Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Regional development". 83 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Longlife 1 - Analysis and Comparison
Date:
Mar 2010
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Description:
Longlife 1 Report - Analysis and comparison – analyses differences and commonness’s and how a “housing project” functions. This initial comparative stage covers planning, building permit and tendering procedures, practices for developing and operating housing and construction technologies. The report reflects the currently most applicable features in Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. With this exercise Longlife has started to ensure that differences across the Baltic Sea Region will be minimised as regards environmentally-friendly constructions.
Project:
Title:
Guidelines for Innovative Use of EU Funds for Measures in the Housing Sector and Deprived Urban Areas
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The guideline provides a practical approach to available funding options on both national and EU level. Furthermore, financing options and schemes identified and implemented by the project partners are presented. The innovative use of ERDF is explained by different available options, e.g. special grant schemes and loan programmes based on revolving funds. The guidelines can be used by local, regional or national actors when drawing up financing schemes for energy efficient housing refurbishment and/or the revitalisation of deprived urban neighbourhoods.
Project:
Title:
Holistic Strategies for Energy Efficient Refurbishment of the Housing Stock and Renewal of the Related Energy Supply System
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The manual presents an overview of various suitable and realistic approaches to implement energy and climate friendly measures to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in the housing sector, embedded in the framework of an integrated energy efficiency concept for residential urban areas. It provides lessons learnt and recommendations aiming to give advice to practitioners on local level to choose appropriate solutions in the development of energy efficiency concepts, measures and supporting structures.
Project:
Title:
Policy Recommendations: Energy efficient urban areas and neighbourhoods – A contribution to liveable and competitive cities
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The paper presents five main recommendations, based on the experience of the Urb.Energy partners, to put municipalities in a good position to increase the energy efficiency of cities and their neighbourhoods and to develop an affordable and climate friendly energy supply in combination with the modernisation of city districts.
Project:
Title:
Integrated Urban Development Approach Targeting at Energy Efficient Residential Areas
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The output presents the results of the project related to the development of integrated urban development (IUD) approaches targeted at energy efficient residential areas. Strategic focus of the work is to enhance the application of the IUD approach being an important basis to upgrade and increase the energy performance of urban quarters in the BSR. The manual gives practical operational advice to local administrations on how to plan and implement such approaches successfully.
Project:
Title:
Longlife Legal Requirements
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
Longlife Legal Requirements reports on the legal sustainability requirements and building permission procedures. It is a comparison of the legal framework in Germany, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania on the implementation of the EU directive for energy efficiency.
Project:
Title:
Longlife 2 - Development of standards, criteria and specifications
Date:
Dec 2010
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Description:
Longlife 2 Report - Development of standards, criteria and specifications - informs about the developed common benchmarks in Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Russia to develop sustainable, energy efficient buildings. These are requirements for planner, designer, institutions, and construction companies. Longlife Report 2 reports on sustainable building, engineering and technology standards, administrative, legal and tendering procedures, economical and financial models, assessment of sustainability, life cycle and operating costs. The Longlife 2 Report is the follow up of Longlife 1 Report.
Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Toolkit
Date:
Nov 2011
Description:
The BalticClimate Toolkit supports the development of municipalities, regions and companies, and assists to increase their competitiveness in times of climate change. Policy makers, spatial planners and business people get enabled to deal with mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in a cooperative, integrated and sustainable way. The Toolkit compiles research results, newly developed methodology, exercises, good examples and video clips. The content is provided via a user-friendly website as stepwise approach and in 11 BSR languages plus English.
Project:
Title:
BaltMet Promo - Concrete steps towards joint regional marketing
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
This publication tells the story of BaltMet Promo: it introduces the project process,the partners, the pilot programmes and their outputs, as well as identifies the success factors and lessons learned during the two-year project. http://baltmetpromo.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/BaltMet_Promo_Story_Final_Publication.pdf
Project:
Title:
The quest for a Baltic Sea Region identity and brand – Recommendations
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
BaltMet Promo facilitated policy dialogue among key stakeholders in promotion and branding of BSR. National promotion agencies, regional and city governments, EU projects, pan-Baltic organizations, academia and business have taken part in the Policy Roundtables. Project has brought out the Region’s strengths as a destination for tourists, talents and investors. Policy Roundtable discussions have led to clear suggestions and an Action Plan for joint marketing work of the Baltic Sea Region http://baltmetpromo.net/blog/2012/01/08/the-policy-action-plan-for-the-marketing-of-the-baltic-sea-region/
Project:
Title:
Live like locals - brochure in English and Japanese
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
Publication of the brochure is related to tourism pilot competition for individual bloggers that was organized during summer 2011 in Japan to win a trip to Baltic Sea Region area and travel under “Live like locals theme”. Three bloggers were selected out of 32 applicants. Live like locals - brochure in English http://baltmetpromo.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Tourist_Broshure_Eng+LOW.pdf
Project:
Title:
Investor's Guide
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The BSR Investor’s Guide consists of two sections, the first introducing the 11 Baltic Metropolises and the second describing the strengths and strongholds of the Region from the point of view of international investments. Investment promotion agencies of BSR have agreed to update the Investor's Guide after the BaltMet Promo project has been closed. Updated version for years 2012-2013 is here: http://www.bdforum.org/cmsystem/wp-content/uploads/BalmetPromo_Lowres.pdf
Project:
Title:
Guidebook on film coproduction in the Baltic Sea Region published in English and Japanese
Date:
Dec 2011
Description:
As a part of the BaltMet Promo Talent Pilot, a guidebook on film coproduction in the Baltic Sea Region has been created. The purpose of the guidebook is to provide information about international coproduction possibilities of filmmaking in the Baltic Sea Region: the strengths of the area in filmmaking, the benefits and concrete examples of international coproduction and country specific information on film industry. The website is available at http://baltmetpromo.net/BSRfilmguide/.
