Second Session of BRIDGE Project in Vardo
In the framework of the Flagship University Development Program of PetrSU and the project ENI KO1013 BRIDGE – Barents Region Initiative for Developing Growth and Employability, seven students of the Institute of Economics and Law took part in the 2nd second session of business case study.
On October 6-11 the Norwegian city of Vardo hosted the second session of the BRIDGE project that convened over 65 people, 37 of whom were foreigners. The session offered 10 business cases. The BRIDGE project is a part of Kolarctic 2014-2020 program.
Alongside PetrSU the partners of the project are Arctic University of Norway (Lead Partner), Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Murmansk Arctic State University and ITMO University (Saint Petersburg).
Vardo is a small fishing town in Finnmark county in Northern Norway. It has a population of 2 thousand people. This town is located in the extreme northeastern part of Norway and is the only one that has subarctic climate.
Vardo is famous for its festivals, street art and snowball wars, birdlife and fishing.
The Master and Bachelor Degree students of the Institute of Economics and Law Polina Golomydko, Yana Kocherina, Daria Pavlik, Aleksandr Saraev, Vera Shikhalova, Lidiya Yurchik, and Aleksandr Yakushevsky joined international and interdisciplinary teams and worked on cases under the guidance of the Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Management Oksana Prokhorova. Altogether the session involved 10 cases, 8 of which involved our students and the teacher: Vardohus Fortress, Vardo Tourism, Vaganer Cook, Vardo Hotel, Varanger View, Vardo Port, Seafood Center, and Culture Pilot. All cases were aimed at the development of Vardo and Finnmark county.
Throughout a week the participants of the session met with representatives of companies and municipality in order to develop a team solution. At the end of the session, the teams presented preliminary results and discussed their activities for the next six weeks. The final presentation will take place on November 26-27 in the form of a video conference.