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  1. European Union European Regional Development Fund Presentation Main Projects 5th February 2009 – Sundsvall, Sweden

  2. Approved projects by the Programme Monitoring Committee Priority One Objective: To promote competitiveness by increasing and developing the capacity for innovation and networking in rural and peripheral areas. 1.2 Sustainable hunting tourism - business opportunity in the Northern Europe – NPP HUNT 1.6 Solutions for competitive pellet production in medium size enterprises - PELLETime 1.21 Environment friendly fish farming and use of cleaner fish – Eco Fish 2.4 Co-operation for safety in sparsely populated areas - Co-safe 3.4 Retail in Rural Regions - RRR

  3. Approved projects by the Programme Monitoring Committee Objective: To facilitate development through the use of advanced information and communication technologies and transportation in the programme area 1.8 Competitive Health Services in Sparsely Populated Areas 1.12 Digital Age in Rural and Remote Areas – DARRA 1.13 Northern Creative Youth – No-Cry 1.15 Climate Change - Adapting to the Impacts, by Communities in Northern Peripheral Regions - CLIMATIC 2.3 Connected Mobile Communities in the Northern Periphery, CMC@NP

  4. Approved projects by the Programme Monitoring Committee Priority Two Objective: To strengthen the synergies between environmental protection and growth in remote and peripheral regions. 1.3 Northern Environment Education Development (NEED) 1.16 Developing Scots Pine 2.8 Assessing sustainability of forest based activities in rural areas of the Northern Periphery- Northern ToSIA 2.12 Sustainable Aquaculture of Arctic charr – Northcharr 3.7 Warning of Algal Toxin Events to support aquaculture in the NPP coastal zone Region 3.6Micro Waste to Energy Business: micro energy to rural enterprise - MicrE 3.11 The Sea as Our Neighbour: Sustainable Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Communities and Habitats on Europe’s Northern Periphery – Coast Adapt

  5. Approved projects by the Programme Monitoring Committee Objective: To improve sustainable development in peripheral regions by strengthening urban-rural relations and enhancing regional heritage. 1.4 Older People for Older People – O4O 1.10 My Health @ Age 1.19 Economusées Northern Europe 2.11 Our Life as Elderly implementation

  6. Cooperation for Safety in Sparsely Populated Areas (Co-safe) • Priority: 1 • Budget: € 1 427 950 • Project duration: from 1 June 2008 to 31 May 2011 • Synopsis: Joint NPP strategyfor increased safety and preparedness for major accidents and extreme situations in sparsely populated areas • Objectives • Operational service solutions for cooperation between the NPP countries in management of disasters and accidents in sparsely populated areas; meeting gaps and needs towards safer rural areas. • Emergency medical care solutions in extreme conditions • A NPP-network and an internet based community for disaster management: the Co-Safe network. • Expected outcomes (examples): • Collaborative training methods/ exercises in management accidents and disasters • New enhanced safety products and services, covering full spectrum from the scene of the accident via pre-hospital care to hospital care • Improved remote communication during rescue processes

  7. Cooperation for Safety in Sparsely Populated Areas (Co-Safe) • Partnership • Lead Partner: Emergency and Disaster Medical Centre (AKMC), Umeå, Sweden • Partner 2: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Oulu, Finland • Partner 3: Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District (NOHD), Oulu, Finland • Partner 4: Regional Rescue Services of Oulu-Koillismaa, Oulu, Finland • Partner 5: Emergency Services College, Kuopio, Finland • Partner 6: FSA University Hospital, Akureyri, Iceland • Partner 7: NHS Western Isles, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK • Contact details • Project manager: Ms Britt-Marie Nordström • Telephone: +46 907 851 157 • E-mail: brittmari.nordstrom@vll.se • Responsible Desk Officer: Maxi Nachtigall

  8. Assessing Sustainability of Forest Based Activities in Rural Areas of NP - Northern ToSIA • Priority: 2 • Budget: € 1 312 954,98 • Project duration: from 1 June 2008 to 31 May 2011 • Synopsis: Investigation of options for improving the sustainable use of forest resources in selected regions of NPP by using the innovative sustainability impact assessment tool (ToSIA). • Objectives: sustainability impact assessment tool ToSIA in NPP as part of regional resource use planning and sustainable assessment routines in NPP region. Enabling public bodies and (private) companies to improve their corporate social responsibility as a part of the whole forestry wood value chain and improve business activities on the three dimensions of sustainability. • Expected outcomes (examples): • Supporting regional decision makers in evaluating alternative policies and resource use scenarios • Linking the sustainability impact assessment tool to existing social corporateresponsibility reporting routines