Title:
Baltic Green Belt territorial concept & action plan
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
In the development concept for the Baltic Green Belt, the main activities of the project are summarised with respect to the main fields of activity (tourism, eutrophication, conservation, climate change and ICZM). This compilation shall serve as a source of inspiration for similar sustainability initiatives. In the last two chapters, the concept 1) concludes lessons learned and gives suggestions on how to transfer the project results to other regions, and 2) provides an action plan to further develop the Green Belt in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Guide “Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interac-tion”
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The guide "Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction" is promoting a more integrated approach to regional planning. It functions as an inspiration to anyone interested in striving for a more open, inclusive and interactive planning culture. It can be used in different ways; either as a guide to establishing city-regional co-operation and applying the quality of life approach to regional planning from scratch or it can be used to help improve existing practices by rendering co-operation structures more effective. This guide introduces a model of how to facilitate the integration of the decision making and planning processes across administrative borders and sectors. How to get started with the common planning processes; how to involve necessary actors and finally how to implement the plan successfully. The guide is based on the experiences and work done in the partner city-regions throughout the project. Paper versions in eight languages can be ordered from the lead partner.
Project:
Title:
Managing Quality of Life in the Context of Urban-Rural Interaction – Approaches from the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The report applies the concepts of quality of life and urban-rural interaction to regional development processes in the Baltic Sea Region. As thematic focus quality of life was operationalized through three key elements: residential preferences, mobility & accessibility and the provision of services. The report shows how these key elements were reflected and addressed within the geographic scope of seven city-regions. While tracing the project activities from challenges to pilot actions, the report provides an insight into the stakeholder involvement approaches including its evaluation. It synthetises, analyses and evaluates the success of all the Pilot Actions and the success of entire project. Finally the report puts forward potentials and challenges that occur when applying two complex concepts to regional development. The document is aimed at all stakeholders interested in of strategic or practical regional planning and regional development. The print version of this report can be ordered from Nordregio.
Title:
Report: Sustainable bioenergy production – defining principles and criteria
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The project partners commonly developed a set of principles and criteria for sustainable bioenergy production which can be used as a guidance for multiple stakeholders, e.g. for policy makers and planners when developing strategies for sustainable production of bioenergy or as an orientation to optimize their support schemes on voluntary basis.
Title:
Policy Guidelines: Implementing Bioenergy Targets and Strategies For Increased Sustainability − Conclusions and Recommendations from Bioenergy Promotion
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
These guidelines are based on the findings of the country policy assessments and other findings of the policy related work in Work Package 3. The purpose of the document is to summarize key lessons and recommendations from the policy related work in Bioenergy Promotion. It contains trans-national and country-specific recommendations how to implement bioenergy targets and corresponding strategies (including those contained in the National Renewable Energy Action Plans) in a sustainable way. The paper also provides a number of policy examples from the BSR and beyond. It has a special focus on solid and gaseous biomass for electricity, heating and cooling.
Title:
Policy guidelines: Promoting Sustainable Bioenergy Production and Consumption on a Sub-Regional Level- Good Practice Policy Showcases and Policy Lessons Learned
Date:
May 2011
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Description:
The document provides findings from the ten policy showcases on how bioenergy production and consumption can be promoted on a local level in a largely sustainable way. Special emphasis was given to the integration of sustainability criteria for bioenergy production into regional and municipal activities and recommendations for the planning and implementation of future bioenergy promotional policies and projects. The document addresses regional and local policy makers, policy advisory organizations, multipliers etc. and aims to provide inspiration and orientation regarding local policies and measures supporting sustainable bioenergy production and consumption.
Title:
Report: Comparative analysis of sustainability initiatives and certification systems
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The report compares the criteria covered by other initiatives and certification systems to those criteria developed in the frame of Bioenergy Promotion and draws conclusions.
