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Participants started to implement the projects which they                      have developed during one year. The first i...
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Results               The Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region is the                      first compilation prov...
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2. Consulting companies and businesses: Ea Energy                                   Analysis (Copenhagen), Project ZERO (S...
- Support to regional and municipal authorities in the                      development and monitoring Energy efficiency  ...
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Nordic material of turnip, timothy, rye and oilseed and             turnip rape require growing at least over two years to...
Project information has been available on NordGen‟s                      webpage (www.nordgen.org). A project folder is pl...
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  1. 1. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011 Northern Dimension Information System 2010ECONOMIC COOPERATION........................................................................................................................................ 2 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 2ENVIRONMENT, NUCLEAR SAFETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES........................................................................................... 13 EUROPEAN COMMISSION .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 16CIVIL PROTECTION ........................................................................................................................................................................ 56 SWEDEN……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 58RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURE .......................................................................................................................... 71 EUROPEAN COMMISSION……..…………..…………………………………………………………………….. 71 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 73SOCIAL WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH ............................................................................................................................... 108 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)……………………………………………………………………..108JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS…………………………………………………………………………………. 138 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)……………………………………………………………………..138FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE.................................................................................................................................................. 147 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)……………………………………………………………………..147 1
  2. 2. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Economic Cooperation6 projectsNordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 808158704561008211Title of the project Capacity building of local administrations through cooperation between Nordic and Russian regions and municipalitiesND geographical priority area KaliningradPriority sector Economic CooperationCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden39.ru Booklet publishes by the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Natalia Khalyuk, Project coordinator from NCM in Kaliningrad nh@norden39.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russia/Kaliningrad region: 1. Government of thein the project Kaliningrad region (Ministry of infrastructure development, Ministry of industry, Ministry of economy, Agency for economic cooperation and foreign relations, Ministry on municipal development) 2. Municipal authorities of Kaliningrad, Gusev, Gurievsk, Neman, Svetly, Pionersky, Mamonovo, Zelenogradsk, Slavsk and Yantarny. 3. Kaliningrad Trade and Industry Chamber 4. Fund for entrepreneurship development 5. I.Kant Baltic Federal University 6. Kaliningrad State Technical University 7. Academy of National Economy at the RF Government (Kaliningrad branch) 8. Kaliningrad Business College 9. Centres for SMEs support in Mamonovo and Zelenogradsk 10. ECAT-Kaliningrad 11. Media Group “Kaskad” Denmark: 1. Municipal authorities of Odense, Aalborg, Sonderborg, Varde, Middelfart, Copenhagen, Kalundborg, Kolding, Vejle, Varde and Lolland. 2. Consulting companies and businesses: Ea Energy Analysis (Copenhagen), Project ZERO (Sonderborg), AstraConsult, COWI, Danfoss, Business Kolding, Baltic Sea Solutions, Cluster Biofuels Denmark, Envotherm, NIRAS etc. 3. EU South Denmark Office, Northern Denmark Office in EU 4. Technical College of Aalborg, Business College SYD (Sonderborg) 5. House of Innovation, Kolding; Odense Science Park, Danfoss Universe, Vejle Business Incubator, Business Park Lolland Sweden: 1. Administration of Blekinge Region, Municipal authorities of Kalmar, Karlshamn, Malmo, Enkoping, Karlskrone, Ronneby, Halmstad, Vaxjo 2. Companies: ENA Energi, Sustainable Sweden Southeast AB, 3. Blekinge Business Incubator, Expansiva Vexjo, Incubator of Vaxjo, 2
  3. 3. Malmo Innovation Centre, Malmo Business Development Agency, Sustainable Business Hub 4. Linnaeus University, Malmo University Norway: 1. Municipal authorities of Stavanger, Oslo, Mandal, Trondheim 2. Companies: Siemens (Oslo), ECON, ITFORNEBU, Nordic Energy Research, SuportnetAgro, Greenfuel, Greater Stavanger, Forus Energi, SIVA, ERC, AKVA Group, SMI energy& Miljo AS 3. Norwegian- Russian Chamber of Commerce 4. Nordic Innovation Centre (Oslo), VALONIA, Bioenergy Centre (Brandbu) 5. Norwegian University of Life Sciences Finland: 1. Municipal authorities of Turku 2. Turku University, Centre for Extension studies 3. Association of Finnish municipalitiesImplementing body/ies Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in KaliningradContact details Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Natalia Khalyuk, Project coordinator/ Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad nh@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The project started on 15 April 2009 with setting up a network of Nordic and Kaliningrad municipalities. Municipalities of the Kaliningrad region were selected based on their previous experience in international cooperation and willingness to participate in the project. Nordic municipalities joined the network based on their twinning relations with some of Kaliningrad municipalities. The project is implemented in a close coordination with the project “Energy cooperation in the North-West of Russia” funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The project started on 15 April 2009 with setting up a network of Nordic and Kaliningrad municipalities. The project is aimed at sustainable development of municipalities based on experiences and best practices of the Nordic countries. Main focus areas of the project are: - Environmental, energy and climate planning on the municipal level, - SMEs support and - New role of municipal libraries in society. Main project activities are study visits of civil servants and municipal staff, representatives of companies, universities and business organisations to Nordic countries, workshops, seminars and training sessions in Kaliningrad, summer camp for young entrepreneurs in the Kaliningrad region. As the result of the project implementation a network of about 40 Russian and Nordic municipalities has been established. The project activities facilitated the elaboration of Energy efficiency programmes at ten partner municipalities of the Kaliningrad region. The coverage of the project events is provided in the mass media of the Kaliningrad region (newspaper articles, TV programmes and participation of journalists in the key project activities). 3
