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Huge potential for Nordic co-operation on tourism

A new report commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers states that the Nordic countries have a lot to gain from working together in the field of tourism. Areas in which co-operation may be beneficial include innovation, digitalisation, and marketing.

Leading Nordic candidates go head-to-head in EU election debate

Ahead of this year’s election for the European Parliament, on 8 April in conjunction with the Nordic Council’s Theme Session in Copenhagen, the Nordic Council will bring together candidates from the three Nordic EU Member States to take part in a joint debate for the very first time.

New Secretary General: Nordic co-operation must benefit everybody

Paula Lehtomäki took up her duties as the new Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers today, Monday 18 March, barely a week after her last day at work as State Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office in Finland. But she is motivated and full of energy.

Fluorinated substances pollute for billions of Euros every year

Almost all people have so called PFAS-substances in their bodies today. A new Nordic report estimates annual health-related costs to 2.8 – 4.6 billion EUR for the Nordic countries and 52 – 84 billion EUR for all EEA countries.

Baltic diets: mapping a transition to sustainable food systems

For the first time ever, movers and shakers representing civil society, research, government, Nordic embassies and funding agencies joined forces in Riga, Latvia, to discuss data needs, available policy options and the opportunities and roles fro different sectors in the transition towards healthy and sustainable food systems in the Baltic region.

“New Nordic Peace” - seminar on peace and conflict resolution

What are the conditions for Nordic co-operation in the field of peace and conflict resolution in today’s multipolar world? The answer to this question can be found in a new report to be published in conjunction with the Nordic Council’s theme session in Copenhagen on 9 April.

New Nordic Food to fund sustainable development projects

Do you have an exciting idea for a project that would help develop Nordic food culture? New Nordic Food is now accepting funding applications for new forms of collaboration that will contribute to sustainable development. Priority will be given to projects dealing with food in the public sector, sustainable development, communications and food tourism.

Nordic commitment to driving global gender equality

“We commit to delivering towards the gender equality goal in Agenda 2030 with unrelenting vigour,” write the eight Nordic ministers for gender equality in a declaration handed over to the UN Women's Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Sunday evening, US time.

Nordic talks on parental leave at the UN

Share the Care! It’s only when women and men share family responsibilities equally that we can achieve economic gender equality. This is the message of the Nordic ministers for gender equality at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63, which starts next week. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be initiating joint Nordic efforts to reach the UN Agenda 2030’s goal on gender equality.

Finnish government resigns

On Friday 8 March, the Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä, requested the permission of the President, Sauli Niinistö, to dissolve the current parliament.

Nordic talks on parental leave at the UN

Share the Care! It’s only when women and men share family responsibilities equally that we can achieve economic gender equality. This is the message of the Nordic ministers for gender equality at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63, which starts next week. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be initiating joint Nordic efforts to reach the UN Agenda 2030’s goal on gender equality.

Nordic talks on parental leave at the UN

Share the Care! It’s only when women and men share family responsibilities equally that we can achieve economic gender equality. This is the message of the Nordic ministers for gender equality at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63, which starts next week. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be initiating joint Nordic efforts to reach the UN Agenda 2030’s goal on gender equality.

Are you a “Dad on Board”? Let’s hear about it at the CSW!

An investment in paid parental leave for fathers is also an investment in women’s career opportunities. The Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality is inviting fathers from across the globe to show their support for shared and paid parental leave through the hashtag #SharetheCare. Get involved during the opening of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63!

Nordic food policy inspires India to be a sustainable superpower

For two regions distinctly different in their history, geography, ecology and economy, finding common ground is not immediately apparent. Yet, a deeper discussion reveals that there are commonalities between India and the Nordic Region in the way both perceive food sustainability.

Thirteen nominees for the 2019 Nordic Council Literature Prize

Thirteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The winner will be announced in Stockholm this autumn, with the following works competing for the prize.

THE SECRETARY GENERAL’S BLOG: Nordic consumption is unsustainable

Denmark and the Nordic Region may top the global rankings for sustainable development – but even so, if everyone consumed resources at the rate we do, it would take four Earths to sustain the human race, writes Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers in his latest blog.

Submit your candidate for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019

Theme for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019: Initiatives that promote sustainable consumption and production by doing more and better with less. Anybody can suggest candidates for the prize. The winner will be announced in Stockholm on 29th of October 2019 during the Session of the Nordic Council.

Preparing for tomorrow’s world

What competencies will pupils and students need in the society of the future? Nobody knows for sure. What we do know is that we can learn to cope with the uncertainty. It is called “computational thinking”. The Nordic Region aims to be a leader in the field and has already made considerable progress, with Nordic CRAFT acting as the spearhead.

Even greater mobility in the Nordic Region

Freedom of movement is one of the cornerstones of Nordic co-operation, and it will soon be even easier to relocate to another Nordic country to work, study, run a business or just to live there. The Nordic Mobility Action Programme 2019–21 outlines how progress will be made toward these goals. It was adopted at a meeting of the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation in Reykjavik on 7 February, the first meeting under the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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