 2024 in Bodø, Norway!

The NSPA Forum 2024 invites all individuals with a keen interest in the advancement of sparsely populated areas across the Nordic region. Whether you are actively involved in addressing regional challenges, fostering cross-border collaborations, or exploring innovative opportunities for these areas, we encourage you to join us.

 

Welcome to the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) Forum 2024 in Bodø, Norway.   

 

Date: 12-13th of September 2024

Time: Lunch to lunch

Venue: Thon Hotel Nordlys, Bodø

The NSPA Forum 2024 invites all individuals with a keen interest in the advancement of sparsely populated areas across the Nordic region. Whether you are actively involved in addressing regional challenges, fostering cross-border collaborations, or exploring innovative opportunities for these areas, we encourage you to join us.

Please register here.

Due to high demand, early registration is recommended. A confirmation email will be sent out closer to the forum with additional information to everyone who has registered. 

 

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, 11th September:

  • Evening: dinner, and cultural activities for early arrivals (registration required)  

Thursday, 12th September: 

  • 09:00 - 11:30: Boat/RIB trip to Saltstraumen (registration required) 
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Lunch 
  • 12:30  19:00 Program 
    • Welcome speech and introduction by Svein M. Eggesvik, County President Nordland 
    • Bodø 2024: Presentation of the project and Ung 2024 
    • OECD recommendations and planning of publication 
    • Geopolitics, infrastructure, and transport 
    • EU and Arctic discussions 
  • Evening: Dinner and beer tasting at Restaurant Bådin followed by a cultural event. 

Friday, 13th September:

  • 09:00 - 10:30: Rebranding NSPA – finalising workshop 
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Arctic Race – a possibility for cross-border cooperation in North Nordic 
  • 11:30 - 12:00: Conclusions and take-aways
  • 12:00: Lunch and return home 

 

Attached you can find the full program and details!

 

Practical Information

Hotel Information: 

We wish to welcome you to stay at Thon Hotel Nordlys, Bodø, Norway

Guests can book their own rooms by emailing the hotel and adding the booking code "NSPA Forum 2024" in the reservation. 

Please email your reservation to: lill-heidi.myrvoll@olavthon.no  

Room price per night: 1,325 NOK

 

Traveling:

The easiest way for international guests to travel to Bodø is by plane to Bodø Airport. Transportation to the city center is possible by public bus or taxi.  

For more information about the city of Bodø go to this website: visitbodø.com. Here you will find information about the European Capital of Culture 2024 and what other activities you can do during your stay!

 

Do not hesitate to contact us: 

Nils Kristian Sørheim Nilsen, North Norway European office, nils@northnorway.org

Katrine Tønsberg Gaski, North Norway European office, katgas@nfk.no

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Bodø for the NSPA forum of 2024!

Download the program here

07 Jun 2024