  4. 4. Objectives Overall objective: To enhance the administrative capacity of public administrations in the Kaliningrad region by exchange of knowledge, competences and best practices in municipal management issues for the purpose of sustainable socio-economic development of municipalities in the Kaliningrad region of Russia.Results • Improved knowledge and competences of local administrations in the Kaliningrad region on sustainable development including municipal support to SMEs and entrepreneurship development, energy, environmental and climate planning and new role of municipal libraries. • Enhanced network and cooperation of Nordic and Russian municipalities, companies, NGOs and educational institutions • Improved business contacts and support to young entrepreneursTime frame Start: 2009 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 335261 EURLead contribution NCM: 227978 EUROther contribution All Russian and Nordic partner municipalities and organisations participated in the project contributed by the following: - Per diems of and other input from project team and participants during the project implementation, events and activities; - Premises and equipment used for a number of workshops and training session in Kaliningrad; - Local transport Totally this contribution is calculated as appr. 30% of the project budget. 4
  5. 5. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 296701813431606711Title of the project Enhancing regional and local governments in the North- West RussiaND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information eh@norden.ru http://www.norden.ru http://www.norden.ru/NewsList.aspx?id=108&lang=enLeading Country/Organisation Russia Government in Arkhangelsk region, Ministry of Regional and Local developmentCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Norway, Sweden, Finland North-West Russia,in the project Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Vologda regions, Saint PetersburgImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in ArkhangelskContact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of NCM Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The project started in December 2009 in Arkhangelsk with the kick-off conference for approximately 80 participants. The project included training sessions in Arkhangelsk, exchange of experience between municipalities and associations of municipalities in Sweden, Finland, Norway, through visits to Finland and Norway, pilot projects development, to ensure sustainability and long-term partnerships. In February 2010 a training session for 45 participants focused at improving local government services through information technologies based on the Nordic experience. Two traineeship visits to Finland and Norway have been implemented in spring-summer 2010. Participants were involved into studying of local governance system, introduction of public services in electronic format, improvement of quality in public services in Nordic countries. The project attracted much interest, total amount of project participants is about 500, representing governments in North-West Russia, Vologda, Saint- Petersburg, as well as Plenipotentiary office in NW Russia, Moscow, national government. The arrangements finalizing the first year of cooperation opened with the seminar on “Good governance”, aiming at how to coordinate good working practices and methods within local and territorial governance structures to promote both “good governance” as well as economic and functional efficiency. Other arrangements, namely the conference, summing up the results of the project, and round table with participation of regional and local authorities in Arkhangelsk region, Finland, Norway and Sweden took place on 24-25 November in Arkhangelsk. 5
  6. 6. Participants started to implement the projects which they have developed during one year. The first individual project has been presented in Koriazhma (Arkhangelsk region). Network for cooperation has been established, enhancement process started, regional and local governments international competitiveness strengthened. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of regional development in Arkhangelsk region with involvement of KS in Finland and Norway.Objectives The project aims to increase the administrative capacity in the NW Russia within Archangelsk and other regions, by giving assistance in civil and municipal management for the purpose of sustainable development in the NW Russia. The project aims to study innovation and competition, social sustainability, power relationships and democracy using models from Nordic civil and municipal systems on how the key elements for promoting good governance could be transferred into the Russian practice.Results - the overall development and reform of regional and local public administrations in the involved regions in the North West Russia will be enhanced; - experiences and knowledge of the involved Nordic municipalities in public administration management, governance, planning, policy and decision-making procedures, public services and private partnerships in specific sectors will be introduced and utilized by the Russian partners in their development plans and follow-up; - capacities of regional and local policy makers, civil servants and experts of the involved Russian public administrations in design, management and evaluation of public administrative systems in specific sectors is enhanced and they are utilized their development plans; - contacts and networks are established between Nordic and Russian organizations and new initiatives for follow-up activities are identifiedTime frame 2009-2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 175.414Lead contribution 45 191Other contribution Nordic Partners 16.091 6
