On the one hand, Nordregio is linked to the political system under the Nordic Council of Ministers with close relations to national authorities responsible for regional development and planning. On the other hand, Nordregio is a part of the European research society; actively collaborating with a large number of European research institutions and private actors engaged in the production of new knowledge, and in the provision of policy advice. Therefore, Nordregio also serves as a link between the Nordic and broader European contexts in our fields of expertise.
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Clients & frameworks
Nordregio is often commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers, EU, ministries, regional and national authorities, public agencies and NGOs, as well as national and international research councils and programmes.
Nordregio is involved in a variety of projects running in parallel – usually 50 or more commitments at any given time. These projects are frequently implemented in cooperation with other research institutes and partners, thus adding to Nordregio's adaptability and scope.
Nordic Working Groups
Nordregio also contributes to the Nordic co-operation by acting as the secretariat for four working groups under the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Regional Policy (EK-R). The working groups are important fora for dialogue on policy development and knowledge needs in regional development in the Nordic countries.