Social and Economic Resilience

In the Bothnian Arc Cross-Border Region

What global and local risks and long-term challenges is the Bothnian Arc cross-border area exposed to? And how can societies and economies in this area anticipate and respond to them to ensure resilient long-term development paths? Answering these questions was the challenge of Nordregio together with the Bothnian Arc association on behalf of the Nordic Thematic Group on Innovative and Resilient regions, set by the Nordic Council of Ministers from 2017 to 2020. For this purpose, an exploratory study was conducted in a participative manner in 2018-2019, including key experts from across the region to provide input on challenges and potential threats as well as factors driving resilience in the Bothnian Arc cross-border area.