  9. Assessing Sustainability of Forest Based Activities in Rural Areas of NP - Northern ToSIA • Partnership • Lead Partner: European Forest Institute (EFI), Joensuu, Finland • Partner 2: Forestry Centre of North Karelia, Joensuu, Finland • Partner 3: Forestry Research/ Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Conservancy FR, Dingwall, Scotland, UK • Partner 4: Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Umeå, Sweden • Partner 5: County Governor of Nordland, Bodø, Norway • Contact details • Project manager: Mr Marcus Lindner • Telephone: +358 10 773 43 40 • E-mail: marcus.lindner@efi.fi • Responsible Desk Officer: Maxi Nachtigall

  10. Our Life as Elderly – Implementation (OLE II) • Priority: 2 • Budget: € 2 003 016,15 • Project duration: from 1 June 2008 to 31 May 2011 • Synopsis: Implementation of new solutions, effectives ideas and working models/ tools for elderly care based on citizen’s needs, demands and wishes in services, recruiting of staff, housing and quality in care (based on outcomes of OLE I). • Objectives • Establish changes in elderly care in day to day operations • Package changes in a manner that they are easily transferable to other regions • Stimulation of other regions/ municipalities to adapt new solutions • Expected outcomes (examples) • IT based model for integrated, permanent staff development • System of safe medication • Vintage housing • Web based meeting platform for senior citizens • Model for physical and informal meeting places

  11. Our Life as Elderly – Implementation (OLE II) • Partnership • Lead Partner: City of Luleå, Administration of Social Services, Development Unit, Sweden • Partner 2: Municipality of Bodø, Norway • Partner 3: Association of Faroese Municipalities, Faroese Islands • Partner 4: City of Oulu, Finland • Partner 5: Municipality of Akureyri-Akureyrarbaer, Iceland • Partner 6: Municipality of Hafnarfjördur-Hafnarfjardarbaer, Iceland • Partner 7: Municipality of Hornarfjordur, Iceland • Partner 8: Primary Care Services, Faroese Islands • Contact details • Project manager: Ms Marianne Pedersen • Telephone: +46 920 454 458 • E-mail: marianne.pedersen@soc.lulea.se • Responsible Desk Officer: Maxi Nachtigall

  12. Micro Waste to Energy Business - MicrE • Priority: 2 • Budget: € 1 441 418.84 € • Project duration: 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 • Synopsis: Provision of a service to develop and promote innovative small scale renewable energy solutions for rural SMEs and local organisations in the NP area. Solutions will use new and existing technologies which have not been tried in rural environment before, especially from by-products and waste. • Objectives: Enhancing the capacity for self-sustaining business and organisation life Providing a service that exploits new and existing technologies for renewable energy solutions and renewable energy saving initiatives to be adapted by rural SMEs and local organisations. Contributing to the sustainable development of natural and community resources. • Expected outcomes (examples): • Developing a service that identifies, adapts, develops, tests, promotes and establish new means of micro generation of renewable energy in rural areas of the NP regions • Cooperation at transnational, regional and local level that will naturally help to inform energy policy

  13. Micro Waste to Energy Business - MicrE • Partnership • Lead Partner: North Karelia University of Applied Science, Joensuu, Finland • Partner 2: Josek Oy, Regional Development Center, Joensuu, Finland • Partner 3: University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland • Partner 4: International Resource and Recycling Centre, Dumfries, Scotland • Partner 5: University of Ulster, Ulster, Northern Ireland • Partner 6: WestBic Business and Innovation Centre, Foxford, Ireland • Partner 7: West Regional Authority, Galway, Ireland • Partner 8: Mayo County Council, Castlebar, Ireland • Contact details • Project manager: Mr Ville Kuittinen • Telephone: +358 50 53 261 31 • E-mail: ville.kuittinen@joensuu.fi • Responsible Desk Officer: Maxi Nachtigall

