One of the ways for the Regional Council of Kainuu to implement the regional programme is by preparing and implementing own projects related to the organisations’ tasks and the focus points of the regional strategy. The organisation may also subcontract such activities, co-finance projects and/ or act as a partner in projects. International regional development policy initiatives are an important instrument for Kainuu.

Our projects are prepared and carried out by the experts of different fields within our organisation. Please feel free to contact us!

At the moment, we participate in the following projects

Cultural Kainuu

The main goal of Cultural Kainuu project is to strengthen the co-operation of cultural actors, to bring new energy to developing common operating and production methods and to promote the availability and accessibility of art and culture in Kainuu,

Implementation Period: 1.12.2022 – 31.12.2023.

INNO PROVEMENT

INNO PROVEMENT project, financed by the Interreg Europe programme, aims at disseminating Industry 4.0 solutions (i.e. good practices related to Fourth Industrial Revolution) in the partner regions.

Project implementation period: 1.6.2018-31.5.2023.

The Regional Marketing Project of Kainuu

In the project, the Kainuu regional brand will be strengthened by a wide-ranging cooperation process of developing and renewing the regional brand, to recruit skilled labor and attract the interest of residents and tourists. Based on the brand strategy and the municipality-specific attraction factors, a model and processes for marketing Kainuu will be created.

Implementation period: 1.6.2020-30.5.2023.

BRIDGES

The Interreg Europe funded project “Bridges” focuses on the development of bio-economy through cooperation between research and business and the effectiveness of the intelligent specialization strategies of the regions involved. In Kainuu, the project focuses on the development of forest bio economy.

Project implementation period: 1.4.2016 - 31.03.2023.

STOB Regions

STOB Regions project improves regional policies to create attractive conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises in the process of transferring the business to new owners and ensure a successful transfer. The project partnership was transferred to Regional Council of Kainuu from Kainuun Etu Ltd in the turn of years 2020-2021.
Project implementation period: 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2022.

e-MOPOLI

e-MOPOLI project, funded by the Interreg Europe -programme, aims at promoting alternative fuel and e-mobility represent as ways to reduce the carbon footprint of economic activities in urban and extra-urban areas.

Project implementation period: 1.6.2018-30.11.2022.

LOGOKA

The LOGOKA-project aims to increase logistics and trade options knowledge among manufacturing, wholesale, export logistics companies and other stakeholders and facilitate and boost cross-border cooperation between Oulu-Kainuu region and Karelia. The project partnership was transferred to Regional Council of Kainuu from Kainuun Etu Ltd in the turn of years 2020-2021.
Project implementation period: 17.1.2020 - 30.6.2022.

CINNAMON

CINNAMON aims at reinforcing cross-border investment opportunities of mono-cities. The project partnership was transferred to Regional Council of Kainuu from Kainuun Etu Ltd in the turn of years 2020-2021.

Project implementation period: 01.10.2018 - 30.6.2022.

Safe Wind

SafeWind project’s objective is to find cross-border, common approaches for minimizing wind farms’ negative environmental impact in the future.

Project implementation period: 21.06.2021 - 30.06.2022

VEKU VAKU

Cultural Heritage of Hydro power and Communities in Change (VEKU VAKU) project is highlighting power plants in the Oulujoki and Luleå river watersheds and their communities as a cultural heritage and a diverse resource.

Project implementation period: 1.1.2019-30.6.2022.

N-Lite

The N-Lite project assesses the SMEs potential to adapt new and advanced technologies to the creative capital and stories in the NPA region and to thereby accelerate the growth of SMEs in the sectors of culture and tourism.

Project implementation period: 1.1.2022-30.6.2022

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