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Concerns over progress toward a Nordic e-ID solution

The Nordic Council Committee for Growth and Development in the Nordic Region is concerned about the progress of the NOBID project. Mutual recognition of national e-ID solutions depends on all of the countries ensuring that their schemes work with all of the others. The Committee is concerned that not all of the countries seem to be moving in the same direction.

New report: Pandemic brings big changes to Nordic media

The corona pandemic has had a major impact on the Nordic news media. Advertising revenue has fallen sharply, while interest in professional news coverage has risen. Several companies have reported record sales of digital subscriptions as a result of the pandemic, according to a new report from Nordicom commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Debate on Faroese abortion legislation

At its meeting this week, the Nordic Council Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region discussed abortion legislation and gender equality in the Faroe Islands. The committee has decided to discuss the matter again at a forthcoming meeting and will invite experts in the field as well as representatives from the UN to shed further light on the matter.

Proposal for a Nordic youth fund for biodiversity and the climate

When Greta Tunberg turned down the Nordic Council Environment Prize a couple of years ago, the idea emerged of a fund for young people who want to run projects on biodiversity and the climate. Yesterday, the Nordic Sustainability Committee backed the proposal to set up a fund and is now starting to look at ways of financing it.

Nordic Council calls for end to online abuse

The Nordic Council’s Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region wants to see something done about the disparaging and hateful tone on the Internet, a growing trend targeted at women in particular, who are being forced out of public debates by sexual harassment and threats.

LIVE: Meet the nominees of the 2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize

14 April sees the start of a brand new series of livestreamed author discussions with the nominees of the 2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize. Each week we’ll meet some of the authors to talk about survival, madness, relationships, motherhood, the desire to travel, decay, and other perspectives that their works touch on. There will also be readings of the nominated works.

Help make the Nordic Region green, competitive and socially sustainable

The Nordic Council of Ministers is setting up a multi-disciplinary network to encourage closer co-operation between civil society organisations throughout the Region. All Nordic civil society organisations involved in work on sustainability are invited to apply to join.

Nordic Council and Scotland to work together at COP26

Bertel Haarder, President of the Nordic Council, and Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, met online on 26 March. The agenda included working together at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November.

Help make the Nordic Region green, competitive and socially sustainable

The Nordic Council of Ministers is setting up a multi-disciplinary network to encourage closer co-operation between civil society organisations throughout the Region. All Nordic civil society organisations involved in work on sustainability are invited to apply to join.

Welfare policy and economic sustainability go hand in hand

The Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2021 focused on the well-being economy at today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers for Health and Social Affairs. The principle behind the well-being economy is that when a society invests in the welfare of its people and nature, it is also an economic investment. By working together on this, the Nordic countries can generate even greater added value for everybody in the Region.

Meet the nominees for the 2021 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize

Fourteen Nordic picture books, youth novels, and future epics have been nominated for the 2021 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. This year’s nominees deal with topics like the climate crisis of our time, as well as big issues such as identity, existence, and science, alongside playful fantasies, inventions, and science fiction. The winner will be announced in Copenhagen in November.

Social and health lessons learned from the pandemic

The Nordic Council of Ministers for Health and Social Affairs met online today to discuss what has been learned during the COVID-19 pandemic – both positive and negative. The point of the meeting was to come up with proposals for how the Nordic countries might become better at working together on health and social issues in the event of any future crises.

Opening for young Nordic and Canadian aspiring journalists

What role can journalism play in tackling the global climate crisis and promoting sustainability? Young, emerging Nordic and Canadian journalists are now being invited to apply to participate in a new environmental journalism fellowship. It is an opportunity to learn about, exchange knowledge of and dive headlong into some of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Launched today, the fellowship programme is part of the Nordic Bridges cultural initiative taking place across Canada in 2022 and is supported by the Nordic ministers for culture.

Is poorer language comprehension weakening the Nordic community?

The people of the Nordic Region have long believed that language and culture bind us together. Historically, our countries have enjoyed close cultural, linguistic and political links. But how well do people really understand the neighbouring Scandinavian languages today, and what does that mean for our sense of community? A new report by the Nordic Council of Ministers takes a snapshot of how young people in the Region view the Nordic language community.

Call for green, vibrant and inclusive culture

The vital role of culture in the green transition is reflected in the new priorities outlined by the Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture. Artistic freedom, cultural exchange programmes and dialogue lead to new solutions and opportunities for sustainable living. Culture and media create meeting places, pose important questions and help us address global challenges.

Digitalisation can help us pick up the green pace

How can the Nordic and Baltic countries use digitalisation to drive forward a green recovery? This was on top of the agenda when Nordic and Baltic ministers for digitalisation met with EU-Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager.

Nordic Day in the middle of a crisis

The Nordic Council of Ministers is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. Five online debates will mark the occasion on Nordic Day – 23 March. They will focus on key themes important to ordinary citizens and to realising the vision of making the Nordic Region the most integrated and sustainable region in the world.

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