  14. Warning on Algal Toxin Events - WATER • Priority: 2 • Budget: 1 609 700 € • Project duration: 1 January 2009-31 December 2011 • Synopsis: Provision of new methodologies providing a) rapid on site analysis of the presence of toxins in shellfish and b) applies simple procedures for prediction of phytoplankton events. Establishment of a sustainable service providing methods for the SMEs, thus, facilitating the development of the aquaculture/ shellfish industry. • Objectives: • Reduced disruption and economic loss to the shellfish industry through improved harvest management • More efficient and effective monitoring of water quality in areas of aquaculture through new models • Expected outcomes (examples): • Training courses to targeted industry in use of modern, rapid analysis kit for detection of toxins in shellfish • Establishment of sustainable procedures for local analysis of biotoxins in shellfish • Prediction models for harmful algal events

  15. Warning on Algal Toxins Events - WATER • Partnership • Lead Partner: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland • Partner 2: Fisheries Research Services, Aberdeen, Scotland • Partner 3: Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust, Scalloway, Shetland Islands • Partner 4: Faroese Fisheries Laboratory, Torshavn, Faroe Islands • Partner 5: Scottish Association of Marine Science, Dunstaffnage, Oban, Scotland • Partner 6: Seafood Shetland, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland • Partner 7: Institute for Marine Research, Bergen, Norway • Contact details • Project manager: Dr Robin Raine • Telephone: +3538 724 741 35 • E-mail: robin.raine@nuigalway.ie • Responsible Desk Officer: Maxi Nachtigall

  16. Adaptation to climate change - CoastAdapt • Priority: 2 • Budget: 1 445 226.59 € • Project duration: 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 • Synopsis: The project will develop and implement a range of adaptation strategies and tools to enable people living in coastal communities to take action and adopt strategies that deal with sea-level rise and reduce negative impacts and risks associated with climate change. • Objectives: • Bottom-up approach to the development of adaptative response and preparedness to the impacts of climate change • Long-term recovery planning from climate induced natural hazards • Expected outcomes (examples): • Handbooks, vulnerability assesssments and adaptation strategies • Sustainable one-stop web-based service on coastal climate change adaptation information • Climate Witness Network and Climate Champions • Visualisation and Scenarios

  17. Adaptation to Climate Change - CoastAdapt • Partnership • Lead Partner: Western Isles Council, CnES, Outer Hebrides, Scotland • Partner 2: Institute for Coastal Science and Management, Aberdeen, Scotland • Partner 3: UHI Millennium Institute, Environmental Research Institute, Thurso, Scotland • Partner 4: Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness, Scotland • Partner 5: University of Ulster, Centre for Coastal & Marine Research, Coleraine, Northern Ireland • Partner 6: Kerry County Council, Tralee, Ireland • Partner 7: University College Cork, Coastal Marine Resources Centre, Cork, Ireland • Partner 8: Hammerfest Municipality, West Finnmark, Norway • Partner 9: Northern Research Institute, Norut, Alta, Norway • Partner 10: Institute for Sustainable Development, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

  18. Adaptation to Climate Change - CoastAdapt • Contact details • Project manager: Mr David Muir • Telephone: +44 1870 602425 • E-mail: d.muir@cne-siar.gov.uk • Responsible Desk Officer: Maxi Nachtigall

  19. Sustainable Aquaculture of Arctic Charr (Northcharr) • Priority: 1 • Budget: €1,132,791.73 • Project duration: from 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2011 • Synopsis • The project aims to promote and increase the Arctic charr farming industry, leading to more and better jobs in remote communities. The project will use new knowledge and innovative approaches to make the industry more competitive and take away existing bottlenecks, by e.g. new diet formulas and feeding strategies, knowledge about temperature and brood stock handling and by developing tools to facilitate the establishment of new farms. • Expected outcomes • The project has set clear targets, e.g. the expansion to 12,000 tonnes of charr within the next 4-8 years and at least 25 annual workers. • Products/Services: • Courses • A manual for brood stock handling • A manual on feeding strategies and diet • Welfare standards and indicators for Arctic charr aquaculture to meet new EC regulations • A computer based tool to assess and evaluate environmental impacts • A report on using triple helix partnerships for enhancing Arctic charr farming