Project:
Title:
Ecoregion Perspectives: Territorial Cohesion - Baltic Sea Region examples
Date:
Jan 2011
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Description:
The aim of this joint publication is to contribute to operationalization of the notion of territorial cohesion by examining different existing practices of its implementation so far in the BSR. But the ambition is also to encourage sectoral and territorial decision makers to think in spatial terms.
Project:
Title:
Final report of the The Baltic Sea Labour Network (BSLN)
Date:
Jun 2012
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Description:
With this final publication the 22 partners of BSLN present the work which has been carried out during the projects lifetime. The BSLN partners have been involved in activities on different levels, always aiming at strenthening the development of social dialogue in the single countries and in the region as whole. The political agenda, the statements of the Steering Committee, are summarised in the publication. The publication includes as well descriptions of all pilot projects and summaries of all studies carried out within the project.
Project:
Title:
Study: Labour markets in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The study gives a comparative overview of economic and labour market developments in the eight EU Baltic Sea States focussing on selected key indicators and policy developments in the years 2004 to 2010. It outlines extremes and provides examples of recent labout market policy reforms and of national strategies as well as exemplary measures to respond to the financial and economic crisis.
Project:
Title:
BASTIS - The Baltic Sea Heritage Tourism Information Service
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
BASTIS is an online tool providing tourism related market data on destinations, source markets and heritage tourists especially for tourism sector SMEs, other tourism institutions and heritage organisations. BASTIS follows the Wiki principle: users from heritage sites can install their own account to publish information and data about their own sites - to be visible especially for tour operators. An online benchmarking tool was also included. An absolutely new service is the availability of figures on BSR level.
Project:
Title:
The Six Baltic Sea Wonders contest
Date:
Nov 2012
Description:
After a pre-selection procedure 65 candidates of natural and cultural heritage from all countries around the Baltic Sea were included in a web based heritage panel showing structured information, pictures, maps and links. During 3 voting rounds to find out the Six Baltic Sea Wonders, nearly 15,000 voters from the entire BSR gave more than 45,000 votes. The six winners were awarded during the final project meeting: - White cliffs of Ruegen and Moen (DE, DK) - Curonian Spit (LT, RU) - Masurian Lake District (PL) - Tallin old town (EE) - Vilnius old town (LT) - Gdansk, town of memory & freedom (PL)
Project:
Title:
Common Identity Profile
Date:
Nov 2012
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Description:
So far, all studies came to the conclusion that there is no common identity in the Baltic Sea Region existing. Nevertheless, AGORA 2.0 project tried to find out "What do we have in common in the whole Baltic Sea region?" and what could be used as assets for a common marketing using a bottom-up approach. The results present what the BSR people recognise as having in common: - Hanseatic league and castles (culture); - Amber, forests and lakes, beaches and dunes (nature); - Education and environmental protection (society & economy.)
Project:
Title:
Series of brochures "Treasures of the Baltic Sea"
Date:
Nov 2013
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Description:
The series "Treasures of the Baltic Sea" consists of five issues, each of them related to one of the pilot project groups castles, red-brick gothic, forests, shifting sand dunes and stones. In a well structured way the brochures show the rich treasures all around the Baltic Sea and give an overview about the rich treasures of the region, as it was never seen before in such a composition. The aim is to attract tourists to the region and to be perceived by tour operators.
Project:
Title:
Geocaching - the modern way of treasure hunting (stones)
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
Geocaching is a modern concept of treasure hunting, using GPS devices to find caches which were hidden - in this case close to specific stones both as part of the natural or man-made landscapes, for example near to boulders or old mud-brick churches. The caches in Germany, Poland and Estonia are registered under the name AGORA 2.0 at a geocaching website. It is especially intended to attract more young people to natural and cultural heritage sites. The feedback by geocachers shows that the concept was successful.
Project:
Title:
baltfood Branding Concept
Date:
Jul 2011
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Description:
A branding concept for the brand baltfood has been developed which shows that the Baltic Sea region is an outstanding location for the food processing industry in the attempt to attract investment and qualified labour. Part one of the report contains the results of the analysis of the brand baltfood, the developed brand strategy including the new baltfood brand personality and proposals for the future brand activation. Part two is written in a separate document and introduces the main style guidelines of the possible future Corporate Design of baltfood and functions as a manual.
