NSPA (Northern Sparsely Populated Areas)
The regions of northern Finland, Norway and Sweden have in common many characteristics such as sparse population, harsh climate and long distances. This part of Europe is also specifically affected by globalisation, energy-supply, climate change and demographic change. The region has a population density of only 4.9 inhabitants per km2, something that cannot be found in any other part of the European Union.
The NSPA network consists of 14 regions in three countries sharing common circumstances and objectives, working together to raise awareness of the region in the EU institutions, influence EU policies and provide a platform for sharing best practises.
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