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[01/10/2012-30/09/2014] BioPAD (BioEnergy Proliferation and Deployment) aims to build new bioenergy supply chains based on the proliferation of a novel bioenergy stimulus service product which seeks to incorporate innovations in biomass fuel types, supply chain logistics and conversion technology. The attendant supply chain mapping projects will inform policy frameworks ...
[01/01/2011-31/12/2013] The core idea of the CINERGY project is to bring the Creative Industries (CI) and Traditional Industries (TI) together and facilitate the collaboration between them. In these creative meetings something new can happen and innovative products and services can emerge from the collaboration. The Cinergy project is not just about the creative industris...
[01/01/2008-28/02/2011] Clim-ATIC will support community stakeholders to work in partnership with public sector and academic institutions to explore the potential for different community sectors to develop adaptation capacity, and deliver real adaptations under priority themes for the Northern Periphery, providing local economic and social advantages.
[01/09/2008-31/08/2010] The partner regions are located in the peripheral or rural parts of the Northern Periphery. These regions have the added challenge of being located close to national land and sea borders. As such, the main types of problems they face are remoteness, low population density, limited transport opportunities, lack of suitable services, and ageing pop...
[01/01/2008-31/12/2010] Competitive Health Services project aims to find ways to enhance the provision and accessibility of health services in the sparsely populated regions of Europe by developing and implementing innovative eHealth solutions and promoting transfer of the best eHealth practises across the Northern Periphery.
[01/06/2008-31/05/2011] The aim of CoSafe is to increase the safety for inhabitants and tourists in sparsely populated areas in case of a major accident or disaster. In these areas of the Northern periphery the resources are limited in terms of trained personnel, adequate equipment and transport capacity. These matters provides challenges during rescue operations in spars...
[01/07/2011-31/03/2014] The new heritage craft project will build on the success and on the experience gained from the current phase to create an innovative project using new media and the internet to sell artisan products closely linked to cultural heritage. The partners now know more about how to develop and convert and support artisan businesses and this knowledge ...
[01/06/2011-30/09/2013] The Creative Edge project will be a Pan-regional initiative focussed on creating and piloting a practical model for the sustainable growth of regional Creative Economy (CE) businesses through two main themes, addressing Access issues for regional creative enterprises. The project seeks to directly address two main recognised access barriers to the ...
[01/01/2008-31/12/2010] The objective of DARRA project is to decrease the digital divide in remote and rural areas among the partner regions, through boosting the usage of ICT by SMEs and the public sector, and improve the overall regional competitiveness. DARRA capitalises on the findings of BIRRA project. The digital divide is a handicap inter-and intra-regionally and o...
[01/01/2008-31/12/2011] The problems with sealice in the farming of salmon in the partner countries, as well as in other countries such as Chile and Canada have increased. The industry, environmental organizations and the governments are deeply concerned. There has been a large public and industry interest in our preliminary results as it is now recognised that the use o...
[01/01/2008-31/03/2011] Economusée Northern Europe will combine culture, craft and tourism to create an economy platform for craft artisans practicing traditional techniques in order to help the crafts survive and create new jobs. The project, which focused on rural or remote communities, will assist with transformation of businesses to showcase their indigenous cr...
[01/01/2008-30/06/2010] Creative industries have recently been recognised as a key sector in the fast growing knowledge economy. The NoCry project will develop an online platform for the creative sector to spread knowledge, enhance networking and support business development among young creative people in the NP area. NoCry aims to increase economic growth by supporting...
[01/01/2011-31/12/2013] NoCry2 aims to encourage and promote youth entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial approach and multidisciplinary collaboration, with the overall objective to increase the potential for growth and employment in rural and remote areas of the northern periphery, using the creative industry as a catalyst to create better conditions and business opportunitie...
[01/06/2008-30/09/2011] Arctic charr is a highly valued fish species in the Northern territory and in the Alps “Alpenlax” with a red delicious flesh and beautiful appearance. Arctic charr farming is still a small industry but with a potential to grow and to develop a unique high quality product from the north. Farming this species requires access to cold fres...
[01/07/2009-30/06/2012] The aim of NPNP is to develop new business opportunities within the green sector and provide growth to the region by developing new hardy ornamental plants, origin from the region for public spaces and private gardens. The NPNP will facilitate the creation of greener and more varied public area and city centre in the northern periphery area.