Project:
Title:
Scenario workshops for the development of climate change adaptation options
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
Scenario workshops as a participatory tool for the development of climate change adaptation options were organized in Kalundborg as a pilot study, and transferred to case studies in Hamburg, Klaipeda, Klaipeda District, Hanko and Helsinki. http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/kalundborg.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/eventWorkshopsHamburg.html http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/klaipedacity.html http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/klaipedadisctrict.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/eventHanko.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/baltcicanews_12.html
Project:
Title:
Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and MCDA for adaptation options
Date:
Nov 2011
Description:
The project tested the applicability of cost assessment methods and multi criteria decision analysis in Kalundborg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Riga and along the West-Estonian coast. Kalundborg: http://www.baltcica.org/documents/ManualCBA2a.pdf Riga: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Locmanis.pdf Helsinki: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Viinanen.pdf Klaipeda: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Stonevicius.pdf West Estonian coast: Results will be part of BaltCICA book. The project tested the applicability of cost assessment methods and multi criteria decision analysis in Kalundborg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Riga and along the West-Estonian coast. Kalundborg: http://www.baltcica.org/documents/ManualCBA2a.pdf Riga: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Locmanis.pdf Helsinki: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Viinanen.pdf Klaipeda: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Stonevicius.pdf West Estonian coast: Results are part of BaltCICA book.
Project:
Title:
BaltCICA Summer School
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
The BaltCICA Summer School took place 26.-30.10.2011 in Hamburg at the HafenCity University. During the event 56 participants (students, PhD candidates, practitioners and academic stuff of many disciplines) where trained in the scenario workshop methodology and their application for climate change adaptation as well as they developed visions and adaptation options for the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg. http://www.baltcica.org/meetings/summerschool.html
Title:
Integrated regional infrastructure planning
Date:
Mar 2013
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Description:
The paper includes comparison of different ways of distributing biogas taking into account economical and environmental factors. It also covers conversion of depots for biogas use as well as planning and construction of pipelines for biogas distribution. In addiiton, comparisons of different fuelling systems have been made. The comparison of the distribution network builds to a large extent on lessons learnt of partners. These studies have been used by cities in the process of implementing biogas systems in public transport.
Project:
Title:
The EfficienSea Maritime Trainee Programme
Date:
Jan 2011
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Description:
Public administrations and maritime universities have elaborated the programme model. It has been an iterative process between needs assessment, mapping the range of higher maritime education in the region and model design. The model has potential of later implementation and is intended to be exclusive and “out of the box” when it comes to content and design. It offers participating trainees a great start after the basic university degree, a fast career track with tailor made education at masters’ level and it provides international experience at an early stage. Download from efficiensea.org
Project:
Title:
Policy recommendations supporting ecovillages as a sustainable development drivers of rural areas in BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
6 issues (Energy, land use, planning & building regulation, Public funding & support, Alternative business & organizational models, Education, training & exchange, R&D focus on eco-living, alternative food production) as well as a number of potential reforms to tackle these areas have been identified in the recommendations. They are addressed to national MEPs, decision-makers at the EU institutions and other organizations on EU level in order to improve the development of ecovillages. Website: http://balticecovillages.eu/policy-recommendations-ecovillages-sustainable-rural-development.
Project:
Title:
Manual "Living in Harmony: Inspiring Stories From Ecovillages"
Date:
Nov 2013
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Description:
'The manual presents stories from European ecovillages that describe stages of ecovillage life cycle: the formation of a vision and establishment; settlement and the first years of living in a community; developmental changes in the community and their management; and the ecovillage becoming a centre of spreading knowledge. The book aims at introducing different ecovillage models and their governance, helping to understand problems faced by ecovillages and giving new founders a sense of perspective when designing their own ecovillage. In EN, SV, FI, LV, LT, PL languages: http://goo.gl/BI5GMC
Project:
Title:
"Ecovillage road" website
Date:
Feb 2013
Description:
Ecovillage road website is a virtual platform for ecovillages, consultants and related eco-initiatives to showcase and offer their knowledge, services and products to the general public in a variety of thematic groups. Registered objects are marked on a virtual map allowing tourists to travel by this road and visit ecovillages. The website aims at gathering valuable knowledge accumulated through the Ecovillage movement and making it accessible to a broader public. It is intended to facilitate learning for visitors, and income-generation for ecovillagers. www.ecovillageroad.eu
Project:
Title:
Ecovillage Sustainability Self-evaluation Test
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
ICT tool - Ecovillage sustainability self-evaluation test - serves as a tool for leaders of established or initiated ecovillages to: a) form a vision of the ecovillage; b) diagnose the real ecovillage situation; c) assess the gap between vision and reality; d) identify what aspects of the ecovillage governance should be improved. There are short and long versions of the test which measure ecovillage’s real and desirable situation on six main dimensions by using a 5 point scale. Available in 6 languages: http://balticecovillages.eu/ecovillage-sustainability-self-evaluation-test
Project:
Title:
Action plan for facilitated transnational employment processes of foreign labour in BSR countries
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The Action Plan on facilitating the employment of foreign labour focuses on necessary changes and adoptions in legal frames and regulations needed in four project partner countries (FI, DE, EE; LV) to implement a future ideal process scenario. The final plan contains the description of the ideal process, clear descriptions of the current processes, problems and challenges therein and finally, recommendations that preferably give insight to the way legislation needs to be amended in order to attain the state each country aims for.
