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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...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] 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...
[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...
[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...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] 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 ...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] 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...
[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...
[15/02/2012-02/05/2012] 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...
[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...
[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...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] 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 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 ...
[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...
[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] 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...
[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...

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[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...
[01/07/2010-14/10/2010] 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...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[01/01/2011-20/03/2011] 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...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[01/06/2009-01/03/2010] 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...
[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...

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