  7. 7. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 773271839520906711Title of the project Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactionsND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areasOther area MoscowPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers inin the project St. Petersburg, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Murmansk Region, Government of Karelia Republic, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, The Northern Chamber of Commerce, business organisations from Russia, Norway, Finland, SwedenImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg , Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign AffairsContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project A one day seminar “Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactions” aimed at helping to enhance the capacity of companies working in the Murmansk region to do business without paying bribes thereby enhancing their competitiveness. Murmansk, Russia. 8th December 2010 Participants: 65 representatives of authorities, business, civic society of NW Russia and Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark. The mattes of involvement of the third sector in anticorruption measures‟ development, monitoring and implementation and challenges in implementing an effective anti-corruption policy as well as suggestions on cooperation 2011-2012 have been discussed.Results The project “Increasing efficiency of anticorruption measures in NW Russia using Nordic experience” with partners from NW Russia, Sweden, Finland, and Norway has been developed. It‟s launching January 2010 with duration up to 20 months.Time frame Start: November 2010 End: January 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 23.292Other contribution NCM 9.172 EUR 7
  8. 8. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 461525258161506811Title of the project Exchange programme for NGO:s and young leaders (2)ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradOther area Novgorod and Vologda regions, Komi Republic and Nenets A.O.Priority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=161&lang=en Websites of NGOs Brochures Publications in newspapers PowerPoint Presentations The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7- 812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg There are 26 projects which were supported in 2010 within the Nordic-Russian NGO Programme, each of them has a different leading organisationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ålandin the project Islands, GreenlandImplementing body/ies Administrator of the NGO Exchange programme – NCM Information office in St.Petersburg Russian NGOs – grant-receivers – are responsible for implementing their specific projects in frames of the programme.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): The exchange programme is a sub-programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Knowledge Building and Networking programme in North West Russia. The exchange programme opens up a possibility for socially active Russian voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to intensify cooperation with Nordic partners. The cooperation project in frames of the NGO Exchange Programme includes a study visit to partner NGOs from at least two Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland) with an aim to exchange experience and develop a network of contacts, and a final event on distributing the new knowledge and the results of the project. It is expected that the developed partnership with Nordic NGOs has a continuation even after the project realization proving its sustainability. 8
  9. 9. Objectives • Objectives (optional): • Establishing and developing networks between partner organizations in the Nordic countries and North West Russia; • Promoting exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills in socially active NGOs activities; • Spreading information about the democratic process and values of Northern European countries, society and culture. The overall aim is to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between Northwest Russian and Nordic partner organizations.Results The programme is supported by the NCM with a view to broaden and intensify co-operation between public organizations, to strengthen the civic community in the region and to support the ongoing democracy development processes.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 500.976Lead contribution 98.702Other contribution NCM 402.274 9
  10. 10. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 018843311581008411Title of the project Barents Indigenous EntrepreneurshipND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation International Barents SecretariatCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NSR –Norwegian Saami Association, Saami Council,in the project OOSMO – Saami Association of Murmansk Region, (Pending: SSR –Saami Association of Sweden)Contact details Lars Miguel Utsi, Indigenous Peoples‟ Adviser International Barents Secretariat Phone: +47 78 97 08 73 Mob: +47 47 24 29 81 Email: lars.miguel.utsi@beac.stBrief description of the project The Indigenous Entrepreneurship project is supposed to establish a foundation for development of businesses within the indigenous societies in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. The main goal is to develop indigenous peoples‟ businesses based on their own premises and traditions, and to establish networks between indigenous businesses in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and also in other countries. The project will involve 60-80 participants from the Nenets, Saami, Veps societies in the region. The main project activities will include workshops, courses in production, marketing, networking, business management etc.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 874519 EURLead contribution Interreg IVA Nord: 210049 EUR 10
