Project Details


Research results demonstrate that approaches where the community is involved are a very effective way of delivering more effective public services that respond to real demands of the people. Nevertheless, additional factors should be considered to address the challenges faced by the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) regions:
• Need of establishing a wider range of user-friendly channels for the community to access and participate in the co-production process
• Exploration of new models based on cooperation and open shared solutions to ensure quality and sustainable services
• Opportunity to introduce new emerging technologies assisting the public services provision and test their impact and viability within this changing landscape

EMERGREEN addresses these challenges by bringing new innovative models for participative, user-centred, quality and sustainable public services aiming greener communities. 7 partners coming from 5 NPA regions will cooperate following an open and innovative approach underpinned by:
• The introduction of new emerging technologies and
• The exploration of new business models for public services provision in remote areas

The project seeks for suitable models based on shared solutions and more intense use of novel technologies. A common approach involving the relevant stakeholders will be followed by the partnership to test different emerging technologies in the provision of green growth type of public services in the 5 participating regions including marine litter and zero waste circular management, green growth advisory services, intelligent green participation and data story telling of green energies service.

A transnational platform making the services accessible on a transboundary basis will be set up with the vision to be expanded and host other technology-led public services from other NPA regions and service areas.

EMERGREEN – Emerging technologies for greener communities project is funded by the European Union’s Northern Periphery and Arctic programme (2014–2020).
Effective start/end date01/10/201830/09/2021

Research Output

  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Abstract

Border crossing and trespassing? Expanding digital humanities research to developing peripheries with the novel digital technologies

Ryynänen, T. & Hyyryläinen, T., 2019, Proceedings of the Research Data and Humanities (RDHUM) 2019 Conference: Data, Methods and Tools. Juntunen, J. H., Brunni, S., Kunnas, N., Palviainen, S. & Västi, K. (eds.). Oulu: University of Oulu, p. 189-198 10 p. (Studia humaniora ouluensia; no. 17).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Open Access


  • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Oral presentation

Rajapintapäivät 2019

Toni Ryynänen (Attendee)

8 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Heldig Digital Humanities Summit 2019

Toni Ryynänen (Attendee)

7 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

SLUSH 2019 ja tieteellinen tutkimus

Toni Ryynänen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Suomalaisyritys tarjoaa joukkoistettua kuljetusta

Toni Ryynänen


3 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media