Members of the Thematic Group

The Nordic Thematic Group on Innovative and Resilient Regions consists of members from all the Nordic countries and autonomous regions. Nordregio's researchers cooperate with national, regional and cross-border representatives in order to achieve a better understanding of the Nordic region and provide holistic understanding and results to policymakers at the Nordic, national and regional levels.

Countries and self-governing territories

Birgitte Wohl Sem (Chair)

Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Norway

Mikko Huuskonen (Vice-chair)

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

Örjan Hag

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden

Sigríður Valgeirsdóttir

Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Iceland

Gert Elstrøm Kristoffersen

Danish Business Authority, Denmark

Eigil Carner Nielsen

The Ministry of Finance and Internal Revenue, Greenland

Jouko Kinnunen

Statistics and Research Åland, Åland

Per Lyster Pedersen

Government of Greenland

Regional representatives

Jerker Johnson

The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Finland

Hanne Østerdal

Nordland County Council, Norway

Anders Olsson

Region of Värmland, Sweden

Søren Møller Christensen

Municipality of Bornholm Region, Denmark

Elín Gróa Karlsdóttir

Innovation Center, Iceland

Representatives from the cross-border committees

Heikki Aalto

Bothnian Arc, Sweden

Elsie Hellström

Committee of Svinesund, Norway