  20. Sustainable Aquaculture of Arctic Charr (Northcharr) • Partnership • Lead Partner: Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU), Sweden • Partner 2: Holar University College, Iceland • Partner 3: Nofima Akvaforsk Fiskeriforskning AS, Norway • Partner 4: Swedish Board of Fisheries, Sweden • Contact details • Project manager: Jan Nilsson • Telephone: +46 907 868 312 • E-mail: jan.nilsson@vfm.slu.se

  21. Retail in Rural Regions (RRR) • Priority: 1 • Budget: €1 010 063 • Project duration: 1 January 2009-31 December 2011 • Synopsis: Retail in Rural Regions is a three year project targeted to the benefit of 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 and social sustainability. • Objectives: • To provide and sustain tailor made support for rural shops • To offer capacity building for rural retailers • To build a network of professionals including universities and civil society to support rural retailers • Expected outcomes (examples): • A “Triple R model” adapted and implemented in NPP regions. It includes: • An e-service for online consultations to rural retailers • A model for solving transportation problems in each region • A network of Strategic Retail Centres

  22. Retail in Rural Regions (RRR) • Partnership • Lead Partner: Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Science, Finland • Partner 2: Icelandic Centre for Retail Studies, Iceland • Partner 3: Donegal Public Services Centre, Ireland • Partner 4: The Centre for Social Development, Faroe Islands • Partner 5: Community Retailing Network, Scotland • Contact details • Project manager: Ms. Riitta Alajärvi-Kauppi • Telephone: +358 40 5969 334 • E-mail: riitta.alajarvi-kauppi@tokem.fi • Responsible Desk Officer: Kirsti Mijnhijmer

  23. Clim-ATIC - Adapting to The Impacts, by Communities in Northern Peripheral Regions • Priority: 1 • Budget: €2,348,138 • Project duration: from 1st March 2008 to 28th February 2011 • Synopsis • The project will work in partnership with community stakeholders, 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. Clim-ATIC will establish a sustainable, self-financing service that will provide information, training and advice to communities, small businesses, and local administrations across the Northern Periphery who wish to significantly increase their capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The new service will continue to function and compile and disseminate relevant new knowledge on climate change adaptation beyond the end of the project. • Expected outcomes • a number of community climate change vulnerability scenarios • a number of community climate Change Adaptation Strategy • a number of complementary adaptation demonstration projects • a feasibility study and business plan for the information, training and advice service leading to the delivery of an initial short course.

  24. Clim-ATIC - Adapting to The Impacts, by Communities in Northern Peripheral Regions • Partnership • Lead Partner: UHI Millennium Institute, Scotland • Partner 2: Lycksele Municipality, Sweden • Partner 3: Arctic Technology Centre, Greenland • Partner 4: Western Norway Research Institution, Norway • Partner 5: The Lapland Regional Environment Centre, Finland • Partner 6: Umeå University, Sweden • Partner 7: Åre Municipality, Sweden • Partner 8: Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland • Partner 9: Thule Institute at University of Oulu, Finland • Partner 10: Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland • Partner 11: The Arctic Centre, Finland • Partner 12: University of Lapland, Finland • Partner 13: County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway • Contact details • Project manager: Clive Bowman • Telephone: ++44(0) 1738 877204 • E-mail: clive.bowman@perth.uhi.ac.uk

  25. Competitive Health Services in Sparsely Populated Areas - eHealth Applications across the Urban-Rural Dimension • Priority: 1 • Budget: €1,606,332 • Project duration: from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010 • Synopsis • The aim is to enhance the provision and accessibility of health services in the sparsely populated areas of Europe by developing and implementing innovative eHealth solutions and promoting transfer of the best eHealth practices across the NPP area. • Objectives • Mapping and identification of European best practices and innovative eHealth solutions which can be transferred, further developed and integrated into a health care system elsewhere in the partner regions • Special focus on new eHealth service concepts and solutions for primary health care, chronic conditions and remote specialist services

  26. Competitive Health Services in Sparsely Populated Areas - eHealth Applications across the Urban-Rural Dimension • Assessment of the likelihood of adoption of eHealth innovations in health care sites using a whole system approach • Sites that are likely to accept and integrate new eHealth innovations are chosen as pilot sites for transnational development and transfer of eHealth services • Up to 4 new eHealth services will be piloted in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Scotland using Utilization of transnational eHealth Triple-Helix Partnerships • Ultimately aim to create viable and sustainable eHealth services and businesses that will continue to benefit the residents of remote and rural European regions beyond the end of this project