Project:
Title:
Good Practice Use of ICT in Healthcare and its Potential Transferability
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
This report presents cases that focus on the treatment of elderly people suffering from chronic diseases. The cases either take a broad look at eHealth (LIS, IT Health, Supporting the daily life of ageing people at home by means of eHealth) or tackle the major chronic diseases diabetes (DIABETIVA, Health Optimum), cardiovascular diseases (TeleGuard, TEMPiS, Health Optimum, ELCP, and Video consultation for the treatment of chronic heart patients), or COPD (TELEKAT, The Patient Briefcase).
Project:
Title:
eHealth in education in the Baltic Sea Area
Date:
May 2011
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Description:
The aim of this baseline study is to explain the extent, level, and content of eHealth in the existing formal educational systems in Lithuania, Germany, Finland, Norway and Denmark in order to identify future educational needs within this area. The study has revealed a wide range of programmes and courses in the five countries which included eHealth elements. And, apart from Lithuania, all countries also report on programmes in pure eHealth. Moreover, there are in all countries relatively many programmes with a high emphasis on the technical and engineering part of eHealth. But especially in the education of health care professionals (physicians, nurses etc.) it was found that the integration of eHealth elements is often marginal or not existent.
Title:
The "Barometer of attractiveness"
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
Telemark Research Institute has analyzed key indicators in various countries and participating regions and municpalities in order to investigate and compare the place attractiveness in perpective of 3 dimensions of attractiveness. The output contains a number of reports and presentations given at conferences and workshops during the project period. The findings have triggered a discussion among decision makers and others about the drivers behind increased attractiveness and contributed to raised awareness and change of mental maps. A summing up called "Attractiveness for Settlement" can be downloaded.
Title:
A collection of new narratives and rural highlights
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
The first output created was the "Guidelines for storytelling and new narratives" which resulted in a variety of new narratives and marketing concepts. Some partners produced videos, books, leaflets, corporate logos,signs and events where the new narratives and profiles were communicated to a wider public. Through websites, TV programs, newspapers and the leaflet "Roadmap to rural highlights" the new approach to marketing and ambient branding of the various places have been communicated. Roadmap to rural highlights can be downloaded from our webpage.
Project:
Title:
Incentive payments for high quality Primary Health Care performance
Date:
Nov 2012
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Description:
Quality standards in Primary Health Care (PHC) service have a two-fold importance: for the continuing improvement in health outcomes for patients; and for achieving an increased efficiency and effectiveness in health systems from primary through to tertiary care. Capitation reflects quantity of provided services, while a Quality Bonus System open to family doctors on a voluntary basis, can promote quality improvements. The report describes how to achieve a PHC system largely funded on capitation allied to performance incentives, and the comprehensive task for PHC is analysed.
Project:
Title:
Multi professional teamwork to gain better community health
Date:
Nov 2012
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Description:
Multi professional teamwork to gain better community health. Developing the potential of high quality Primary Health Care (PHC). This report thoroughly describes how, through the development of true team-work it is possible to change the old, hierarchic “top-down” structure of PHC into a modern organization based on horizontal communication and good leadership - necessary for an effective development of quality of care.
Project:
Title:
Changing Brain drain to Brain Circulation
Date:
Nov 2012
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Description:
How to secure enough Primary Health Care (PHC) resources in the Baltic Sea Region. In this pilot project postgraduate training in PHC programs for physicians and nurses working outside the health care sector, wishing to return to their profession, has been offered. The economic impact of returning physicians is of transnational significance. Movement of medical manpower has its positive effects as well: bringing new knowledge, experience, new approaches and organisation of work into a country enriching local traditions.
Project:
Title:
Integrated transnational strategy paper to attract health professionals to remote primary care
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
The strategy paper outlines the most important issues to be considered when health professionals should be attracted to work in remote primary care. Information is delivered by the findings of the pilots carried out in tele-consultation and tele-mentoring during PrimCareIT project, reflecting also the results of the project ImPrim. Further, it integrates the outcomes from expert discussions and literature review which were carried out during PrimCareIT. The strategy paper provides input for awareness building and discussions with politicians and regional decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Final Report brochure
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
After three years of intensive work the partners of the project PrimCareIT summed up all crucial information in one handy brochure. It shows how the experts from the regions pursued their thesis, to counteract brain drain and professional isolation of health professionals in remote primary health care through tele-consultation and tele-mentoring to strengthen social conditions in remote Baltic Sea Regions.
Project:
PEA
Title:
Renewable Energy Guide
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The renewable energy guide consists of an Excel Tool collecting items to estimate the effects and added value of local energy investments and a users guideline. Both parts are available in english language. They can be found on the PEA Web- Site http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=96 and also in the Compendium Download Section.
