Post retirement schemes and unemployment benefits: Any person who is actively looking for employment in the Nordic economies is entitled to certain daily allowance which differs from country to country. Since Sweden has the highest voter turnout in Europe, it also therefore has the highest turnout among the Nordic countries; 83 per cent at the last local elections in 2014. Denmark, whose election system is roughly the same as Norway's, was about seven percentage points higher than Norway in the last local elections in 2013. See how Norway ranks in US News Best Countries.
All countries participating in the study have selected at least three case studies of MSc Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering The joint master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering pools the facilities, innovation and talent from energy departments at the largest technical universities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. By this indicator, US innovation activity lags behind that of Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The same result obtains when comparing some of the most frequently used indicators of innovation inputs, such as business expenditure on research and development, the share of researchers in total employment, and even the stock of venture capital as a share of GDP (Table 1). However, CEE policymakers do not need to look far for inspiration and best practice when identifying methods for boosting domestic innovation.