[01/01/2008-31/12/2010] The project will promote the development of sustainable hunting tourism that will diversify the economical activity of peripheral regions in Northern Europe based on the strengths of these areas. This will be done by developing the companies and the operational environment related to the sector. The project will focus on practical development and...
[01/01/2008-31/12/2010] PELLETime will develop an accessible package of tools to design sustainable pellet supply chains, thereby promoting the role of local entrepreneurs in utilising local renewable energy resources and supporting the energy self-sufficiency of northern peripheral regions. The small scale production of pellets currently faces both technological limitati...
[01/06/2011-30/06/2014] Recruit and Retain is a project which sets out to find solutions to the persistent problem of difficulties in recruiting and retaining high quality people to work in the public sector in the remote rural areas of Northern Europe. The core project will address issues and solutions with respect to health care workers. The Recruit and Retain Strategic...
[01/07/2010-31/12/2012] The Rural Innovation and Business Systems (RIBS) project will specifically help SMEs in rural regions of Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Sweden and Finland to address the effects of the economic downturn and strengthen their competitiveness and growth potential. Based on the needs analysis of the SMEs and the business support community in the target re...
[01/07/2009-30/06/2012] The project aims to bring about real operational change in the construction and maintenance of rural roads across the Northern Periphery through a combination of consultancy services, demonstration projects and education. ROADEX developed services (strategies) and products (technologies) will be used on local roads by local Partners supported by a ...
[01/01/2009-31/12/2011] RRR will support shops in rural areas. The overall objective is improved service quality in small communities by supporting the survival, development and growth of rural retail shops. By that the project is enhancing economical growth of the regions. The project purpose is to provide and sustain tailor made support for rural shops. This support wi...
[01/09/2009-31/08/2012] The overall aim of this project is to develop innovative and sustainable rural and coastal transport schemes and services reducing social exclusion and enhancing the vitality and sustainability of sparsely populated areas in Northern Periphery. The rationale of this project is also that community paid or subsidised public transports are a considera...
[01/09/2011-28/02/2014] Social enterprises play a pivotal role in the rural and urban regeneration of the NPP regions. As such it is essential that they are in a position to maximise the opportunities and challenges afforded by renewable energy. SECRE will develop and implement a sustainable service encouraging the uptake of renewable energy activities within social enter...
[01/10/2012-30/09/2014] SMACS will use the combined expertise of the partners in maritime training and search-and-rescue to develop an emergency response and survival training programme and manual focused on the needs of small-craft mariners on commercial, fishing and leisure vessels operating in the Harsh Arctic Maritime Regions.. The programme will develop training pack...
[01/02/2012-30/06/2014] The SuLA project is the vision of a home supervising service which will enable house-owners and social housing providers to provide a service that will allow householders to reduce energy use in their homes and save on energy costs for space heating. This is particularly important in the Northern Periphery region where many of the inhabitants are i...
[15/06/2010-30/09/2013] The aim of the TG4NP project is to support tourism industry of peripheral regions by enhancing the visitors’ experiences in cultural and natural heritage destinations with the help of multimodal mobile information services. Project will develop potential new approaches to efficient and sustainable management and utilisation of resources in na...
[01/09/2010-31/08/2013] Tourism is important to the economic and social sustainability of many communities in the Northern Periphery Progamme area. The aim of the project is to develop innovative, long term and sustainable solutions for transport services adapted to rural tourism areas in the Northern Periphery. This will be done by implementing new and improved public ...

[01/01/2009-30/04/2012] CoastAdapt is a project aimed to safeguard people living in North Atlantic coastal communities and help them adapt to the impacts of climate change. Five pilot study sites in Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Scotland have been identified to determine the issues experienced by local communities. Municipalities and citizens, working together with project...
[01/01/2008-31/12/2010] This project aims to encourage greater use of Scots pine in higher value markets as a basis for supporting forestry related businesses.
[01/09/2011-31/03/2014] This project will implement transnational telemedicine solutions, at scale, and in a sustainable manner, into everyday practice across the Northern Periphery. It builds on completed and successful health-related NPP projects whilst also moving forward to address the challenges of delivery at scale. Strategic investment in urban-rural partnerships h...
[01/01/2009-31/12/2011] MicrE service develops and promotes innovative small scale renewable energy solutions for rural SME’s and local organisations in the Northern Periphery. These solutions will use new and existing technologies which have not been tried in a rural environment before, especially those which generate energy from by-products and waste, and adapt th...
