Thule Institute


Spatial Planning



Think Tank

Knowledge Bank

По русски In Russian


NorTech Oulu
Centre of Northern Environmental Technology
P.O. Box 7300
Thule Institute
FI-90014 University
of Oulu, FINLAND
Tel. +358 8 553 7417
Fax +358 8 553 3564


University of Oulu, NorTech Oulu and AIKOPA

Russian Academy of Science, Karelian Research Centre

Karelian regional institute of management, economics and law (KRIMEL) of Petrozavodsk State University

Council of Oulu Region
Joint Authority of Kainuu Region
Administration of Kostomuksha County
Autonomous non-profit organization “Karelia Energy Efficiency Centre”
North Karelia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

Other project associates

• Administration of Kalevalskiy municipal district

• Centre for Problems of the North, Arctic and Cross-border Cooperation

• State Committee of the Republic of Karelia for Development of Local Self-Government

• State Comm. of Rep. of Karelia on Reforming of Housing and Communal Services Regional Council of North Karelia

Target areas

• Kostomuksha

• Kalevala





Project meetings
Project kick-off meeting 20.-21.6.2011


Thematic seminars

Cityscapes and cultural environment
May 2012, Joensuu

• Sustainable urban transport
May 2013, Oulu

Municipal resource efficiency
December 2013, Kostamuksha


This project is co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of FinlandENPI CBC Karelia