Project:
PEA
Title:
Brochure on Energy Efficiency Measures on Local level
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The brochure is been dedicated to Energy Efficiency Measures on Local level and starts with some general remarks concerning the role of local authorities for climate protection. This brochure is also available in Latvian, Finish, Estonian, Lthuanian an German language. The Document can be downloaded from http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=99
Project:
PEA
Title:
Brochure: Renewable Energy Production and Energy Saving Measures
Date:
Oct 2012
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Description:
The brochure gives an overview on selected Renewable Energy Production and Energy Saving Measures. The Document exists in English laguage and can be dowenloaded from http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=80
Project:
PEA
Title:
Baltic Energy Compendium (chapter 1 to 2)
Date:
Apr 2015
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Description:
The Baltic Energy Compendium is directed to all possible adressees dealing with energy saving, energy production and supply at local or subregional level. The Compedium consists of 64 documents in 8 chapters: Introduction, PEA approach of energy planning, Regional application cases, Pilot investments,Feasibility Studies,Tool application, Strategic qualification and Transferability of Quality Criteria. For practical reasons it is provided as two zip files here (chapter 1-2 and chapter 3-7). The Compendium is also available in a special download section on the project Webseite: http://www.peaproject.eu/
Project:
PEA
Title:
Baltic Energy Compendium (chapter 3 to 7)
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The Baltic Energy Compendium is directed to all possible adressees dealing with energy saving, energy production and supply at local or subregional level. The Compedium consists of 64 documents in 8 chapters: Introduction, PEA approach of energy planning, Regional application cases, Pilot investments,Feasibility Studies,Tool application, Strategic qualification and Transferability of Quality Criteria. For practical reasons it is provided as two zip files here (chapter 1-2 and chapter 3-7). The Compendium is also available in a special download section on the project Webseite: http://www.peaproject.eu/
Project:
Title:
Baltic Fashion Findings
Date:
Oct 2013
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Description:
The Baltic Fashion Findings sum up the main results of the project. They provide an overview on the state of the fashion industry with regard to support offers in each country and present a selection of the most successful support programmes, business trainings as well as innovative approaches that have been assessed, developed and/or carried through. Furthermore, this document recommends actions to stimulate the fashion sector at national level as well as across the BSR.
Project:
Title:
Publication: Baltic Fashion Innovation
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
In the course of the project, fashion innovations and their applications were analysed. They focused on the topics of sustainability, new niches as well as materials and technologies. The innovative approaches identified were compiled in the digest "Baltic Fashion Innovations". The publication is targeted towards fashion designers to serve as a source of inspiration and to motivate them to take up innovate elements/methods in their work.
Project:
Title:
PublicationSustainable Fashion - New Approaches
Date:
Dec 2013
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This publication aims to provide a source of inspiration for students, designers and companies, and all stakeholders whose interests lies in the areas of sustainable fashion. The book presents approaches to fashiontaht embrace future-oriented value. Several chaptes illustrate how effective fashion can be a transformative or change agent. A sustainable approach can also reframe current business thinking and real opportunites for innovative business strategies. Sustainable Fashion proposes how we can make positie change in current practives and how to effect new mindsets, creating transformation in fashion.
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Policy Paper addressing the CBSS Expert Group on Sutainable Development
Date:
Dec 2013
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Based on the thematic dossier and the Round Table with the CBSS-Baltic21,the project developed a set of recommendations on Bioenergy Promotion in the Baltic Sea Region. These recommendations were discussed with Baltic 21 and the final version of the recommendations was presented after project implementation period at a workshop by Baltic Sea Paliamentary Conference,CBSS and the Baltic Sea Region Cooperation in the Finnish Parliament in March 2014.
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Recommendations for the stimulation of regional value chains in the bioenergy sector
Date:
Jan 2014
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The report addresses the BSR level recommendations in terms of supporting regional value chains for bioenergy. This includes: -Provide approaches, not single solutions -Integrate different actors -Integrate different processes -Strive for cross-sector integration -Look for potential industrial symbiosis -Optimise the Regional Value Chains We have in this report focused on non-technical barriers such as: -Economic and social issues -Influence on different administrative levels -Gaining and sustaining trust amongst stakeholders.
