Within the development of Local Smart Specialisation Strategies (LS3) REGINA will produce four main products. As the products are developed, this page will be updated with additional reference material and documentation. 

Strategic Decision Support Framework: this will first consist of a 6-step LS3 model, which will provide a roadmap for the development of LS3s within the REGINA project. It has seven components, providing step-by-step guidance to the local authorities. Near the completion of the REGINA project a Handbook for Practitioners will be developed based on the experiences of each Local Partner developing their LS3. Combined with the 6-step LS3 model this will guide other municipalities seeking to implement an LS3 in the future. 

Working material

 The 6-step Model for Local Smart Specialisation Strategies

Policy Brief 2017:1 - Local Smart Specialisation

Factsheet: Empowering remote communities with resource-based economies


Demographic Foresight Model: This is a spreadsheet model designed to enable non-specialists, such as planners and development staff in small municipalities, to make projections of population change over the next thirty years, and to explore the likely effects of “employment shocks” such as large scale investments in natural resource-based economic activities. The spreadsheet is accompanied by a user manual, which provides step by step guidance; where to find the necessary data, how to check and calibrate the projections, how to set up an employment shock scenario, and so on. This document also incorporates the key results from four municipalities which participated in the REGINA project.

Working material

Demographic change and labour market challenges in regions with large-scale resource-based industries in the Northern Periphery and Arctic, REGINA Report 2018:1

Demographic Foresight Model: User Manual

Nordtopia Scenario

Factsheet: Demographic Foresight Model


Social Impact Management Planning Toolbox:  provides a suite of tools and guidance to lead local planners through the steps required to build strategies for balancing social concerns with industrial development of natural resource industries.  The tools focus on involving diverse local stakeholders to identify and monitor social impacts of natural resource-based activities, both at the project level and also in connection with local and regional land use planning.

Working material

REGINA Report 2017:2: Local smart specialisation: a step-by-step guide to social impact management in remote communities with resource-based economies

Tools for monitoring social impacts of large-scale industries

REGINA Report 2017:1: Local land use planning: Guidance on spatial data, geographic information systems and foresight in the Arctic

Social impacts of mining in Sodankylä

Social Impacts of Mining in Storuman Municipality


Local Benefit Analysis Toolbox: to support the retention of local benefits through localised supply chains and new forms of smart specialisation that respond to local spill-over opportunities presented by new industrial activities. It will consist of a suite of advice, analytical tools, and good practice examples that guide local decision makers through a step-by-step analysis of the local/regional supply chain impacts and spread effect opportunities. This includes a specific theoretical framework, data collection procedures, analysis tools, and guidelines for intervention.

Working material

Baseline Capacity Reports

LBAT Implementation Guidelines

LBAT Policy Guidelines