  11. 11. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 326207354131106711Title of the project NotaBENe (Preparatory actions)ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden.ru and the Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) in St. PetersburgLeading Country/Organisation NCM, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Petrozavodsk State University, Russia North-Westin the project Academy of Public Administration, Russia Saint- Petersburg State University, Russia Murmansk State Technical University, Russia Immanuel Kant State University of Russia, Kaliningrad, Russia Pskov Volny Institute, Russia Association “Council of municipalities of the Republic of Karelia” Municipal training center, Kaunas, Lithuania Peipsi TBC, Tartu, Estonia Finnish- Russian Cross border university, Finland University of Tromsø, Norway Copenhagen business school, DenmarkImplementing body/ies NCM, Information office in St. PetersburgContact details Pavel Petrov Head of Contact Centre Adviser Phone/Fax +7 8142 783534 Mobile +7 921 9042376 pp@norden.ru Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in St.Petersburg Contact Centre in Petrozavodsk Address: Anokhina 20 office 410 185002 Petrozavodsk RussiaBrief description of the project In years 2003-2008 two big projects (BEN and BEN- East) were implemented, which united authorities, NGOs, business organizations, and organizations with cross-border co-operation working in the Baltic Sea Region and interested in transnational co-operation with other Baltic States to one Baltic Euroregional Network. The project revealed one of the biggest problems of the countries, willing for cross-border co-operation: lack of qualified personnel working in the field of international and cross-border co-operation on the level of municipal and regional authorities. This fact can be seen as a reason for deficient development of cross-border co- operation and infrastructure both in North-West Russia and in EU-countries adjoining to borders of the Baltic Sea. Lack of trained personnel among local and regional administrations in border areas results in deficient development of cross-border co-operation between business structures, NGOs, international organizations, as they face all kind of restrictions in their activities from the side of authorities. Thus the idea of the project is to increase competence of civil servants in the field of cross-border cooperation by the means of: 1. Elaboration of trainings on cross-border cooperation for representatives of local authorities 2. Study tours to partner countries 3. Establishment of Centers of Expertise on the basis of the participating HEIs with the following main functions: 4. Publication of manual on cross-border cooperation. 11
  12. 12. Objectives Creation of the project network of the universities and municipalities focused on cross-border cooperation, definition and specification of the project strategy. Overall goal Institutional capacity building in the field of cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region based on Triple Helix concept (government, business, education)Results The preparatory action is integrated the project partners into network for preparation and applying the project in spring, 2010 to the following institutions: NCM KBNP programme for NW Russia; EU Central Baltic programme, NCM NordPlus programme. If the project will be applying to the EU programmes, NCM could co- finance the Russian and Belorussian parts of the project with co-financing from their side. The representatives of local and regional administrations is elaborated and integrated into the curricula of the participating universities.Time frame Nov 2009 - Oct 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 39.390Lead contribution NCM: 29.939 EUROther contribution 9.450 EUR 12
  13. 13. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Environment, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources28 projectsEUROPEAN COMMISSIONIPM Ref Number 958416117181108211Title of the project Arctic Footprint and Policy AssessmentND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI European Commissionpresenting the projectMore information http://arctic-footprint.eu/Leading Country/Organisation European Commission DG EnvironmentCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Project carried out in consultation with wide range ofin the project Arctic stakeholders.Implementing body/ies European Commission DEVCO - ENRTP project Contractor: Ecologic InstituteContact details Jaime.Reynolds@ec.europa.euBrief description of the project The EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment Project (EU Arctic Footprint) is a first attempt at calculating Europe‟s contribution to the impact on the Arctic environment and inhabitants. At the same time, the project also examines the effectiveness of EU policies in mitigating Arctic impacts. Both of these assessments will be considered in relation to possible future scenarios.Objectives - Assessing the EU‟s current footprint on the Arctic environment and evaluating how it could change over time (up to 2030). - Analysing the effectiveness of the EU‟s current environmental (and related) policies, and how this relates to the current and future footprint scenarios (up to 2030). - Developing options to improve the effectiveness of the EU‟s environmental (and related) policies in addressing the EU‟s current and potential future footprint (up to 2030). - Contributing to the implementation of the EU‟s strategic initiatives and the policy objectives outlined in the Arctic Communication. - Promoting the EU‟s interest in international co-operation in the Arctic region by disseminating study results to a broad group of stakeholders and key experts.Results Improved effectiveness of EU environmental policies with respect to the Arctic region, especially as relates to the implementation of existing policies and a new Arctic Policy for the EU.Time frame December 2009-November 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 250,000Lead contribution 250,000 13
  14. 14. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 579987316591435610Title of the project Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar RegionND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, NuclearBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI European Commissionpresenting the projectMore information http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/library/maps/Circumpolar/i ndex.html Luca Montanarella European Commission - DG JRC Via E. Fermi, 2749 I-21027 Ispra (VA) ITALY Tel.: +39-0332-785349 Fax: +39-0332-786394 Mobile: +39-3406942126 E-mail: luca.montanarella@jrc.ec.europa.eu http://eusoils.jrc.it/index.html http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Leading Country/Organisation European Commission - DG JRCCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part The Editorial Board of the Atlas comprised: Arwynin the project Jones, Soil Action, JRC (Lead Editor) Luca Montanarella, Soil Action Leader, JRC Vladimir Stolbovoy, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences (ex-JRC VS) Prof. Gabriele Broll, University of Osnabruck (D) Charles Tarnocai, Agriculture and Agri- Food Canada Otto Spaargaren, ISRIC – World Soils Data (NL) Prof. Chien-Lu Ping, University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA)Implementing body/ies European CommissionContact details luca.montanarella@jrc.itBrief description of the project The 144-page atlas is the result of a three-year collaborative project with partners from northern EU countries, as well as Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the USA and Russia, and gives a detailed overview of circumpolar soil