Sustainable value chains in Nordic coastal communities

Project: Research

Project Details


The NORVALUE project investigates how people in Nordic Atlantic local communities are involved in connections and linkages crucial to their livelihoods and survival as a part of the Nordic Atlantic societies of Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Northern Norway. For centuries, settlements, villages and towns have developed through their integration in value chains connecting communities and their natural resources to businesses and customers in other parts of the world. Through these value chains and the various kinds of transport associated, people in the Nordic Atlantic became suppliers to increasingly globalised markets for raw materials, products from marine mammals, fisheries and aquaculture, but increasingly also tourist experiences and services, thus producing the wealth of Nordic Atlantic local communities. The first report in writing is based on a historical perspective, as well as insight in changes in demography and political regulation, and investigate how did the value chains, most important for local communities, change from 2000 to 2020.
Short titleNorValue
Effective start/end date01/01/202030/09/2023

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • Conclusion: Comparing Findings

    Bærenholdt, J. O. & Hovgaard, G., 2022, Value Chains and Resilient Coastal Communities in the Nordic Atlantic: A peer-reviewed report from the project Sustainable Value Chains in Nordic Coastal Communities (NorValue). Hovgaard, G. & Bærenholdt, J. O. (eds.). Nordic Council of Ministers, Vol. TemaNord 2022:555. p. 122-132 11 p. (TemaNord; No. 555, Vol. 2022).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Open Access