[01/01/2008-31/12/2010] Many elderly people feel unsafe outside their homes which limits their social contacts and physical activities. MyHealth@Age aims to provide products and services making it possible for elderly people to feel safer and live a more active and healthy life. Healthcare and Welfare organizations (HWO) have problems to provide good medical and welfare ...
[07/01/2008-31/12/2010] The NEED project is designed to develop an innovative, operational model to improve the educational use of geo-scientific knowledge in sites of Natural value. The model will be transferable from one country to another in the Northern Periphery region. The project will produce study modules and educational materials, and is designed to develop insp...
[01/03/2011-28/04/2014] The NEES Project will identify and promote products and services which aim to improve energy efficiency in existing domestic buildings, which make use primarily of renewable or recycled materials and services based on natural processes, which originate and are normally accessible in the Northern Periphery Programme region. These products and s...
[01/06/2008-31/08/2011] The success of the Northern ToSIA project The NPP project Northern ToSIA carried the slogan Northern Forests Leading the Way to Sustainability and was successfully completed in 2011. It targeted regional and local stakeholders: researchers and representatives of national, regional and local authorities, as well as forest industry- and Sámi ...
[01/01/2008-31/12/2010] O4O will utilise the capacity of older people as community assets, applying their skills to provide services that will help maintain other older people in their communities. O4O will: map the context; identify new opportunities for providing locally-relevant services; test the feasibility of innovative organisational models; develop a toolkit to de...
[15/03/2011-15/03/2013] The project will develop a business model that can deliver a new Integrated Renewable Energy Management Service (IREMS) that can be adapted to suit local needs in a transnational context. The developed Renewable Energy Management Service incorporating smart grid technology with existing renewable energy (RE) know-how will be made available to exist...
[01/06/2008-31/05/2011] The project wills in close cooperation with concerned staff, citizens, management and political levels establish a full implementation of transnational findings from Our Life as Elderly, part 1. In this process we will package a number of products for each of the new services introduced. The implementation and development of new products will be ...
[01/09/2009-31/08/2012] RASLRES – the Regional Approaches to Stimulating Local Renewable Energy Solutions project – brings together partners from Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Sweden. The project aims to increase the use of renewable energy technologies in rural economies in the NPP region. Initial focus will be on the bio-energy sector. To do this,...
[01/10/2012-30/09/2014] The Remodem project will develop and test an integrated service package for people with dementia living in remote rural communities which allows and supports them to continue living in their current homes and postpones their placement in institutional care. This will be achieved through modules of support incorporating tested ICT services. The modu...
[01/11/2012-30/09/2014] The REMOTE project will increase and support local capacities in renewable energy solutions across the NPP area. By building on the results of NPP Renewable Energy Cluster projects and networks, the REMOTE will establish an unique International Network of Best Practise Demonstration Sites, and integrate it to a Training for Trainers Service. The s...
[01/09/2011-31/03/2014] RYE aims to contribute to local, regional, national and transnational rural economic development by stimulating latent entrepreneurial abilities among young people in Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands, Finland and Greenland. This will be achieved through transferring and adopting a successful urban enterprise programme, the ‘Young Entrepre...
[15/06/2009-30/06/2012] The SMALLEST project will establish an innovative service across all Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) partner regions to raise the scale and quality of training, mentoring and support for rural communities needed to help them convert from traditional energy generation to renewable energy generation. The SMALLEST service will assist rural communit...
[01/03/2011-01/03/2014] The SNAPS project will focus on snow and avalanche services for transport infrastructure in selected areas within the Northern Periphery in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Avalanche forecasting systems for transport authorities will be developed from scratch in some areas and existing services improved in other areas. The result will be a sim...
[01/07/2009-30/09/2012] The THING project is based on the Thing sites that are the assembly sites spread across North West Europe as a result of the Viking diaspora and Norse settlements. The objective is to exchange knowledge, specify, develop and test new and improved services for sustainable management and business development at the Northern European Thing sites. The ...
[01/10/2012-30/09/2014] WARES will provide a service that creates innovative renewable energy solutions for remote areas by finding unused or hidden opportunities for renewable energy generation within the activities and property of the water industry sector, establishing partnerships between the water industry and its neighbouring communities to exploit this potential, s...
[01/01/2009-31/12/2011] The pristine waters of the Northern Periphery (NP) coastal zone provide an ideal environment for shellfish aquaculture, a low environmental impact industry which has expanded across Europe considerably over the past years, providing employment in remote coastal regions. Its development has however been hampered by episodic contamination of product ...



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