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[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The main objective of the preparatory project and the main project will be to develop approaches that may reduce pollution and use waste water to produce new products, ingredients and processes from the industry waste streams. A main application will describe different work packages on how the partnership will exchange knowledge and organize a netw...
[01/07/2010-14/10/2010] Roads in remote northerly areas are particularly vulnerable to the effects of harsh climate, and can be heavily affected by severe weather, avalanches and rockfalls leading to accidents or close calls every winter and by flooding from snow melt during spring. The needs of communities for continuous operation of transportation systems put demands on...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The main project will focus on the development of cereal products (food and drink products) from northern cereals. The project will speed up cereal utilisation and product development in the food and feed sectors and thus increase the value of cereals for farmers and companies. Knowledge will be transferred between areas. Markets will be analysed a...
[16/02/2009-30/06/2010] The aim of the project is to create a good platform to facilitate the expansion of Creative Industries (CI) in the NPP-area and to use the creative industry as a catalyst to inform and influence business innovation in related sectors. The aim is to combine local cultural activities in creative industries and non creative industries. The project wi...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] Creative Momentum will provide business development and export services though a centralised structure (virtual office) in the NPP regions. The programme will target and support: creative and cultural industries across the regions within the NPP area who will be able to access contacts, new business opportunities, networks, informatio...
[01/09/2010-28/02/2011] A Pan regional initiative focused on creating and piloting a practical model for the sustainable growth of regional Creative Economy (CE) businesses. Primarily achieved through access to export development and increased interaction with the wider business ecosystem, in the NPP regions.
[15/08/2008-18/03/2009] The project seeks to ensure sustainable development of natural and community resources by developing transnational cooperation concerning artisan food processing, based on raw material coming from typical natural resources of the Northern Periphery Area, mainly berries, herbs, mushrooms and milk. It seeks to develop the potential of artisan food pr...
[06/03/2008-06/08/2008] The project will develop and implement an ICT-service that supports entrepreneurs/ SMEs in the NP area, which are dependent on nature-based resources to generate environmentally and economically sustainable business opportunities in tourism. The end users are primarily entrepreneurs and SMEs in the NP area, who wish to generate tourism business out...
[10/08/2007-31/10/2007] This project aims to help preserve a range of traditional crafts and use the survival of these crafts to show young people that it is possible to create new, viable employment in rural areas. The work will be done via showcasing the crafts in a structured museum-like setting, illustrating the history of the craft, where the craft is carried out on ...
[01/03/2009-23/03/2010] The project aims to clarify the problems, challenges and opportunities associated with the design of various foundations for transmission-line towers, pipelines (for oil, gas or water), buildings and road structures, such as bridges and gutters, in permafrost regions threatened by climate changes.The effects of climate changes are e.g. that permafr...
[21/09/2010-21/03/2011] The difficulties in the export sector as a result of the global economic downturn highlight the challenge that many SMEs are very dependent on few major domestic customers. Therefore solutions should be created how to help SMEs address and reach new markets with existing and new products. Nonetheless, before the SMEs currently active in domestic ma...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] Major developments in energy supply are being undertaken in the Northern Periphery. The project aims to ensure that NPP enterprises and communities gain full benefits as potential suppliers (of all kinds) to these developments, which take place in the NPP. In doing this it will promote energy efficiency, reducing transportation costs for supplies ...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The basic project idea is to strengthen economic and social sustainability and increase the competitiveness of the regions by innovative application of plastic greenhouses and emergency heating for the production of berries and other valuable plant food crops. Specific objectives of the action are: to develop innovative technologies for product...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] This project aims to draw together the expertise from both commercial companies and research institutes in Norway, Iceland and Russia to rigorously evaluate, develop and optimise welfare and quality protocols for a range of crustacean species that are fished in the Atlantic and northern Arctic region. The project will facilitate the transfer of exi...
[15/08/2013-31/03/2014] The idea of this project is to show that local renewable energy can vitalise regional industrial and business development, and will contribute both to a more robust development of the regions within the Northern Periphery and to an environment friendly industrial production reducing the carbon leakage. The project defines itself within priority ar...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] Main ObjectiveThe development of a full NPP project that will implement, refine and develop a suite of innovation supports across 70 manufacturing SME’s in NPP region with the aim of giving them new skills, expertise, tools and concepts to allow them increase global competitiveness and be innovative leaders in their sectors. Following the im...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The Community and Business toolkit for marine renewable Energy Development (MaRET) will provide leading-edge knowledge, guidelines and strategies for developing renewable energy resources, the objectives of the MaRET are to strengthen communities’ ability to successfully build a competitive renewable energy industry. The toolkit will guide th...
[15/10/2008-15/03/2009] The project will seek to facilitate and promote the development of aspects of the marine tourism sector such as fisheries tourism and seafood based experiences. These are essential new industries for many peripheral communities. These industries are innovative in that they aim to fuse together local marine-based knowledge, culture, heritage and pro...