  27. Competitive Health Services in Sparsely Populated Areas - eHealth Applications across the Urban-Rural Dimension • Expected outcomes • “A Portfolio of eHealth Applications in European Sparsely Populated Areas” as a result of the mapping phase • published as a printed copy and also available as an on-line database • New eHealth services will be piloted in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Scotland • examples: teledermatology, teledialysis, remote consulting of real-time medical data, advanced call centres, remote retinal screening units • The implementation strategy will be published as a report “An Innovation System for eHealth Services in European Sparsely Populated Areas” • can replicated elsewhere in the Northern Periphery and other peripheral areas of Europe • Establishment of “A European Network of Rural eHealth Care” for sustainable and on-going transfer of knowledge and technology across the Northern Periphery • also to include European peripheral maritime regions, ultra-peripheral regions and the mountainous territories of Europe

  28. Competitive Health Services in Sparsely Populated Areas - eHealth Applications across the Urban-Rural Dimension • Partnership • Lead Partner: Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and Oulu University Hospital, Finland • Partner 2: Centre for Rural Health and University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK • Partner 3: County Council of Västerbotten and Umeå University, Sweden • Partner 4: Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine and the University Hospital of North Norway • Partner 5: Department of General Practice, National University of Ireland • Contact details • Project manager: Pasi Parkkila, Director of development and public relations • Telephone: +358 8 315 4173 mobile: +358 40 544 8955 • E-mail: Pasi.Parkkila@ppshp.fi

  29. Digital Age in Rural and Remote Areas - DARRA • Priority: 1 (Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral area ) • Budget: 1 423 789 € • Project duration: from 2008 to 2009 • Synopsis • 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. The digital divide is a handicap inter-and intra-regionally and one indicator of a region’s peripherality. DARRA project, through the strengthened regional ICT–applications leading to • reinforced exchanges with more central & developed regions, • more complete regional ICT-related applications, and • jointly developed approaches, will reduce effectively and sustainably the peripheral character of the partner regions.

  30. Digital Age in Rural and Remote Areas - DARRA • Objectives • 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. • Expected outcomes • Products/services • The project will convince the development of ICT until 2013. • As a result of the project SMEs have gained competitive advantage by implementing new ICT –services and tools. • Municipalities and the public sector can boost their activities by taking more advanced services in use.

  31. Digital Age in Rural and Remote Areas - DARRA • Partnership • Lead Partner: Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, Finland • Partner 2: Joint authority of Kainuu region, Finland • Partner 3: Kainuun Etu Oy, Finland • Partner 4: The Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland, Sweden • Partner 5: Mid Sweden University, Sweden • Partner 6: Företagarna Västernorrland, Sweden • Partner 7: European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology (ERNACT), Ireland • Partner 8: Shannon Development, Ireland • Partner 9: Sogn og Fjordane County Governor, Norway • Partner 10: Western Norway Research Institute, Norway • Partner 11: Rovaniemi regional development agency, Finalnd • Partner 12: University of Limerick, Ireland

  32. Digital Age in Rural and Remote Areas - DARRA • Contact details • Project manager: Janne Hirvonen • Telephone: +358 40 5847553 • E-mail: janne.hirvonen@tokem.fi

  33. Developing the Scots Pine Resource • Priority: 2 • Budget: € 1,719,420 • Project Duration: from January 2008 to December 2010 • Countries Involved: Scotland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway • Synopsis: • “To stimulate the development & utilisation of Scots Pine as a basis for supporting sustainable rural enterprises” • Scots Pine is a naturally occurring tree species in Northern Europe, covering large areas of Scotland, Scandinavia, Russia and parts of Iceland. It is a key component of boreal biodiversity and its timber properties are equal to, or exceed, those of other commercial softwoods. • Despite its potential importance Scots Pine is currently undervalued and underutilised by the timber industry. Developing the Scots Pine Resource was developed in 2007 as a collaborative project between partners in Scotland, Finland, Norway and Sweden; with the aim of stimulating the development and utilisation of Scots pine timber as a basis for supporting sustainable rural enterprises.

