The NORTHERN SKILLS conference confirms cooperation is a valuable skill for the future!

The Interreg NPA annual conference NORTHERN SKILLS: Navigating the future NPA took place on 8th November 2023 in Skellefteå, Sweden.

Welcome speakers highlighted the importance of cooperation on all levels and across all sectors

A good exchange of ideas, experience, and many new connections were established during the day!

A good energy and a positive vibe were present throughout the day.

 A comprehensive panel of speakers discussed how Interreg projects can help attracting and retaining the workforce needed in Northern Europe, especially in those regions where large green investments trigger important societal changes.

In connection with societal changes initiated by the digital and green transition, Interreg projects discussed in a panel how they can support reskilling people so that they can take new jobs that are created, while others disappear.

The conference was also an opportunity for networking and matchmaking between partners and new project ideas in the setting of the “NPA marketplace”. While the workshop “You are welcome to stay!” would discuss how to attract and keep healthcare professionals in northern sparsely populated areas, and what role can all parts of the community play.

The event gathered approximately 120 participants in person in Skellefteå, from across 10 countries representing national, regional, and local public authorities, the European Commission, the academy & education sector, as well as private organisations. Read more about the event and watch the presentations here


Photo credit: Patrick Trägårdh