[15/04/2010-14/10/2010] The NEES Project is founded on the idea that the Northern Periphery Programme area has the tradition, skills, resources and demand required to take a lead in the area of products and services for natural energy efficiency and sustainability, and to consolidate this lead as an economic, social and environmental asset for the benefit of the region. ...
[15/08/2007-06/03/2008] The main objective of the Main Project will be to improve the overall business, lifestyle, landscape and learning opportunities in each partner country. This will be achieved by identifying and assessing plants suitable for the Northern Periphery Area and developing new best practice guidelines for the propagation of the plant stock. This will uti...
[01/08/2013-31/03/2014] The fundamental problem is that current methods of sea lice control are to ineffective and unsustainable. Development of effective and sustainable methods is urgently needed. The innovative approach of biological control addresses the basic need of the producers of Atlantic salmon to remain financially competitive with regard to A. salmon aquacultu...
[15/10/2007-06/03/2008] The product created by the main project will be a Super Northern Marathons Series (name to be decided) based in Northern Europe, which will have a transnational nature and will exploit the diversified characteristics of the Northern Periphery Region to create a unique selling point. Its component parts will be the already existing mass participatio...
[13/07/2010-14/10/2010] The project aims to develop a system that will make renewable energy storage feasible at a community level allowing rural communities to use the energy in the community and even aim for grid independence. The basic concept is to dynamically match the price of electricity with the quantity generated. For example, when it is very windy, the electrici...
[15/02/2010-28/02/2011] Central for the idea of the project is that the creative industries will grow and be one of the future's industries globally, and in the NPP area as well. With this project, we want to strengthen the positive development that occurs in the NPP area. The creative industries are permanently in need of new ideas, methods and new labour in order ...
[15/02/2012-02/05/2012] The purpose of the main project ESC is to develop technology, means and standards for intelligent control of energy consumption, renewable small scale energy production, and energy storages to secure availability of energy for rural communities. In this project the main forms of energy produced are heat and electricity but cooling is covered to a l...
[22/11/2007-03/03/2007] The project idea relates to business development: “Incorporating topics and ideas surrounding innovation and innovation systems, entrepreneurship models and service provision with a business development perspective”. The project focuses on diversifying traditional rural economies both at strategic and operational levels by a) identi...
[20/02/2012-30/04/2012] The main objective of the project is to develop an integrated care service for people with dementia in the Northern Periphery that supports ageing in place and more cost-efficient care of people with dementia. One under-pinning assumption is that if a template of care works well for the challenging group of people with dementia, then it can easil...
[08/02/2008-31/05/2008] The basic project idea is to find out the most important factors for running sustainable and competitive retail shops in rural areas for the mutual benefit of the businesses and the inhabitants. This knowledge will be used as a base for providing individuals, businesses and local authorities with services such as consultations, training and educati...
[20/10/2008-18/03/2009] Transportation is a specific challenge for peripheral regions where there are problems with accessibility, sparsely population, demographic change, long distances, fluctuating demand, equality of service and high dependency on private cars. New initiatives/action models for optimizing this is desperately needed to guarantee holistic sustainability ...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The Salmonids West Project aims to develop exchange of knowledge and establishment of cooperation networks between R&D institutions and the private sector to develop best practice strategies for the long term sustainability of wild salmonids and development (such as aquaculture, wind energy, forestry, small scale hydro-schemes, agriculture, min...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The overall objective of the project is to verify, improve and ensure the quality of food when it gets into the hands of consumers. In order to achieve the objective a new technique for printing electronics will be used to develop new services and printed electronics applications. The printed technology is currently being developed at the PrintLab...
[01/09/2009-28/02/2010] Nature and adventure tourism is a quickly growing business in many rural areas within the Northern periphery area. These areas attract tourist because of the areas nature, beauty and low population density. For transport and the climate change this is a problem as with increasing number of visitors there are increasing numbers of private cars on th...
[01/03/2009-28/02/2010] The main project is expected to result in an established mobile location service, locally adapted for the integration of current web services viewed with the use of mobile phones, as an added value to visitors. The Tourist Navigator will be an implementation of a platform for the cellular phone network. It will be targeting the tourist market. The ...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The overall aim of the main project, is to develop and pilot a new transnational ’best practice’ employability initiative for 16-25 year olds to help tackle the rising levels of youth unemployment across the NPP partner regions. The project will be a results focused and outcomes focused employability initiative with specific targets f...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] This project aims to draw together the expertise from Norway, Iceland, Scotland and Greenland, to optimise the fishing of high value sea urchins in these northern arctic regions and to develop roe fattening as a viable option to increase the value of low value sea urchins once they have been collected from the wild. This pre-project will look to fa...
[20/02/2012-02/05/2012] WARES aims to achieve long-term viable public-private renewable energy enterprise within at least 9 sites in the Northern Periphery Region using the unexploited assets of water companies in the region. The project aims to work with the water companies in each region to establish a partnership and then test the viability of renewable energy, identi...