  34. Developing the Scots Pine Resource • Main objectives: • Analysis of existing markets • Encouraging innovation & collaboration in the supply chain • Improving resource assessment & valuation techniques • Improving long term timber quality

  35. Developing the Scots Pine Resource • Partnership • Lead Partner: Highland Birchwoods (Scotland) • Partner 2:Forest Research (Scotland) • Partner 3:Norwegian Forest & Landscape Institute • Partner 4:Finnish Forest Research Agency • Partner 5:North Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Finland) • Partner 6: Swedish Forest Agency • Contact details • Project manager: Ben Davies • Telephone: (0044) 1463 811 968 • E-mail: Ben.Davies@highlandbirchwoods.co.uk

  36. MyHealth@Age • Priority: 2 • Budget: € 1 527 678 • Project duration: from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010 • Synopsis • The aim of the MyHealth@Age project is to offer the ageing population in the Northern Periphery region improved Health, Safety and Well being through the use of new products and services. • Expected outcomes • The products and services are developed in close co-operation between elderly people, healthcare and welfare staff, ICT companies and healthcare and welfare researchers. The products and services are evaluated and improved during field trials in Sweden, Norway and Northern Ireland. • The products and services focus on mobile safety alarms, prescribed self treatment and social networks.

  37. MyHealth@Age • Partnership • Lead Partner: Municipality of Boden , Sweden • Partner 2: University Hospital of Norway, Norwegian Centre of Telemedicine • Partner 3: Social Welfare Department of Tromsø, Norway • Partner 4:Southern Health and Social Care Trust Ulster, Northern Ireland • Partner 5:Centre of Distance Spanning Healthcare at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden • Partner 6:University of Ulster, Northern Ireland • Associate partners: City of Luleå, County Council of Norrbotten, TietoEnator, TeliaSonera, IntelliWork and Arctic Group, Blue Tree Services, McElwaine SMART Technologies and Swarmteams • Contact details • Project manager:Lennart Isaksson • Telephone:+46 70 300 8201 • E-mail:lennart.isaksson@intelliwork.se

  38. Sustainable hunting tourism - business opportunity in the Northern Europe (NPPHunt) • Priority1: Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral area • Budget: € 1 127 151 (Total budget) • Project duration: from 2008 to 2010 • Synopsis • Summary: The project will promote the development of sustainable hunting tourism that will diversify the economical activity of peripheral regions in Northern Europe, by developing the companies and operational environment related to the sector. • Objectives: i) Develop and enhance sustainable and competitive business concepts based on hunting cultures of Northern Europe; ii) Strengthen the co-operation between different interest groups and evaluate the possibilities for a ‘Northern brand’ for sustainable hunting tourism iii) Develop the operational environment by reducing the obstacles and lowering the risk and threshold for start up companies, iv) Create and analyse knowledge required in directing future rural development and hunting in Northern Periphery area.

  39. Sustainable hunting tourism - business opportunity in the Northern Europe (NPPHunt) • Expected outcomes • Co-operation Ethical rules as criteria for hunting tourism business in project area (Northern brand); forum for SME interaction and co-operation; increased awareness on the realistic potential of hunting tourism • Information Training material and pilot courses for professional hunter/hunting tourism organisers; tools (models and guidelines) for managing social, ecological and economical sustainability at the local and SME level • Development work  New/improved transnational hunting tourism products as part of sustainable business concepts

  40. Sustainable hunting tourism - business opportunity in the Northern Europe (NPPHunt) • Partnership • University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute, Finland (Lead partner) • Haapavesi Vocational School, Finland • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden • Rural Economy Development, Sweden • The Research Centre of the University of Akureyri, Iceland • Icelandic Tourism Research Centre, Iceland • Environment and Food Agency of Iceland, Iceland • Macaulay Institute, Scotland • University of Aberdeen, Department of Geography and Environment, Scotland • Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitter’s Association, Canada

  41. Sustainable hunting tourism - business opportunity in the Northern Europe (NPPHunt) • Contact details Anne Matilainen, University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute Tel. +358-6-421 3337, +358-50-5240 814 E-mail: anne.matilainen@helsinki.fi

  42. PELLETime – Solutions for competitive pellet production in medium size enterprises • Priority: 1 – Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral area • Budget: €1.766.494 • Project duration: from Jan 2008 to Dec 2010 • Synopsis: • 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 limitations, as well as lack of knowledge. The project addresses those challenges by offering a holistic approach for SMEs reaching from identification and estimation of available resources, raw material procurement, the design of the entire pellet production process to the final product. PELLETime will encourage sustainable expansion of the raw material resource, and carry out widespread awareness raising and information dissemination to facilitate market development.

