Strengthened dialogue between Skolt Sámi communities and municipalities

Photo by Ville-Riiko Fofonoff, depicting quadrille dance in Sevettijärvi village celebration 2019.

“Leäm kuärgaž što ouddprojekt vuäǯǯai äigga saaǥǥtõõllmõõžž sääʹmǩiõl vueʹjjest di uuʹdi vuäppõõzid mäʹhtt mij vueiʹttep viikkâd mij ǩiõl ouddårra da staaneed tõn kuõiʹtpeälla raaj/ I’m glad that we during the small-scale project started a discussion about the state of the Skolt Sámi and it gave us advice on how we can take the Skolt Sámi […]

How young fiddlers keep Finland’s tradition of folk music alive

ICH North project

In June 2023, Deutsche Welle journalist Gunnar Köhne visited Kaustinen in Finland, to learn more on how young musicians can play a key role in keeping the cultural heritage of traditional music alive in this region as well as learn more about the Interreg Aurora-funded project ICH North. Kaustinen fiddling is now on UNESCO’s Intangible […]

Further development of drone technology, from depth measurements to fireworks

SUMMATION has written an article in Norwegian about the Interreg Aurora funded project SUMMATION. The project SUMMATION will further develop the use of autonomous drones for depth measurement and loading of ships. They will also look at the possibility of using drones to replace fireworks. Read the article at

Strengthening youth participation in regional development


The Interreg Aurora funded small-scale project “Bridging Youth and Regional Development Through Dialogue” is completed. The project partners Regional Council of Kainuu, Nord Universitet and Council of Oulu Region aimed not only to give a voice to the younger generation during the project. They also aimed to prepare the youth for future participation. The project […]

Exploring the World of Entrepreneurship Education and Future Work Life Skills

Photo of students, teachers and robot dog.

During Entrepreneurship Week in Oulu, a lot was happening, with one central theme being entrepreneurship education. The ‘My Future – Our Future’ event brought together approximately 90 secondary-level students and teachers from the Bothnian Arc and Torney Valley regions on September 6th-7th. This was the second cross border visit organized by Interreg Aurora Entrepreneurialis project. […]

Sami helpline for better health

Girku SOS has written an article in Norwegian about the Interreg Aurora funded project Girku SOS. The project aims to contribute to better public health by developing a helpline aimed to the Sami population. The helpline is aimed for people who need someone good to talk to when life is difficult. The project is a collaboration between […]

Revitalization of Skolt Sámi language and culture

Revitalization of Skolt Sámi language and culture has written an article in Norwegian about the Interreg Aurora funded project Revitalization of Skolt Sámi language and culture. The aim of the project is to contact Skolt Sami communities in Finland and Norway in order to find needs and expectations for the activities in the culture and language revitalization process. Meetings have been […]

Cross-Border Collaboration for Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Aurora Entrepreneurialis

Over 70 high school students and teachers from northern Finland and Sweden met on the 10-11.5.2023 in Oulu to collaborate around entrepreneurship education and sustainable development. City of Oulu’s BusinessAsema offered great facilities for the kick off – meeting. The event was part of a new three-year Interreg Aurora funded project run by City of […]