[01/10/2007-31/03/2008] The project intends to promote innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas, respecting sustainability in line with the NPP priorities. The objective is to develop innovative business activities in sustainable waste management for peripheral areas. As an overall perspective the project wants to develop innovative and sustainable bu...

[14/09/2012-08/07/2013] The project will make an overview of Arctic cooperation in the NPP area at the moment, and build basis for improving or empowering regional impact in future Arctic cooperation. It will seek answers to two explicit questions: 1) how should the Arctic dimension be included in the future NP cooperation programme; 2) could Arctic cooperation b...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The primary goal of the project is to contribute to the EU2020 Strategy by strengthen and preparing the infrastructure in agricultural regions in the in Northern remote and peripheral regions for future processing and utilization of bioenergy. The objective of this Preparatory Project is to build a network of organisations in the participating cou...
[15/10/2007-07/03/2008] The proposed transnational project will quantify the impact of projected climate change on vulnerable low-lying coastal communities and habitats. Additionally, the project will develop a range of mitigation and adaptation policies, focussed at the local scale, for the use of coastal planners, local stakeholders and communities. Finally, the proje...
[22/10/2007-06/03/2008] Poor levels of stakeholder involvement and community engagement in the management of the local natural and cultural heritage have had an adverse impact on public awareness of the economic and social value of these resources and reduced their value to local economies in peripheral rural areas In addition, low levels of awareness of recreational pro...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] This project aims to promote the geology, and its many links to the natural, built and cultural heritage of the Northern Periphery region. This project will seek to connect the Northern Periphery’s fascinating geological heritage and enhance geotourism opportunities. The objective of the preparatory project is to identify common ground for ...
[01/01/2011-20/03/2011] The project aims derive from increasing concerns that recruitment and retention of high quality health care personnel to remote rural areas is becoming more difficult and more expensive. As these concerns increase the confidence that remote rural area inhabitants have that their health care needs will be met is undermined; putting the very survival...
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[01/02/2009-23/03/2010] The project goal is to strengthen the villages (=village action groups) to actively handle change and find innovative solutions in the matters concerning them. The project develops tools for villages to take action and to preserve and strengthen their identity. The project strengthens the relations between the villages and the local administration...
[01/11/2010-20/03/2011] The project’s main idea is to develop a model of how to improve the availability and accessibility of public and commercial services in rural and remote areas and of how to improve the collaboration between urban and rural areas.
[06/07/2007-31/12/2007] MyHealth@Age aims to improve health and safety for elderly people living in urban and rural areas in the Northern Periphery region. Through co-operation with elderly people and Healthcare/Welfare Organizations requirements will be identified leading to implementation of new products and improved care delivery paradigms. Anticipated functionality i...
[01/06/2009-01/03/2010] What the NFD project aims to achieve is to make accessible to locals and to the world the wealth that resides in traditional music and dance of the North-Atlantic nations. Furthermore, preservation by means of recording and educating is a core element of the project, to strengthen important features of peoples’ culture. By establishing cooper...
[10/08/2007-06/03/2008] Forests cover large areas in the NPP territory and are an important basis for economic activities in the Northern Periphery regions, sustaining local communities. In Finland, more than 80% of the NPP territory is covered with forests, while in Sweden and Scotland the forest cover is approximately 50 and 25%. Together, they constitute the vast majo...
[22/10/2008-18/03/2009] The RASLWES project is the implementation of an innovative, supply chain development approach within the partner regions to stimulate renewable energy deployment, with a focus on wood energy technologies. The WDC has mapped out the approach and its potential economic impact in the completed feasibility reports the Regional Wood Energy Strategy and...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The project idea is to create employment, socialisation and health improvement opportunities for hard-to-reach groups living within remote and rural communities. This will be achieved through the creation of a particular form of social enterprise – the Rural Community Shed. For the hard-to-reach sections of the populations in remote and ru...
[01/11/2010-21/03/2011] RYE³ 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 the ‘Young Entrepreneurs Programme’(YEP), which has been delivere...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] The aim of this preparatory project is to bring together partners to develop a proposal for a Main Project in which they, and others interested, will work together to facilitate and develop the implementation and promotion of new services and products that enable and encourage people to enjoy and experience the outdoors, engaging with remote, wild ...
[11/11/2008-25/03/2009] The final product is a number of energy producing constructions based on the Stirling technique that will serve as demonstration objects. This includes the technical constructions and an economical and technical evaluation of the system. In such a system heat is produced for heating the house and at the same time production of house hold electrici...
[20/10/2008-18/03/2009] The SMALLEST project will develop a pioneering service which offers small scale practical Renewable Energy Source (RES) options to communities for whom RES solutions are thought to be uneconomic, too difficult technologically, or too difficult in practice. The service will be achieved by using an innovative analytical tool in an applied context, m...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] Peripheral and Remote Airports face a range of very special challenges that this project endeavours to address. Sustaining, future-proofing and delivering community and regional resilience and connectivity with medium term, proactive responses to the special challenges of, and threats to, remote and peripheral airports/aviation is the aim of this p...



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