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Nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize

A modern fable about a duck who lives in the city and can no longer fly, poems about a domestic tyrant and his son in the form of a diary, and an indomitable pearl diver on the hunt for the elusive Treasure Pearl – these are just some of the stories among this year’s 14 nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.

Create your own Nordic Day at home

Today is Nordic Day, so we would like to show you something. We’d like to show you just how much literature, entertainment, and drama you and everyone else in the Nordic Region has access to, wherever in the region you are, whatever your age, and whatever your tastes. You can create your very own Nordic Day at home by immersing yourself in a world of films, television series, music, and literature to help you brush up on the Nordic Region that you’re a part of.

Nordic ministers discuss the corona pandemic

In light of recent developments, the Nordic Council of Ministers held a video conference today on the status of the corona virus and how the Nordic countries are responding to it.

Nordic House is closed – but work goes on!

Due to the strict measures introduced by the Danish government to restrict the spread of the corona virus, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Council and the Nordic Culture Fund have decided to shut Nordic House in Copenhagen.

Nordic Council supports democratic forces in Poland

Democracy, human rights, and security were on the agenda when the Nordic Council visited the Polish senate on 9 and 10 March. The Nordic Council was invited by Marshal of the Senate and member of the opposition Tomasz Grodzki.

Nordic Council supports democratic forces in Poland

Democracy, human rights, and security were on the agenda when the Nordic Council visited the Polish senate on 9 and 10 March. The Nordic Council was invited by Marshal of the Senate and member of the opposition Tomasz Grodzki.

Digital services to make day-to-day life easier

The Nordic and Baltic ministers responsible for digitalisation want to make the day-to-day lives of residents and operation of businesses easier by providing cross-border digital services.

Ministers join activists at UN Commission on the Status of Women

What will it take to make the Nordic region the most gender-equal place in the world? For a start, it will take young people setting the political agenda, a process that will start at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) in New York, where the Nordic governments will be joined by nine young experts and activists.

New call for applications is now open – Nordic co-operation projects involving North-West Russia and the Baltic Sea Region

The Nordic Council of Ministers has earmarked DKK 10 million for projects involving co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region and North-West Russia. A new call for applications with deadline 27th of April 2020 has now been opened. Projects of any theme of mutual interest can be suggested, and special pools are available for strengthening democracy, human rights, civil society and co-operation between NGOs.

New call for applications is now open – Nordic co-operation projects involving North-West Russia and the Baltic Sea Region

The Nordic Council of Ministers has earmarked DKK 10 million for projects involving co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region and North-West Russia. A new call for applications with deadline 27th of April 2020 has now been opened. Projects of any theme of mutual interest can be suggested, and special pools are available for strengthening democracy, human rights, civil society and co-operation between NGOs.

Ministers join activists at UN Commission on the Status of Women

What will it take to make the Nordic region the most gender-equal place in the world? For a start, it will take young people setting the political agenda, a process that will start at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) in New York, where the Nordic governments will be joined by nine young experts and activists.

Thirteen nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize

Thirteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes in Reykjavik this autumn. The following works are competing for the prize.

The Nordic Safe Cities continues as an independent association

2020 marks the beginning of a new journey for The Nordic Safe Cities alliance towards an even stronger network, as it continues as an independent association. A transformation that underlines the success of the project and the creation of even closer Nordic cooperation to secure the safety of our region.

Nominate a candidate for the 2020 Nordic Council Environment Prize

The topic of the 2020 Nordic Council Environment Prize is biodiversity, and you can now put forward candidates for the prize. The prize of DKK 350,000 will be awarded to someone in the Nordic countries who has done something special in an effort to ensure a richer nature for our shared future.

Coming together through language

Young people in the Nordic region would like to learn to understand each other better across national borders. They want to see innovative thinking in language teaching and opportunities to get together. These were the clear messages to Nordic politicians from a group of young people at a conference in Iceland.

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