eRegion Actors – Portals



Northern Dimension Institute – NDI

Northern Dimension Institute – NDI is an academic partner in the Northern Dimension structures. It was established in 2009. NDI builds a bridge between the academia, public sector and business actors. In this role, NDI aims to ensure that the decision makers have the necessary information and fulfils the information gaps when needed. To reach this aim, NDI generates information as well as disseminates and promotes information and expertise related to the Northern Dimension among the decision-makers and the civil society. NDI pools expertise primarily in the four priority sectors of the Northern Dimension Policy (i.e. transport and logistics, culture, public health and social well-being, and environment) as well as business and economy. NDI utilizes various concrete tools and activities to fulfil its role as a bridge builder.

During 2013-2016, the NDI is coordinated in Finnish-Russian cooperation by Aalto University/CEMAT (Finland) as the lead coordinator, assisted by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Russia) and St Petersburg State University of Economics (Russia)

Contact person: Piia Heliste, NDI Coordinator, Piia.Heliste@Aalto.fi

SME Internationalisation beyond the EU

This site is an EU initiative to help European companies seeking to do business with countries outside the EU by providing practical help, namely:
•names & contact details for support service providers (e.g. national agencies, local chambers of commerce, etc) who can help firms start doing business with the country they are targeting.
•information on the services they offer.
•links to other EU-backed sources of help/advice.

Contact person: Carmen-Raluca Ipate, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Unit A2, International Affairs and Missions for Growth, Carmen-Raluca.IPATE@EC.Europa.eu

Transport Union of Kazakhstan – KazLogistics, Astana

The main targets of the portal:

  • Organization of an original interactive place for negotiations regarding transport and logistics service development issues;
  • Promotion of transport logistics development in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Unification of participants of logistic processes in the Customs union and other countries.

Contact person: Kuzganova Aidana, General Manager on International Relations, AidanaKz_725@mail.ru