resources, which are also relevant to agriculture, forest management, water management, land use planning, infrastructure, housing and energy transport networks. In a clear style, the atlas describes the origin and major characteristics of the different soil types that can be found in this environment.Objectives Organic carbon in soils is the biggest terrestrial carbon pool and presents an important factor in future climate change projections. Permanently frozen grounds in the northern polar region, together with extensive peatlands, ensure that those soils are a significant carbon sink. These important carbon stores need special attention because the boreal and arctic regions that house them are expected to warm more rapidly than the rest of the world. Similarly to what happens when you pull the electricity plug of a freezer, decomposition of organic matter starts with increased temperatures and leads, in the case of soil, to emissions of CO2 and methane. This new atlas is a comprehensive source of data, which will allow scientists and policymakers to understand whether there is a back coupling effect on global warming and underpin the development of policies to protect the arctic carbon sinks and thus our climate. 14
  15. 15. Results The Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region is the first compilation providing all the available information on this carbon pool as well as other important data on northern soils. The Atlas will therefore provide a valuable scientific input to climate change and sustainable development models. Máire Geoghegan- Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: "This atlas is a unique source of information for researchers, policy makers, teachers and the general public on the characteristics of northern soil and raises awareness of its environmental importance and global significance. It shows the possible impacts of climate change on permafrost- affected soils and explains the critical role that they play in the global climate and carbon cycles."Time frame 1/2008-5/2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 euros 15
  16. 16. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 461525258161506811Title of the project Exchange programme for NGO:s and young leadersND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradOther area Novgorod and Vologda regions, Komi Republic and Nenets A.O.Priority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=161&lang=en Websites of NGOs Brochures Publications in newspapers PowerPoint Presentations The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7- 812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg There are 26 projects which were supported in 2010 within the Nordic-Russian NGO Programme, each of them has a different leading organisationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ålandin the project Islands, GreenlandImplementing body/ies Administrator of the NGO Exchange programme – NCM Information office in St.Petersburg Russian NGOs – grant-receivers – are responsible for implementing their specific projects in frames of the programme.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): The exchange programme is a sub-programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Knowledge Building and Networking programme in North West Russia. The exchange programme opens up a possibility for socially active Russian voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to intensify cooperation with Nordic partners. The cooperation project in frames of the NGO Exchange Programme includes a study visit to partner NGOs from at least two Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland) with an aim to exchange experience and develop a network of contacts, and a final event on distributing the new knowledge and the results of the project. It is expected that the developed partnership with Nordic NGOs has a continuation even after the project realization proving its sustainability. 16
  17. 17. Objectives • Objectives (optional): • Establishing and developing networks between partner organizations in the Nordic countries and North West Russia; • Promoting exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills in socially active NGOs activities; • Spreading information about the democratic process and values of Northern European countries, society and culture. The overall aim is to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between Northwest Russian and Nordic partner organizations.Results The programme is supported by the NCM with a view to broaden and intensify co-operation between public organizations, to strengthen the civic community in the region and to support the ongoing democracy development processes.Time frame OngoingCurrent status 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal cost in euros 500.976Total 98.702Lead contribution NCM 402.274 17
  18. 18. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 854857932381008411Title of the project Energy cooperation in North-West Russia – Phase III / Energisamarbejde med NordvestruslandND geographical priority area Kaliningrad;Other area North West RussiaPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation NCM Info Office in KaliningradCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part At least one partner from North-West Russia and atin the project least one partner from two Nordic countries.Contact details Natalya Yakovchuk +7 4012 72-81-72 nk@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The purpose of the project is to expand and further develop dialogue and cooperation about energy between relevant participants in the Nordic countries and North West Russia, with the purpose of contributing to energy efficiency and development of renewable energy ressources in NW Russia.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 728140 EUR 18
  19. 19. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 718803204091008411Title of the project Emerging innovation in Northern Europe ProgrammeND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionOther area North West RussiaPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation NordRegioCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NCMin the projectContact details Ole Damsgaard ole.damsgaard@nordregio.se, +46 (0)70 233 66 65Brief description of the project The main aim of the program is to facilitate and promote closer co-operation and exchange of ideas and experiences in the sphere of innovation, between the carefully selected participants from relevant institutions in Northwest-Russia and the Nordic countries with the overall objective of stimulating new cross-regional investments, pro-jects and ventures of such a nature that it ensures mutual benefit and increased opportunities for the Northwest-Russian partners as well as their Nordic counterparts.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 187466 EURLead contribution NCM: 132353 EUROther contribution Financing participants: 55113 EUR 19
