The Northern Dimension Institute (NDI) led by the Aalto University coordinates the EC DG NEAR co-financed - Development of think tank functions of the Northern Dimension Institute – the NDI Think Tank Action (funding 2019-2021). The partners of the NDI Think Tank Action are IIASA, University of Oulu, St Petersburg State University of Economy, Northern Arctic Federal University and Aalto University (coordinator).
The NDI Think Tank Action is designed to enhance genuine regional cooperation in the Northern Dimension area through science diplomacy, capacity building and people-to-people contacts. Action partnership includes universities and research organizations with references in high-quality expertise and research projects related to environment, climate change impact in the Arctic, emerging transport and logistics routes between Europe and Asia, energy efficiency, health and wellbeing and culture in the ND area. Research teams in close dialogue and co-creation with decision-makers will produce policy briefs, analysis and reports on the pressing challenges and their potential solutions. NDI will provide a neutral platform for research collaboration, co-creation workshops and the annual ND Future Forums which enables open discussions, people-to-people contacts and dissemination of the research-based solutions with ND decision-makers for the future challenges in the ND area.
Postdoc researcher Anastasia Emelyanova and VP Research UArctic Arja Rautio are participating in the project.
Last updated: 10.2.2020