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European Week of Regions and Cities

Building smart, resilient communities: adapting sparsely populated areas to a digital & green future

Through a live SWOT analysis, we will identify challenges and best practices for the green and digital transition. We will discuss how these regions, rich in natural resources and innovation, face challenges like negative population growth and skill shortages. We will address the need for societal engagement, transitioning from carbon-intensive industries, and retaining and upskilling talent. The panel, representing various sectors, will discuss these issues to develop practical solutions.

  • Local and regional | Outermost | Sustainable | Demographics (depopulation and ageing) | Industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs (enterprise/ startup/ business) | Jobs and Employment
  • Code: 08PL24996
  • Albert Borschette Congress Center, AB-3B

Speakers

Jussi Rämet

  • Mayor of North Ostrobothnia, Council of Oulo Region

Lilliann Sørensen

  • Project Manager, Kunnskapsparken Helgeland

Rickard Carstedt

  • Chariman of the Regional Development Board, Region Västerbotten

Moderator

Stefano Barbieri

  • Senior Policy Analysts, OECD

Practical information

When
Tue 08/10/2024, 11:30 - 13:00 CET
Where
Albert Borschette Congress Center, AB-3B
Format
Participary Labs/Hackathon
Theme
Smart and sustainable growth for regions
Language
English

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