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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.

Milestone for Nordic-Baltic e-ID

In a couple of years, Nordic and Baltic citizens will be able to use their national electronic IDs to access public services when they move to, work in or study in any other country in the region. This seamless digital integration will have an even greater impact on mobility than the groundbreaking Nordic Passport Union did in 1952.

Out now: Nordic food-policy guide in Spanish

The Solutions Menu brought the most innovative food policy solutions in the Nordic Region together for the first time when it was launched in June 2018. Now, just a few months later, a Spanish edition is being presented in Costa Rica at the 2nd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme.

Out now: Nordic food-policy guide in Spanish

The Solutions Menu brought the most innovative food policy solutions in the Nordic Region together for the first time when it was launched in June 2018. Now, just a few months later, a Spanish edition is being presented in Costa Rica at the 2nd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme.

Second act: Nordic debate on the #metoo movement in the cultural sector

Next week a Nordic debate relay on the #metoo movement will get underway with journalist and author Alexandra Pascalidou at the helm. The Nordic ministers for culture want the separate movements of the eight Nordic countries to join forces to find the tools required to bring about change.

Stepping up Nordic climate co-operation

“The aim of the Nordic countries is to be carbon neutral and to demonstrate leadership in the fight against global warming.” These were the words of the Nordic prime ministers in their declaration at a summit in Helsinki as part of active Nordic climate co-operation under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Shortlist for the next Nordic cultural initiative

Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Rome are just three of the eight venues shortlisted to host the next major Nordic cultural initiative abroad. The Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture announced the shortlist on 23 January.

Nordic ethics committee for clinical trials

The Nordic Region should set up a single ethics committee for clinical trials of medicines, according to the Committee for Knowledge and Culture in the Nordic Region, which is calling on the national governments to implement its proposal.

No one in the Nordic Region should feel excluded

Based on a social review – Knowledge that works in practice – the Nordic Council Welfare Committee is seeking to turn the Nordic Region into a global frontrunner in preventing the exclusion of the most vulnerable groups in society. The objective is to make the Nordic Region the most integrated in the world by way of social investment and prevention.

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.

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