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MSP Governance Framework
Date:
Jun 2014
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The overarching ambition of the PartiSEApate project was to develop a MSP Governance Model, which includes recommendations on transnational consultations as well as on pan-Baltic cooperation. The various above project activities all feed into this model. Additionally, interviews with sector representatives as well as MSP governance experts entered into the analysis. The model serves as recommendations to the HELCOM-VASAB Working Group on MSP for developing guidelines on transnational cooperation and consultations as well on public participation. URL: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/MSP-governance-framework-report1.pdf
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Synthesis report from single sector workshops
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May 2014
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Representatives from different sectors (aquaculture, shipping & ports, nature conservation & environment, fishery, offshore wind energy, underwater cultural heritage, climate change, research and data network building) were invited to discuss MSP-related issues relevant to their sector in the Baltic Sea. Findings were compiled in a synthesis report (Full report: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Syntesis-report-from-pan-Baltic-Dialogues-2013.pdf; Flyer: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PartiSEApate_Workshop-Findings_Flyer.pdf)
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Report on BSR MSP Data Group
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May 2014
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The PartiSEApate Governance Framework recommends the establishment of an expert group on data as a sub-group to the HELCOM-VASAB Working group. In this report Terms of Reference for a data expert group are presented. It takes stock of the prevailing MSP data situation in the BSR and defines necessary conditions and steps for establishing a MSDI as well as concretises the tasks, structure and function of the dedicated MSP Data Working Group (URL: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/BSR-MSP-Data-Group_report.pdf)
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Ageing Workforces in the Baltic Sea Region - Recommendations for Social Partners and Policy Makers
Date:
Sep 2014
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These recommendations for Social Partners and Policy Makers were developed during the Best Agers Lighthouses project activities. They can play an important role in empowering and encouraging management and employees of organisations to jointly introduce age management measures at the workplace. The organisational interventions carried out in the “Best Agers Lighthouses” project may serve as good examples, and the recommendations are based upon the experience gathered in the course of the project.
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Competitiveness and Employment for the Future: Good Examples of Age Management in the BSR
Date:
Sep 2014
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This compilation of findings of the Best Agers Lighthouses project includes a description of the project approach and describes the rationale behind it. The case studies of nine public and private employers which introduced age management interventions in their HR policy as so called “Lighthouse Organisations” are presented. Furthermore, evaluation results show the changes and effects of the interventions. Finally, recommendations that were developed during the project activities are presented for employers as well as for policy makers and social partners.
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Older, experienced and in good health. Action opportunities to manage the demographic change
Date:
Sep 2014
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This workshop concept for trade union representatives was developed by Arbeit und Leben Hamburg and includes an additional collection of information material and data sources. It´s addressed to employees representatives to sensitize them about age management practices and demonstrate how it can be implemented in a way that suits and supports employees´ demands.
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Integration of “Climate Protection” and “Cultural Heritage” aspects in municipal policy
Date:
Dec 2013
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The main aim of this report is to advance the political discussion on the national and transnational level about the political and administrative anchoring of the essential combination of climate protection and preserving cultural heritage. Therefore examples for several instruments to balance heritage preservation with climate protection are given, e.g., concerning laws, urban development, public funding, standards.
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Transnational network of Baltic Landscape sites equipped with a new democratic and efficient model of landscape governance
Date:
Jun 2014
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A network of seven Baltic Landscapes - Belarus (1), Finland (1), Poland (2) and Sweden (3), which implement on the ground innovative proposals addressing current sustainability challenges. Each landscape is more than 100,000 ha large and includes an established local partnership with a demonstrated capacity to deal with and solve local landscape issues. The network shares experiences with other regions and provide proposals for regional and national policies on landscape. The new governance model is addressing the need of integrated approach in the landscape, cross-sectorial cooperation, different interests and sustainable development on landscape scale. The model is based on partnership of stakeholders, which is complementing top-down and sectorial approaches to the landscape with horizontal cooperation.
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Participatory development including methods to involve local people in landscape issues
Date:
Jun 2014
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The handbook with innovative tools summarizes experiences and knowledge gained in the different Baltic Landscapes to support stakeholder cooperation, integrated planning, and sustainable landscape management. The purpose of the handbook is 1) to report on project site achievements; 2) to show experiences of successful hands-on methods for stakeholder participation; and 3) to share knowledge locally/nationally and internationally of how to develop the capacity of good governance.
Project:
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Similarities and dissimilarities in Nordic applied forest landscape planning systems
Date:
Jun 2014
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The Baltic Landscape sites in Sweden (Vilhelmina and Helge river) and Finland (Ilomantsi) compared existing planning tools, monitoring programs, data, barriers and possibilities for end users to get knowledge of the data in order to improve integrated landscape planning. The studies showed similar patterns of possibilities and constraints between sites with scattered landscape planning data between authorities, private companies and stakeholders.
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Integrated governance and management for river basins
Date:
Jun 2014
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The report outlines how analyses of catchments as social-ecological systems can form the base for knowledge-based dialogue toward developing integrated spatial planning of landscapes and regions. It stresses the need for comparative studies of catchments with different histories and systems of governance.
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Eight essays on forest governance on landscape scale
Date:
Jun 2014
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In many European countries the implementation forest and environmental policies rest more on information and voluntary agreements and less on economic incentives and regulations. At the same time our forests are expected to deliver not only increasing volumes of timber but also other products and environmental services. How to balance all these different values and interests is thus the issue at stake. In this anthology, a broad range of “burning issues” related to forest governance on a landscape scale are examined and discussed.
