News

EU funded NDI Think Tank Action launched at Aalto University

The NDI Think Tank Action was launched in a kick-off meeting at Aalto University on 27 February 2019. This 3-year Action, funded by the EU, serves the information needs of the four Northern Dimension partnerships between the EU, Norway, Iceland and Russia. The themes for these partnerships are environment, cultural cooperation, transport and logistics, and health and social wellbeing. The Action is carried out by Northern Dimension Institute (NDI) which is an international network of universities and research institutes. The NDI is coordinated by Aalto University/Center for Markets in Transition as a lead coordinator.
All the NDI Think Tank kickoff participants at Aalto University
Kickoff participants (from left to right) Anni Reissel, Minna Hanhijärvi, Päivi Karhunen, Arja Rautio, Marina Kalinina, Riitta Kosonen, Lassi Heininen, Ludmila Siluanova, Sofia Rekord, Svetlana Popkova, Dmitry Vasilenko and Hanna-Elina Koivisto

In the Action, five Finnish, Russian and Austrian universities and research institutes produce research knowledge on diverse societal challenges of the North. The research topics identified together with the NDI partnerships are how to combat climate change and curb black carbon emissions, how to benefit from creative industries in solving societal challenges, how to facilitate healthy aging, and how to ensure the sustainability of emerging trade routes between Europe and Asia.

The NDI Think Thank Action’s lead partner is CEMAT research center. The project partners are Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU), St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and University of Oulu.

The Action creates a culture of resource-informed policy making in the Northern Dimension area, promoting producers and end-users of research to co-create common understanding. This is achieved by active dialogue throughout the research project, which improves the accuracy of research topics and empirical material, and tailors the publication formats and dissemination platforms to be most applicable to the end users.

During 2019, the Action will produce several policy briefs and research reports for the use of ND environmental, culture, health, and transport and logistics partnerships. On the occasion of Finland's EU Presidency the year will culminate in the ND Future Forum in November. The Forum will be organized by the Action at Aalto University back to back with the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ high-level conference on Northern Dimension. The Forum will serve as a platform to collect young people’s visions on the Northern Dimension, and to channel them to the EU decision-makers.

The Northern Dimension is a joint policy between EU, Russia, Norway and Iceland. More information about the Northern Dimension on the European External Action Service (EEAS) website (link).

The Northern Dimension Institute (NDI), established in 2009, is a university network open to all interested higher-level educational institutions and research institutes. More information about the NDI can be found here (link).

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Related news

2021 InnoEnergy call
Cooperation Published:

OPEN CALL: Investment round: up to 2M€ for innovative sustainable energy projects / deadline 15.3.2021

Deadline: 15.3.2021
KIC involved: InnoEnergy
Scope: project must fit one of the 8 call categories (see below)
Funding: up to 2M€ / project including up to 1M€ for applied research
See all criteria listed below
For more info, contact Aalto EIT project manager Petri Allekotte [email protected]
FITechin opintoja voi ottaa maksutta kahdeksasta yliopistosta, yhden luukun periaatteella
Cooperation Published:

First cross-institutional studies cooperation initiated within the FITech network

Aalto University School of Engineering and the Faculty of Technology of the University of Turku have signed a cooperation agreement that enables cross-institutional study of minor subjects.
Kemira bootcamp 2020
Cooperation Published:

New starts at the Kemira Boot Camp

Kemira together with the School of Chemical Engineering organized a Boot Camp for the students of Aalto University.
Two women sitting by a computer looking at a video chat
Cooperation Published:

Aalto Students and employer organizations met virtually at Aalto Talent Expo Online

Aalto Talent Expo Online was organized between 12th - 14th of January 2021. Thousands of online visit occured during webinars and video meetings.