  20. 20. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 586446612371308211Title of the project Energy Cooperation with Northwest RussiaND geographical priority area KaliningradPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.norden39.ru/en/projects/energy-cooperation/Leading Country/Organisation NCM office in KaliningradCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part At least one partner from North-West Russia and atin the project least one partner from two Nordic countries.Implementing body/ies The Nordic Council of Ministers Information offices in St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in Kaliningrad . Olga Kovaleva Project Coordinator ok@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The project aims to build knowledge, exchange experiences and initiate new networks and cooperation activities between local authorities and other relevant stakeholders the Nordic countries and North-West Russia within the area of energy efficiency, renewable energy resources and regional planning. The main activities are study trips, seminars and other networking activities designed to increase knowledge on energy- related issues and regional planning. The cooperation focuses among other issues on energy supply in remote areas, energy saving in operation, maintenance and renovation of district heating networks, development of wind energy and bio energy as renewable sources of energy. One of the core objectives of the cooperation between the Nordic countries and NW-Russia is to ensure a high level of competence on modern energy planning including renewable energy sources and the use of energy efficient solutions as well as to strengthen the Nordic-Russian dialogue and networks to support transparency and safety within the energy sectors in the Baltic Sea Region.Objectives The project aims to increase knowledge and boost the development of strategies on energy efficiency in local and regional administrations in Northwest Russia, with the overall objective to ensure sustainable and efficient use of energy resources in North-West Russia for the benefit of the region.Results The project is expected to boost regional planning and increase the knowledge to ensure sustainable development strategies and regional and local action plans on energy efficiency in the North-West Russian regions.Time frame Start: 2007 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosLead contribution NCM: 134105 EUROther contribution The project participants in each activity contribute at least 30% co-financing. 20
  21. 21. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 438592721111308211Title of the project BASREC Summer School (Baltic Energy Academy – BALREPA)ND geographical priority area KaliningradPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of MinistersCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Lithuanian Ministry of Energy BASRECin the projectContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in Kaliningrad. Arne Grove Director, Honorary Consul of Denmark in Kaliningrad agr@norden.orgBrief description of the project The plan is to arrange a Baltic Energy Academy each year rotating between the participating countries. The Project includes the Nordic countries, Russia and the Baltic States. The Energy Academy will take participants from municipal and regional governmental level as well as energy experts and other relevant stakeholders. The project shall strengthen the knowledge and competences on energy planning and collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region through exchange of knowledge and expertise, joint activities and concrete projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy.Objectives The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improved green economic growth, energy security, and reducing CO2 emissions in the Baltic Sea States through establishing efficient energy markets and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy.Results The project should create a common platform of knowledge and common understanding of the energy planning process for sustainable energy that can further energy collaboration in the BSR. One main case will be used to be replicated in other countries through exchange of expertise and elaboration of a manual on energy planning in the Baltic Sea Region. The pilot project covers to Academies (Kaliningrad and Vilnius).Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status Under preparationTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 444100 EURLead contribution NCM: 156334 EUROther contribution 156334 EUR (BASREC) 134005 EUR (national/partner co-financing) 21
  22. 22. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 837034406041108211Title of the project Energy cooperation in the North-West RussiaND geographical priority area Kaliningrad; Other (please specify)Other area Karelia, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Pskov, Leningrad regionsPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden39.ru Booklet published by the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad. Newsletter on energy efficiency published by Murmansk Energy Efficiency Center, within the project. Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Olga Kovaleva, Project coordinator from NCM in Kaliningrad ok@norden39.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Parners in Russia: Ministry of Energy of RF, Moscowin the project Centre for Efficient Use of Energy, RusHydro, InterRAO of United Energy System. Partners in regions of North West Russia: Murmansk: Government of Murmansk region, Murmansk Energy Efficiency Center, administrations of 3 municipalities, NGO Bellona- Murmansk. Archangelsk: Government of Archangelsk region, Non-state Archangelsk Energy Efficiency Center, State Institution “Regional centre for energy saving”. Karelia Government of Republic of Karelia, Karelia Energy Efficiency Center. St. Petersburg: Government of St. Petersburg, Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, NGO “Saint Petersburg Foundation for Support of Industry”, Noncommercial Partnership “City house owners association”, St. Petersburg Union of Entrepreneurs. Leningrad Oblast: Administration of Leningradskaya Oblast Pskov: Administration of Pskov Region Vologda: Administration of Vologda Oblast Nenets Autonomous Okrug: Administration of NAO Komi: State Centre for Energy Saving Novgorod: Administration of Novgorod Oblast Kaliningrad region: 1. Government of the Kaliningrad region (Ministry of infrastructure development, Agency for economic cooperation and foreign relations, Ministry on municipal development) 2. Municipal authorities of Kaliningrad, Gusev, Gurievsk, Neman, Svetly, Pionersky, Mamonovo, Zelenogradsk, Slavsk, Yantarny, Chernyakhovsk and Gvardeysk. 3. Kaliningrad State Technical University 4. Kaliningrad Regional Centre for Energy Efficiency 5. ECAT-Kaliningrad 6. Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry 7. Foreign Investors Association in the Kaliningrad Region 8. Media Group “Kaskad” Denmark: 1. Municipal authorities of Odense, Aalborg, Aarhus, Sonderborg, Varde, Middelfart, Copenhagen, Kalundborg, Kolding, Vejle, Varde and Lolland. 22