Project:
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Letter of Intent
Date:
Jul 2014
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With the signature of this letter, 14 institutions have agreed to continue the cooperation started within the Science Link project. The success of the project has enouraged the partners to establish a Science Link network. In the frame of the Science Link network calls for companies will be organised. The network is coordinated by a secretariat and decisions are made in a Steering Committee, which consists of one representative from each member institution.
Project:
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Smart Specialisation in Science - a Qualitative Network Analysis
Date:
Jul 2013
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The study shows that the project had effects in all participating groups. All involved companies have profited from their involvement in Science Link (SL). The hurdle to approach RIs would have been too high for companies without the support through SL. The access to RI provided regions with a competitive advantage as it enabled local companies use the RU despite of geographical distance. A continuation of the SL network was evaluated positively. It seems recommendable to further slim down the network structures.
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Evaluation of the Science Link Contact Points and their Network, recommendations for future work
Date:
Mar 2014
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The contact points have effectively helped local enterprises access the scientific facilities, which particularly helped micro- and locally owned companies. Contact points were most active before and during the open calls, but the companies would benefit from stronger communication also during and after the measurements, especially regarding interpretation of results. Future improvements could involve the creation of two-level contact points, with expertise in the scientific issues and the local industries respectively, to strengthen the capacity of the contact points.
Project:
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Joint Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Waste Management
Date:
Oct 2013
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The Joint Strategy describes the present situation and indentifies the obstacles why the Region is having difficulties climbing in the waste hierarchy. It gives suggestions for actions to be taken at various levels to improve the situation. The Strategy target decision-makers dealing with household waste management at national and EU-level. Available at www.recobaltic21.net
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Investment Concept for Waste Management
Date:
Sep 2013
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The Investment Concept describes how to fulfill a sustainable investment in Waste Management. The target group for the Investment Concept is municipalities with the aim to strengthen their capacity fulfilling the EU-/national-legislation. Available at www.recobaltic21.net
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Toolkit on talent retention
Date:
Jul 2014
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The toolkit contains a strategic roadmap for planning and implementing different measures for talent retention. It describes talent retention policies and initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region, analyzes the needs of different target groups, and higlights the best practices already identified. As a result, the report gives an overview to the tools, services and activities needed for succesful design and implementation of talent retention policies.
Project:
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Business plan for Investment Promoton Agencies in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jul 2014
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The business plan describes the impact of FDI and FDI promotion on regional economic development as well as the BSR Investment Promotion Agencies Network. The report also explains the collaboration strategy taken by the project, presents a clear action plan for the future, introduces the proposed organization structure, taking into account the financial implications.
Project:
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Portfolio of Baltic Sea Region Images and Identities
Date:
Aug 2014
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The Portfolio explores the identities and image elements of the Baltic Sea Region. These elements take the form of assets and values as well as narratives associated with these values, which are are described through short textual narratives and exemplified by geographical hotspots. The Portfolio can be used as a framework for investigating and creating an identity and branding profile of the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
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Amazing Cities of the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2014
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The brocuhure introduces the Baltic Sea Region and some if it's major cities as one attractive destination, highligting both the diversity and the common identity of the area, main touristic attractions, event and connections from one city to another. It is aimed at tour operators and tourists alike.
Project:
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One BSR Market Research: US Tourism Demand for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Aug 2014
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The first of it's kind, this report summarized the results of an extensive survey to map US tourism flows to the Baltic Sea Region, perception of the BSR and its cities in the USA, Tour Operators for the BSR cities and the trends and opprtunities for future tourism promotion of the BSR cities. It gives recommendations for both implementing promotional activities and buildig marketing strategies for BSR cities.
Project:
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Manual on infrastructure and planning needs for aquaculture in Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Mar 2014
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Planning a specific aquaculture project is a complex time-consuming and cost-intensive challenge with a lot of interdisciplinary tasks. It needs case-related assessment, planning and management of diverse economical, ecological and social parameters. Investors for aquaculture plants have to apply for numerous permits of different authorities and need information about funding opportunities. This manual provides an overview on infrastructure and planning needs for aquaculture and also includes information on financing conditions and responsible permit authorities.
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Economic analysis of consequences of air emission reductions
Date:
Mar 2013
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The economic analysis of the consequences of air emission reductions have been analyzed on a multitude of scales, including several sections in the Manual (chapters 1.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5). The total bill in the case of inaction is estimated to be 3.9 bn USD/y.
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Cluster Marketing and Branding –Case Study of BSR Stars and StarDust
Date:
Nov 2013
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Branding help cluster initiatives to gain international visibility, attract investments and the attention of policymakers. The case study analyses qualitatively the marketing and branding of two front-runner initiatives in building transnational cluster platforms and a coherent policy frame for innovation in the BSR.