  43. PELLETime – Solutions for competitive pellet production in medium size enterprises • Objectives: • Developing a package of tools to facilitate establishment of SMEs in small scale pellet production, support existing pellet production, and, enhance energy availability throughout the NPP region • Expected outcomes: • The SME tool package, which will comprise: • Pellet market report and contact network • Inventory of regionally available resources • Best practice guideline on landscape, biodiversity and hydrology of raw materials • Cost-calculator on handling and logistics of raw materials and pellets • Best practice guideline on logistics and quality assurance (in terms of fuel supply) • Best practice guideline on fuel quality and technology, and • Internet based user’s guide

  44. PELLETime – Solutions for competitive pellet production in medium size enterprises • Partnership • Lead Partner: North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland • Partner 2: Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland • Partner 3: Joensuu Regional Development Company, Finland • Partner 4: University of Kuopio, Finland • Partner 5: Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland • Partner 6: Highland Birchwoods, Scotland • Partner 7: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden • Partner 8: Herads and Austurlandsskogar, Iceland • Partner 9: Iceland Forest Service, Iceland • Associate partners: Vapo Ltd., Biottori Ltd., Pakaslahti Ltd., M. Pappinen Ltd., JPK-tuote, Konepaja Antti Ranta Ltd., National Farmers Union, Scotland. • Contact details • Project manager: Mr. Lasse Okkonen • Telephone: +358 50 342 3582 • E-mail: lasse.okkonen@pkamk.fi

  45. O4O Project • Priority: Priority 2: Sustainable development of natural and community resources • Budget: Euros1,969,996.48 • Project duration: from 2008 to 2011 • Summary 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. .

  46. O4O Project Objectives • map the context for developing new ways of service provision for older people; • identify new opportunities for providing locally-relevant services; • test the feasibility of innovative organisational models; • develop a toolkit to develop O4O organisations transnationally; • evaluate impacts on individuals, communities and institutions; • inform policy and practice on involving older people in service provision to older people.

  47. O4O Project • Expected outcomes • policy briefings on the context for innovative service delivery for older people; • innovative sustainable organisations of different types to deliver services; • a transnational toolkit of good practice; • report on the impacts on individuals, communities and organisations, of new models; • publications and conferences disseminating information to the NP and wider.

  48. O4O Project • Partnership • Lead Partner: UHI Millennium Institute (Centre for Rural Health), Inverness, Scotland • Partner 2: Glasgow University, Crichton Campus, Dumfries, Scotland • Partner 3: Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (covering rural Northern Ireland) • Partner 4: Lulea Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden • Partner 5: Municipality of Lieksa, North Karelia, Finland • Partner 6: Joint authority of Kainuu Region, Kajaani, Finland (Observing) • Contact details • Project Lead: Professor Jane Farmer • Telephone: 01463 667321/667322 • E-mail: jane.farmer@uhi.ac.uk

  49. Connected Mobile Communities in the Northern Periphery • Priority: 1 • Budget: € 1 165 781 • Project duration: from 1st of September 2008 to 31st of August 2010 • Synopsis: Use broadband mobile communication services to promote the competitiveness of rural communities in the NPP area • Objectives: • Develop the capability of rural area communities within the NP to incorporate emerging broadband mobile services into their community development strategies. • Use the capability to develop a number of broadband mobile services that support sustainable development of specific sectors in NP communities • Utilise the services to (1) improve the inherent sustainability of communities and to (2) provide economic connections to more central areas • Expected outcomes • Northern Periphery Transnational “Mobile Community" model • Mobile Connected Support Offices/Demo Centres • Mobile Community Hotspot Zones

  50. Connected Mobile Communities in the Northern Periphery • Mobile Public Services • Integrated Transport Info System • "Connected Community" Tourism and Culture Services • Partnership • Lead Partner: ERNACT, Ireland • Partner 2: Donegal County Council, Ireland • Partner 3: Derry City Council, Northern Ireland • Partner 4: Fomento de San Sebastián, S.A., Spain • Partner 5: Regional Council of North Karelia, Finland • Partner 6: Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland, Sweden • Contact details • Project manager: Rocio Rubio Centeno • Telephone: +353 45 889 361 • E-mail: rocio.rubio@ernact.net