  23. 23. 2. Consulting companies and businesses: Ea Energy Analysis (Copenhagen), Project ZERO (Sonderborg), COWI, Baltic Sea Solutions, Cluster Biofuels Denmark, Envotherm, NIRAS etc. 3. EU South Denmark Office, Northern Denmark Office in EU 4. House of Innovation, Kolding; Sweden: 1. Administration of Blekinge Region, Municipal authorities of Kalmar, Karlshamn, Malmo, Enkoping, Karlskrone, Ronneby, Halmstad, Vaxjo 2. Companies: ENA Energi, Sustainable Sweden Southeast AB, 3. Malmo Innovation Centre, Sustainable Business Hub 4. Linnaeus University, Malmo University Norway: 1. Municipal authorities of Stavanger, Oslo, Mandal, Trondheim 2. Companies: Siemens (Oslo), ECON, ITFORNEBU, Nordic Energy Research, SuportnetAgro, Greenfuel, Greater Stavanger, Forus Energi, SIVA, ERC, AKVA Group, SMI energy& Miljo AS 3. Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce 4. Nordic Innovation Centre (Oslo), VALONIA, Bioenergy Centre (Brandbu) 5. Norwegian University of Life Sciences Finland: 1. Municipal authorities of Turku 2. Turku University 3. Association of Finnish municipalitiesImplementing body/ies Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in KaliningradContact details Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Olga Kovaleva, Project coordinator/ Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ok@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The cooperation started in 2008 within the framework of the Northern Dimension on Environment and as complementary cooperation with BASREC, BDF, UBC, NEFCO and BEAC (Working group on Energy) will continue and broaden till 2013. Knowledge and best practices received in Nordic countries on energy issues were shared and started to be implemented into practice in North-West Russia. The project is being implemented in a close coordination and cooperation with the Municipal project (“Capacity building of local administrations through cooperation between Nordic and Russian regions and municipalities”).Objectives • Contribute to the Nordic-Russian energy dialogue within the framework of the Northern Dimension. • Contribute to the development of a network of energy actors in North West Russia and Nordic countries • To build capacity of national, regional and local public administrations, Energy efficiency centres, NGOs, scientific and educational institutions in the NW Russia by knowledge building and networking through study visits to 5 Nordic countries and joint seminars, workshops and training sessions in the 11 NW Russia regions e.g. Karelia, Leningrad Oblast, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Pskov regions etc. in the following areas: - Energy saving, energy efficiency and energy management on the regional and municipal levels - Energy efficiency in all kinds of buildings - Strengthening of public awareness on energy saving 23
  24. 24. - Support to regional and municipal authorities in the development and monitoring Energy efficiency programmes - Climate planning on the municipal level - reduction of CO2 emissions in cities - Wider use of renewable energy (biofuel, heat pumps and low grade heat etc.)Results • Enhanced wide networks of Nordic and Russian energy key officials on all levels, partner organisations, business communities, NGOs, scientific and educational institutions. • Capacity building of key stakeholders by means of mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and best practices among Nordic and North-West Russia participants. • Enhanced sustainable network of specialists and relevant professional environment related to energy issues.Time frame Start: 2008 End: 2013Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 295030 EURLead contribution NCM: 227978 EUROther contribution All Russian and Nordic partner municipalities and organisations participated in the project contributed by the following: - Per diems and other contributions of project team and participants during the project implementation, events and activities; - Premises and equipment used for a number of workshops and training session in Kaliningrad; - Local transport Totally this contribution is calculated as appr. 30% of the project budget. 24
  25. 25. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 689990840101308011Title of the project Utilization of crop genetic resources of Nordic origin from Vavilov Institute in RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.nordgen.orgLeading Country/Organisation NordGen - The Nordic Genetic Resource Center (Sweden)Countries/Regions/Organisations taking part Vavilov Institute, St. Petersburg (Russia)in the projectContact details Svein Solberg svein.solberg@nordgen.orgBrief description of the project During the beginning of 2000s screening for accessions of Nordic crops in Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) genbank database and hand-written catalogues was carried out. There is a large number of accessions of Nordic crop material in VIR. The material present at VIR is collected in the beginning of the 20th century and represents historical Nordic material. The duplicate screening and repatriation of materials has been partly addressed only for barley and oats. For timothy only data base screening is made, but no evaluation and repatriation of material has been carried out yet. There are a number of other crops which still should be analyzed and where unique accessions could be included in NordGen collection. Turnips, oilseed crops and rye are among these. The screening of duplicates would ensure that only unique accessions will be included in the collections, avoiding unnecessary expenses of maintaining several copies of accession. The gained evaluation information on material will stimulate utilization of material of Nordic origin and contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture. The information and material is valuable for new Nordic Food development. These accessions also have potential value as source of genes for crop adaptation to climate changes. NordGen and VIR have established a platform for cooperation and change of knowledge and material. The project on ´Utilization of Crop genetic resources of Nordic Origin from Vavilov Institute in Russia‟ was initiated in 2009 with focus on the plant material with (1) identification of Nordic material in VIR collections, (2) characterization and evaluation of the material, and (3) regeneration and utilization of the material. The 1st phase of project covering activities in 2009 has been successfully carried out, i.e. the screening for accessions of Nordic crops rye, turnips, oilseed and turnip rapes in VIR gene bank database and handwritten catalogs was carried out and compared to data base of NordGen where unique accessions and potential duplicates were identified, multiplication of barley and oat accession was finalized during 2009, whereas rye, timothy, turnip and rape material field trials and regeneration plots have been set up during 2009. 25
