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Ongoing Projects

The Regional Council of Kainuu is involved in the initiation, planning and monitoring of international projects and actively participates the projects of other organisations in the region.

In Kainuu, the regional development company Kainuun Etu Oy is an experienced project organisation with a long track record of Interreg projects. The proposals for the IE programme are always written from the perspective of a regional, policy making authority. All IE projects in which Kainuun Etu Oy is involved as partner or leading organisation, involve also the Regional Council of Kainuu, either as project partner or as coordinator of the regional stakeholder teams. In this role, the Regional Council of Kainuu is an active member of the policy learning activities, contributes to the action plans and is responsible for the political approval of the action plans, and contributes to the peer reviews.

At the moment, the Regional Council of Kainuu is involved in the following international projects through Kainuun Etu Oy:

BRIDGES - Bridging competence infrastructure gaps and speeding up growth and jobs delivery in regions

Funded by:
Lead partner: Kainuun Etu ltd, Finland

The overall objective of the project is to improve the RIS3 implementation governance and the delivery of Structural Funds, benefit from policy learning and enhance industry-led centres of competence as RIS3 implementation units. The industry-led focus is bioeconomy, an industry common to the project partners’ RIS3.

The role of the Regional Council of Kainuu: Partner, co-financer. Writing an action plan in cooperation with the Kainuun Etu Ltd.

Baltic TRAM – Transnational research access

Duration: 1.3.2016 - 28.2.2019, 36 months
Funded by:
Lead Partner: DESY Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany

The project enhances international cooperation of universities, research institutes, large scale research infrastructures (RI) and industry nation and region wide via improved access to analytical research instruments by national communities.

The role of the Regional Council of Kainuu: