Staff members

Karin Topsø Larsen

Senior researcher, Bornholm,PhD, research & analysis

Regional development, regional education planning and youth mobility imperatives.

How Karin describes her work

“Regional development in peripheral areas, knowledge dynamics and regional innovation dynamics in peripheral areas, regional competence needs and education planning, experience economy, communication and knowledge sharing.

I have been shaped by my childhood as an immigrant – the heart of my research has always been minority studies. A minority perspective means paying attention to the position of social groups and localities that do not have the power to define society’s dominating structures and norms and yet have capacities to affect them. I am inquisitive by nature and eager to learn – often getting many more ideas than can be executed. As a person, colleague and collaborative partner I truly appreciate the interaction between solitary immersion and the energizing and educating flows of working collectively.”

Latest 3 projects
2018 Networks & communities Finished

New voices in rural development

This research project was carried out between September 2017 – November 2018. The project has sought to challenge two common understandings in particular: 1) moving in and out of rural areas are one-way processes that are either a loss or a gain for the rural area and 2) that rural areas are peripheral, relatively unconnected […]...

Karin Topsø Larsen, Rikke Brandt Broegaard, Lene Havtorn Larsen
Landdistriktspuljen (MBBL)
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2017 Labour market & education Finished

PhD thesis – Laboured Learning

“Laboured Learning – Investigating challenged localities through a geography of vocational education” is Karin Topsø Larsen’s PhD thesis, published by Aalborg University in January 2017. This thesis uses an approach that analyses the factors that influence the opportunity structures within the VET system, as well as an approach that examines young people’s perceptions of their […]...

Karin Topsø Larsen
Aalborg University
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2017 Knowledge & innovation, Tourism Finished

CIRTOINNO

Authors: Jesper Manniche, Karin Topsø Larsen, Rikke Brandt Broegaard and Emil Holland. See also the report: Promotion of the Circular Economy in Tourism – Experiences and Recommendations from the CIRTOINNO Project. This Handbook is the result of work carried out in Work Package 3 in the Interreg South Baltic innovation project, CIRTOINNO. The CIRTOINNO project […]...

Jesper Manniche, Karin Topsø Larsen, Rikke Brandt Broegaard
Interreg South Baltic
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Latest 3 releases
Jesper Manniche, Karin Topsø Larsen

Promotion of the Circular Economy in Tourism – Experiences and Recommendations from the CIRTOINNO Project

The purpose of this report is to present partners’ experiences from the varying activities accomplished in the South Baltic Interreg-project, CIRTOINNO, regarding the needs, interests and barriers of tourism SMEs in implementing CE ideas in their daily operations, and on this basis. The purpose is also to elaborate recommendations for possible initiatives and policies for […]

Jesper Manniche, Karin Topsø Larsen, Rikke Brandt Broegaard, Others

Destination: A circular tourism economy

Authors: Jesper Manniche, Karin Topsø Larsen, Rikke Brandt Broegaard and Emil Bæk Holland. This Handbook is the result of work carried out in Work Package 3 in the Interreg South Baltic innovation project, CIRTOINNO. The CIRTOINNO project aims to increase the innovativeness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the tourism sector by supporting the […]

Karin Topsø Larsen

Rural challenges in vocational education in Denmark

Presentation at the conference “Changing ruralities: Nordregio Forum 2018”, Lund, Sweden, 28 November 2018.