  26. 26. Nordic material of turnip, timothy, rye and oilseed and turnip rape require growing at least over two years to be able to carry out characterization and regeneration work which makes it essential to receive funding for 2010 activities in order to fulfill the objectives of the project. The knowledge and information gained from the project is relevant for not only the Nordic countries, but whole Northern European region, including the Baltic countries, especially in light of climate change and the need to develop plant material adapted to shifting environment conditions including emerging diseases pressure.Objectives The project aims to promote Nordic and Russian cooperation in networking gene banks, universities, research institutes, breeders, and representatives from the food sector in order to improve conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources in the region. The aims of the project are: • To strengthen crop scientific network between Russian and Nordic countries • Identify original Nordic accessions and duplicates within NordGen and VIR collections on important crops for the Northern Europe • Characterize, and evaluate accessions of Nordic origin on relevant parameters • Regenerate unique material to VIR and NordGen including the Global Seed Vault safety storage at Svalbard • Facilitate utilization of the genetic material for breeding, food industry and food movements as the New Nordic FoodResults The screening for accessions of Nordic crops rye, turnips, oilseed and turnip rapes in VIR gene bank database and handwritten catalogs was carried out and compared to data base of NordGen. Unique accessions and potential duplicates were identified. The following numbers of accessions are regenerated and described: rye (100 accessions), timothy (71 accessions) , turnips (19 accessions), swedes (6 accessions) and oil seeds (18 spring sawn rape seeds + 42 winter rape seed and 8 winter turnip rape). In addition potentially duplicates of barely (200 accessions from VIR and 200 from NordGen) and oat (80 accessions from each gene bank) was characterized and regenerated. Material and information of is given to NordGen. Steps have been taken to further screening of Nordic wheat, bean, carrot, cabbage, flax, beet roots, onion and leek is started, and steps are taken to get this material in regeneration and evaluation – and for repatriation to NordGen. The winter wheat accessions were seeded at VIR in September 2010 for further characterization and regeneration in 2011. Plans are made to do the same with the other crops spring 2011. Several meetings and expert visits between NordGen staff members and colleagues/crop experts at Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) has been carried out during the project period, and with additional support form Knowledge building and Networking Programme at NMR. Two workshops, expert visits, a master thesis work, and active communication via email has been carried out. 26
  27. 27. Project information has been available on NordGen‟s webpage (www.nordgen.org). A project folder is planned for the next phase (2011) describing the projects, it potential and results.Time frame Start: 2009 End: 2010 (Phase 1)Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 90247 EURLead contribution 45191 EUROther contribution NCM: 45057 EUR 27
  28. 28. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 503844026421108011Title of the project Networking, exchange and evaluation of crop genetic resources of Nordic originND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.nordgen.orgLeading Country/Organisation NordGen - The Nordic Genetic Resource CenterCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Vavilov Institute, St. Petersburg (Russia)in the projectContact details Svein Solberg svein.solberg@nordgen.orgBrief description of the project The utilization of genetic resources in order to broaden genetic base and improve the adaptation ability of crops to the changing environment (emerging diseases, abiotic stress) are important for the sustainable development of agriculture and food security in the future. Since North West Russia, Baltic and Nordic countries are located in northern Europe, having same crops, similarities in day length conditions and temperatures, the possibility of collaboration in this field should be explored for benefit of whole region. The common efforts on Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) work will contribute not only to better understanding of the subject, but also enhance the collaboration in this field in the future. The initial phase of project has been started in spring 2009, where common workshops and meetings were carried out between Nordic, Baltic and Russian experts on PGR. In order to strengthen these PGR initiatives in the region, facilitate network building as well as stimulate the mobility of Nordic and Baltic experts working on plant genetic resources additional funding is required.Objectives The project aims to promote North European cooperation in networking gene banks, universities, research institutes, breeders, and representatives from the food sector in order to improve conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources in the region. The objectives are: • To strengthen crop scientific network between Russia and Nordic countries • To develop ideas and projects to promote diversification on PGR use in changing climate • Facilitate utilization of the genetic material for breeding, food industry and food movements as the New Nordic Food • Support work on identification of original Nordic accessions and duplicates within NordGen and VIR collections on important crops for the Northern EuropeResults Several meetings and expert visits between NordGen staff members and colleagues/crop experts at Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) has been carried out during the project period, and been held with additional support form Jord & Skov and Bærekraftig udvikling at NMR. Two workshops, expert visits, a master thesis work, and active communication via email have been carried out. Project information has been available 28

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