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Mid Sweden European Office represents Jämtland Härjedalen and Västernorrland in Brussels.
Mid Sweden European Office is a link between the region and the EU area. The office is monitoring a number of policy areas.
The counties of Jämtland Härjedalen and Västernorrland are located in the mid-north region of Sweden, which is characterized by its beautiful and diverse nature - from the coasts of the Baltic Sea to the high altitudes of the Swedish Alps.
The regions of Västernorrland and Jämtland Härjedalen use EU funding to develop our regions, making the most out of our world-leading competence and our unique geographic location. Learn more about EU-funded projects in our regions by clicking the links below.
Sustainable travels is a collaboration project with eleven organizations in Västernorrland County. The projects principals has the goal to reduce the carbon footprint and to inspire and educate employees to make better travel choices. The main focus is to investigate the employees’ business travels and their journeys to and from work.
Koll2020 is a project aimed at developing public transportation in the county of Västernorrland. The project is a cooperation between nine municipalities and authorities in the region. The goals for the project is to increase the number of public transportations journeys, but also improved accessibility and optimization of existing public transports in the year 2020.
The regions in the NPA-area have common territorial challenges such as the high cost and lack of competition in supplying power due to peripherality and low population densities. The main objective for this is to use transnational cooperation between regions to come up with solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The project is managed by ERNACT EEIG.
SMICE is a cooperation between the region of Trøndelag in Norway and Jämtland Härjedalen. The collaboration functions as a platform that facilitates coordination among various actors. The aim of SMICE is to support different ideas that contribute to the move towards a circular economy and a sustainable society, but nevertheless for the realisation of these initiatives.
Erudite is a project which aims at develop new designs and strategies to meet the need for the societies need of High Speed Broadband. The objective is to define sustainable business models for digital service development and deployment by involving multiple stakeholders in design, delivery and ownership of services. Main responsible project implementer is Digital Niévre Joint Authority.
The e-collaboration project involves nine municipalities in the middle of Sweden. The municipalities have made a joint effort in developing new platforms for digital public services and improving collaboration models for developing digital services. The aim is to create automated e-services and obtain long-term stable conditions for running the platforms.
The CLEAN project will address the challenge of how to best meet EU’s energy efficiency targets for buildings. The CLEAN project is led by ERNACT and the Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland is one of the partners. The aim is to improve the impact of different policy tools used to increase energy efficiency.
Boosting Low Carbon Innovative Building Rehabilitation in European Regions (BUILD2LC) is a project that promotes energy rehabilitation of buildings in Jämtland Härjedalan as well as in other regions throughout the EU. The objective is to facilitate the transition to “nearly zero-energy buildings” (nZEB buildings), by coordinating different disciplines within the sustainable constructing sector. Additionally, the overall aim of BUILD2LC is to contribute to the achievement of the EU’s energy goals.
Landsbyggare is a project that brings together local entrepreneurs and NGOs in skills development and community days to identify opportunities for long-term cooperation. The project raises public awareness of rural entrepreneurship and what it is like to live and work in the countryside in order to combat negative perceptions. Activities include social media campaigns, workshops, and writing articles.