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New Info Norden offers more useful Nordic information

The Nordic Council of Ministers is enhancing its information service for Nordic residents. From the start of 2019, anyone wanting to know more about Nordic funding and support, or about how to run a business in another Nordic country can turn to Info Norden for assistance.

New Nordic-Russian knowledge platform for HIV and tuberculosis

Two years of co-operation between the Nordic Region and Northwest Russia have resulted in the creation of a new platform for sharing knowledge and experience on best practice in combating and preventing HIV and related infections. 

Seaweed chair wins Nordic design competition

“The Coastal Furniture” has come out top in the final round of the Nordic Design Competition. The chair by the Danish designer Nikolaj Thrane Carlsen won 22% of the votes at the UN Climate Summit in Katowice and was announced as the winner at a talk about design held in the Nordic Pavilion.

The Nordic dialogue in Katowice

During two packed weeks, the Nordic pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations in Katowice – The COP24 - has been a center of knowledge sharing and dialogue on climate solutions and challenges.

Patients protected against doubtful nomadic doctors

A revised agreement in the Nordic Council of Ministers now ensures greater patient protection against falling into the hands of questionable healthcare workers travelling to and between the Nordic countries without the proper qualifications and, in the worst cases, with suitcases full of patient complaints and expulsions. Greenland and the Faroe Islands have now also signed up to the agreement.

Cristiana Pasca Palmer to attend Nordic Council event at COP24

Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, will take part in an event hosted by the Nordic Council at COP24 in Katowice. Ms. Paşca Palmer will talk about the close links between climate change, biodiversity, and human survival.

You can now apply for funding for Arctic projects

The application round for project funding for 2019 within the scope of the Nordic Council of Minister’s Arctic Co-operation Programme is now open. The final deadline for submitting applications is 24 January 2019.

Новое направление сотрудничества Северных стран и России в сфере здравоохранения

В течение следующих двух лет сотрудничество Совета Министров Северных Стран по вопросам здравоохранения на Северо-Западе России будет сосредоточено на повышении знаний об устойчивости к антибиотикам среди медицинского персонала и среди населения в целом. На своем заседании 11 декабря Комитет по делам сотрудничества Северных стран принял решение выделить 6 млн. датских крон на эти цели.

Cristiana Pasca Palmer to attend Nordic Council event at COP24

Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, will take part in an event hosted by the Nordic Council at COP24 in Katowice. Ms. Pasca Palmer will talk about the close links between climate change, biodiversity, and human survival.

Ambisiøst nytt nordisk klima- og miljøsamarbeid

Stans i tap av biologisk mangfold, reduksjon av plastutslipp til havet, et felles nordisk innspill til klimaforhandlingene og bærekraftig bruk av naturressurser er blant de ambisiøse målene i det nye nordiske samarbeidsprogrammet for miljø og klima.

Nordic leadership - what makes it so special?

A new report by the Nordic Council of Ministers puts Nordic leadership in the spotlight. What makes Nordic leadership so special? How does it differ from leadership in countries like the US, China, and Germany? The authors describe Nordic leadership as a way to combine economic growth with democratic stability. The report summarises current knowledge and research on this subject.

A new focus for Nordic-Russian co-operation on health

Over the next two years, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ co-operation on health in Northwest Russia will be focused on increasing knowledge on antibiotic resistance among both healthcare staff and the population more generally. At its meeting on 11 December, the Nordic Committee for Co-operation decided to set aside DKK 6 million for this purpose.

International appetite for Nordic food policies

International interest in Nordic know-how on how citizen-driven policies can catalyse the transformation of food systems has grown remarkably during the last year. Both governmental bodies in, for instance, Costa Rica, India and Scotland as well as agenda-setting international organisations like World Health Organization, World Food Programme, UN Environment, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization are looking to our region to learn more.

Join the Nordic Region at the UN climate talks

People have high expectations of the COP24 climate negotiations in December but also significant concerns. Will the world manage to follow up on the Paris Agreement? The Nordic Pavilion will provide a venue to discuss Nordic challenges and solutions. Join the discussion in Katowice and on social media!

New Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong

A new Nordic Innovation House has just been opened in Hong Kong as a bridge builder and platform for Nordic companies who want to establish themselves in Asia or learn how to adapt to the Asian market and competition.

Trend toward polarisation on labour market

The Nordic countries need to act now if they want to keep the model for the labour market that is so well know around the world. Specifically, they need to come up with new policies to counteract polarisation, inequality and knowledge gaps. The megatrends on the labour market point to these gaps widening and a greater need for education and training, according to the first interim report by the Nordic research project, The Future of Work.

Trend toward polarisation on labour market

The Nordic countries need to act now if they want to keep the model for the labour market that is so well know around the world. Specifically, they need to come up with new policies to counteract polarisation, inequality and knowledge gaps. The megatrends on the labour market point to these gaps widening and a greater need for education and training, according to the first interim report by the Nordic research project, The Future of Work.

New Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong

A new Nordic Innovation House has just been opened in Hong Kong as a bridge builder and platform for Nordic companies who want to establish themselves in Asia or learn how to adapt to the Asian market and competition.

What do we really know about integration in the Nordic Region?

Quite a lot actually but up until now the information has been fragmented, making the statistics difficult to compare. A groundbreaking project involving all of the national statistics offices has now harmonised registry data on immigration and integration.

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