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Mid-Norway European Office

The Mid-Norway European Office offers support on EU/EEA-issues for R&D, trade and public authorities in the region of Trøndelag and helps interested parties in Trøndelag to maximize the potential of EEA membership.
The Mid-Norway European Office provides interested parties in Trøndelag with access to a number of networks and organizations in Brussels. These include the EU-institutions, the mission of Norway to the EU, embassies, and local, regional, national and international level representations. This is achieved through holding seminars in addition to promoting regional interests and making contact with established networks.

We provide the latest information on European framework conditions to R&D, trade and public authorities in Mid-Norway. Moreover, we encourage partners from Mid-Norway to explore the possibilities provided by the EU programs and projects assisting local and regional development.

During its years in Brussels, Trøndelag European Office has carried out over 175 assignments for businesses in the region, as well as organized seminars in Brussels for over 1200 visitors from various areas of economic and social life in Trøndelag.
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Mid-Norway, or Trøndelag in Norwegian, consists of the two counties of Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag. The region borders on the Norwegian Sea to the west, the county of Nordland to the north, Sweden to the east and the counties of Hedmark, Oppland and Møre og Romsdal to the south.

Trøndelag offers everything from coastal scenes through untouched mountain scenery to national parks. Endless fresh air is on offer, and there are countless options for anyone who appreciates unspoiled nature. The region can offer many of Norway's best salmon rivers, and is a Mecca for all anglers. The regions capital and biggest city is Trondheim, which was also Norways first capital and continues to be the coronation city where Norway's Kings from Harald Hårfagre (10th century) to King Harald V (1991 -) have been crowned and blessed. In its history the city was and is now again a popular destination for pilgrimages. Trondheim is also an ecclesiastical centre, an important education and research centre, and a centre for industry and commerce.

Research and development

Skills and expertise form the core of our regional identity. One of the strengths of Trøndelag lies in the region's outstanding education and research facilities. For almost a century, the leading technological professionals in Norway have been based in Trondheim. This is one main reason why the city is now the site of several world-leading centres of excellence and is rightly known as the technology capital of Norway.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010, has primary responsibility for higher technology education in Norway and is the second largest university in Norway, with 20,000 students. North-Trøndelag University College has 4 200 students, while South-Trøndelag University College has 6 000 students. SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia and employs 1,300 people in Trondheim.

Proximity to the Norwegian Sea, access to technology, R&D; facilities and a skilled labour force make Trøndelag an ideal location for companies in the oil and gas industries. The region has more than one thousand researchers in oil & gas related R&D;, 120 companies with a total of 4,400 employees in the regions petroleum cluster, and more than one thousand graduates in oil & gas related fields annually.

Industry, commerce and tourism

Trade is an industry that plays, and has long played, an important role in value creation and employment in Trøndelag. Today, fish is the regions largest export commodity. Salmon and trout are the most important farmed species in Trøndelag, and in total the region exported 144,000 tons in 2005. Trøndelag is also the most important processing region in Norway, with approximately 35,000 tons of whole fish equivalents processed. This is about 40 % of all processed fish in Norway.

New technologies for sustainable energy production are important to meet future energy demands and to save our environment. 145 enterprises with a total of 2,000 employees work in the field of cleantech. In addition more than 40 power production companies include activities related to renewable energy and environmental technology. These companies cover a wide range of areas in cleantech, several of which are closely connected.

ICT is one of the business sectors that have experienced an almost explosive development over the last few years. There are many examples of exciting and innovative industrial centres in the region, such as in Orkanger, Leksvik, Stjørdal and Verdal. Trøndelag is also one of the most fertile regions in Norway, and produces 10% of Norways agricultural products.

For tourists, Trøndelag are filled with attractions. Experience the uninhibited atmosphere of the coast, the fascinating history of the cradle of Norway, the fairy-tale world heritage town of Røros and creativity of local people.
9. søkerunde, Interreg IV A Sverige-Norge-programmet
Søknadsfrist: 26.01.12
Søknadsfrist Aktiv Ungdom
Søknadsfrist: 01.02.12
17.11.11, kl. 10.00:
Hvem er den moderne pilegrimen?
Nidaros Pilegrimsgård
18.11.11, kl. 10.00:
EU-konferanse "Europa - din innovasjonsarena"
Stokke gård, Stjørdal
18.11.11, kl. 10.00:
Europa - din innovasjonsarena
Stokke Gård, Stjørdal
21.11.11, kl. 09.00:
Kurs i EU-finansiering, for prosjekter i fornybar energi
Hotel Metropole, Brussel (Place de Brouckère 31)
22.11.11, kl. 09.00:
The European Employment Forum
SQUARE, Brussel
Trøndelags Europakontor
Mid-Norway European Office
Tlf/Mob: +32 22 35 02 35 / +32 495 34 78 19
Fax:+32 25 03 15 70
Utviklet av: Prosesskompetanse AS - Design: ITsjefen AS - Ansvarlig for innhold: Trøndelags Europakontor