The project contributes to fulfilling: Tying the region together

Sub programme: Kattegat/Skagerrak

Lead Partner: Halland Regional Development County

Norwegian Project owner: Knutepunkt Sørlandet

Partners: Halland Regional Development County, Knutepunkt Sørlandet, VIA University College, LDBR Landscentret,
Norddjurs Municipality, Skive Municipality, Laholm Municipality, Falkenberg Municipality, Hylte Municipality, Varberg Municipality, Halmstad University, University of Agder, Evje and Hornnes Municipality, Vennesla Municipality, Birkenes Municipality

Project Period: 1 June 2009 - 31 May 2012

Total Budget: 3 664 430 EUR

EU Grant: 1 045 945 EUR

Norwegian IR Grant: 695 790 EUR

Project Coordinator: Susanne Paulsson


Phone: +46 (0) 35 17 98 58


LISA (The development of rural communities in Scandinavia) is a collaborative project consisting of Norwegian, Danish and Swedish municipalities and the region, together with universities and colleges. The project has, through cooperation, research, raised competence and various specified measures to increase enterprise and attractiveness in country communities, increased settlement and trading activities in the outer reaches of the region. This has taken place through, amongst other things, joint-working towards tourism, local development plans, business ideas and people moving into the area.


Project Coordinator

Susanne Paulsson

+46 (0) 35 17 98 58