Members of the Thematic Group

The Nordic thematic group for Green and Inclusive Rural Development consists of members from all the Nordic countries and autonomous regions. Together with Nordregio's researchers, group members contribute to achieving a better understanding of rural areas and people living here as well as provide useful knowledge to decision-makers at national and regional levels.

Leena Anttila (Chair) - Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Sigurður Árnason - Icelandic Regional Development Institute

Denmark

Daniel Zilmer Theisen - Plan- og Landskabsstyrelsen

Lars Haahr Jensen - Region Midtjylland

Finland

Ann-Sofi Backgren - Smart ruralities in Svenskfinland and in the Nordics

Antonia Husberg - Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Hanna-Mari Kuhmonen - Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment

Greenland

Nicoline Bødker - Department of National Planning and Department of Finance

Iceland

Páll Snævar Brynjarsson - Association of Municipalities in the Westland Area

Norway

Malene Tonheim - Kommunal- og distriktsdepartementet

Jon Beldo - The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

Torunn Kornstad - Innlandet County Council

Sweden

Malin Gumaelius - Region Östergötland

Sigrid Hedin - Ministry of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure

Åland

Kenth Häggblom - Statistics and Research Åland (ÅSUB)

Representatives from the cross-border committees

Alex Vilhelm - NORA

Paula Mikkola - The Northern Calotte Council, Finland

Tuula Ajanki - Tornedalsrådet, Sweden

Secretariat

Mari Wøien Meijer, Research Fellow at Nordregio
mari.woien@nordregio.org

Hilma Salonen, Research Fellow at Nordregio
hilma.salonen@nordregio.org

Sofia Strömgård, Communications Advisor at Nordregio
sofia.stromgard@nordregio.org

Members who participated in the Nordic Thematic Group on Sustainable Rural Development in 2017-2020

Anders Stryhn, Tourism and Rural Development, Jammerbugt, Denmark
Ann-Sofi Backgren, Svenska byaservice, Finland
Anna Karlsdóttir, Senior Research Fellow, Nordregio, Sweden
Benedikte Akre, Ministry of Municipalities and Modernization, Regional Policy Department, Norway
Camilla Nissen, The Danish Business Authority, Denmark
Erik Fransson, The Growth Agency, Sweden
Hanna-Mari Kuhmonen, Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment, Finland
Hilmar Høgenni, Faroe Islands
Håkan Wiklund, County Administrative Board, Sweden
Jon Beldo, Ministry of Municipalities and Modernization, Planning Department, Norway
Jákup Sørense, North Atlantic Cooperation (NORA), Faroe Islands
Katarina Fellman (Substitute), Statistics and Research Åland (ÅSUB)
Kenth Häggblom, Statistics and Research Åland (ÅSUB), Åland
Leena Anttila, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Patrik Johansson (Chair), The Ministry of Industry, Sweden
Paula Mikkola, The Northern Calotte Council, Finland
Per Lyster Pedersen, Ministry of Finance & Asiaq Greenland Survey, Greenland
Pipsa Salolammi, Senior Communications Advisor, Nordregio, Sweden
Páll Snævar Brynjarsson, Association of Municipalities in the Westland Area, Iceland
Rune Hoff, Border Committee Hedmark/Innlandet – Dalarna, Sweden
Sigurður Árnason (Vice-Chair), Icelandic Regional Development Institute, Iceland
Torunn Kornstad, Innlandet County Council, Norway
Ágúst Bogason, Research Fellow, Nordregio, Sweden