Discover the achievements of the NPA projects
Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.
Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.
Use the +/- buttons in the top left corner of the map to zoom in/out or click on the regions to display the NPA project stories.
To help grow their professional network, Kristina Jeppson from Nogadget design in Sundsvall was paired with Ruth Graham from western Ireland. For 6 months, they were sharing their knowledge and experience under the supervision of a mentor, who directed their work. Similarly, the Creative Steps 2.0 innovation workshop connected emerging creative talents with existing businesses to encourage international and cross-border collaboration. Three students and two companies from Sweden and Ireland together developed a marketing idea, with the potential to increase the value of the company’s products.
Kristina & Ruth were very well matched. They were both in design but worked very differently & could immediately see how collaborating on projects would expand their creativity. They created a handover project where Ruth started a design, handed it to Kristina who designed the next step. They developed this back & forth. Kristina entered the project into a competition in Sweden. While it didn’t win, it inspired them to look for funding for future collaborations together.