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Allt rörligare arbetsliv ger hopp för krympande regioner

Pandemin har drivit på människors rörlighet mellan stad och land, och ökat intresset för distansarbete och boende på landsbygden. De nordiska ministrarna med ansvar för regional utveckling vill fånga momentum. De inleder en analys av hur Norden kan understödja trenden för att skapa en hållbar tillväxt i regionerna.

”Stor samsyn på nordiskt försvarssamarbete”

Arktis, Östersjön och cyberattacker stod på agendan då Nordiska rådet ordnade en försvarskonferens i Köpenhamn på torsdagen. Konferensen visade att de nordiska länderna ha stor samsyn i försvars- och säkerhetsfrågor, sammanfattade Nordiska rådets vicepresident Annette Lind dagen.

Young people advise the Nordic Council of Ministers

Young people are key players in the development of new material explaining what the Nordic Council of Ministers is and why working here also benefits children and young people in the Nordic Region.

E-health services for all!

Digital health technology will improve people’s lives in the Nordic Region but not everyone finds the new digital world easy to navigate. To address this issue, the Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region is calling on the Nordic Council of Ministers to establish the conditions necessary for older and vulnerable groups to derive the same benefits from e-health services as everybody else.   

E-health services for all!

Digital health technology will improve people’s lives in the Nordic Region but not everyone finds the new digital world easy to navigate. To address this issue, the Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region is calling on the Nordic Council of Ministers to establish the conditions necessary for older and vulnerable groups to derive the same benefits from e-health services as everybody else.   

Committees: Teach young people more about the Nordic Region in schools!

Although English is hugely influential on young people in the Nordic Region, two-thirds of young adults aged 16 to 25 believe that language comprehension is an important part of the Nordic community. If those living in the Nordic Region don’t understand each other’s day-to-day lives, they won’t be able to overcome major challenges together – that was the message of the Committee for Knowledge and Culture in the Nordic Region, which is seeking to strengthen Nordic education in schools by way of a new proposal.

“Designation of international ecocide would send a strong signal”

Should the Nordic Region support demands for an international law that criminalises large-scale environmental destruction? This proposal was raised and discussed by Nordic parliamentarians in the Sustainability Committee during their September meeting.

Digitale sundhedstjenester skal være for alle

Digital sundhedsteknologi vil løfte velfærden for borgere i Norden, men ikke alle har lige let ved den digitaliserede tilværelse, der vinder frem. Udvalget for Velfærd i Norden anbefaler derfor Nordisk Ministerråd at skabe forudsætningerne for at ældre og udsatte grupper får samme gavn af digitale netlægetjenester som andre.   

NATO Secretary General guest at the Session of the Nordic Council

Co-operation on defence has become an increasingly central element of Nordic co-operation. It will also be one of the topics discussed and debated at the Session of the Nordic Council in November, where NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will be a guest speaker. He will give a speech at the Session on 3 November.

The Nordic Region should introduce a five-percent biofuel ratio and a fossil-free aviation market by 2040

All the Nordic countries have set themselves ambitious targets for cutting their CO2 emissions. Consequently, the Nordic Council Committee for Growth and Development in the Nordic Region believes that there is a basis for establishing fossil-free transport solutions and thus a fossil-free aviation market by 2040. The goal of a five-percent biofuel ratio is a start.

COVID-19 has been bad for the mental health of vulnerable children and young people

Distance learning, sports halls closed, minimal social interaction with friends. COVID-19 has hit many areas of life hard and had a negative impact on children and young people’s mental health, particularly for those who were already having a hard time. These are just some of the points that emerged from a meeting of the Nordic Council's Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region with Lena Hallengren, the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs. The committee is calling for an in-depth analysis of the issues, preventive measures in the future, greater focus on schools and closer Nordic co-operation.

Can you love whoever you want in care homes?

Can LGBTI people grow older with dignity in the Nordic Region, or are they forced back into the closet at residential nursing and care homes? The Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality and LGBTI today launched a three-year Nordic research initiative on the living conditions of older LGBTI people, and on the skills needed within the field of nursing and care.

NATO Secretary General guest at the Session of the Nordic Council

Co-operation on defence has become an increasingly central element of Nordic co-operation. It will also be one of the topics discussed and debated at the Session of the Nordic Council in November, where NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will be a guest speaker. He will give a speech at the Session on 3 November.

Here are the nominees for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2021

A database of the carbon footprint of food products, regenerative agriculture that sequesters CO2 in the soil, and a greenhouse in Greenland that supplies local restaurants and citizens with fresh food are all among the nominees for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2021. The nominees represent Nordic solutions to the challenge of creating a sustainable food system that benefits biodiversity, the environment and the climate.

Can the wellbeing economy provide a boost to the Nordic welfare model?

The wellbeing economy is good for society and the individual, according to the authors of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ new report “Towards a Nordic wellbeing economy”. Finland and Iceland have made the greatest progress toward putting the wellbeing economy on the agenda, but there is still plenty of work to be done before it becomes an integral part of the political decision-making processes.

Can the wellbeing economy provide a boost to the Nordic welfare model?

The wellbeing economy is good for society and the individual, according to the authors of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ new report “Towards a Nordic wellbeing economy”. Finland and Iceland have made the greatest progress toward putting the wellbeing economy on the agenda, but there is still plenty of work to be done before it becomes an integral part of the political decision-making processes.

New report charts the progress of the sustainable transition in the Nordic Region

A new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers takes stock of the work on the sustainable transition – which seems more relevant than ever now, after a summer of extreme weather events. The report shows that the green transition remains the greatest challenge in the Nordic Region, while parameters such as social sustainability and competitiveness are edging closer to the target.

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