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New Secretary General of Nordic Council of Ministers

Karen Ellemann new Secretary General of Nordic Council of Ministers

Karen Ellemann has been a member of the Danish parliament, the Folketing, since 2007 and has held a number of ministerial posts in the Danish government. She will take up the role of Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers on 1 January 2023.

Karen Ellemann has extensive political expertise in several key areas for Our Vision 2030. She has been Denmark’s minister for gender equality, for the environment, and for social affairs and the interior. On several occasions, she has also been Denmark’s minister for Nordic co-operation.

– “The Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers plays an important role in our shared vision of the Nordic Region being the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. Karen Ellemann is well qualified for this role, and we look forward to working with her,” says Minister for Nordic Co-operation, Anne Beate Tvinnereim.

Ellemann is a trained primary school teacher and held a number of managerial roles in the private sector before entering politics in 2005. She has also chaired the Nordic Association and shown a incredible level of commitment to Nordic co-operation. Furthermore, Ellemann has never been shy to speak up when she thinks the Nordic countries could co-operate better.

– “I’m very pleased to be entrusted with the role of Secretary General. In light of the situation the world now finds itself in, Nordic co-operation appears more relevant than it has done for many years. I’m therefore looking forward to embarking on this incredibly exciting role together with all my Nordic colleagues in Copenhagen and at the institutions the length and breadth of the Nordic Region,” says Karen Ellemann.

Ellemann succeeds Paula Lehtomäki as Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Meet the winners of the 2022 Nordic Council prizes

Nora Dåsnes, Solvej Balle, Karin Rehnqvist, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Sjón, Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, and the City of Mariehamn are the winners of the 2022 Nordic Council prizes, announced during an awards ceremony broadcast live from Helsinki’s Musikhuset on the evening of Tuesday 1 November.

The Icelandic film “Lamm” won the film prize, while the environment prize went to the City of Mariehamn from Åland for the Nabben wetland. The literature prize went to Denmark’s Solvej Balle for her novel “Om udregning af rumfang I, II, III”, while the music prize went to the Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist for the work Silent Earth. Norwegian author Nora Dåsnes won the children and young people’s literature prize for the graphic novel “Ubesvart anrop”.

2022 Nordic Council Film Prize

The 2022 Nordic Council Film Prize goes to the Icelandic film “Lamb” by director and screenwriter Valdimar Jóhannsson, screenwriter Sjón and producers Hrönn Kristinsdóttir and Sara Nassim. The work is described by the jury as a unique story of loss, grief and fear.

Winner of the 2022 Nordic Council Film Prize 2022 Nordic Council Music Prize

The 2022 Nordic Council Music Prize goes to Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist for her work Silent Earth. Silent Earth is a bewildering and powerfully encouraging work which greatly impressed the adjudication committee. With a masterful touch, Karin Rehnqvist expresses the unique capacity of music.

Winner of the 2022 Nordic Council Music Prize 2022 Nordic Council Environment Prize

The 2022 Nordic Council Environment Prize goes to the City of Mariehamn from Åland for Nabben wetland for its versatile solution, which cleans the water environment and has positive impact on plant and animal life. In addition, the initiative aims to ensure climate adaptation in the urban environment.

Winner of the 2022 Nordic Council Environment Prize 2022 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize

The 2022 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize goes to the graphic novel “Ubesvart anrop” by Nora Dåsnes from Norway. Nora Dåsnes has won the prize for her strong, credible and nuanced work about how the terrorist attack on 22 July 2011 affected the entire Norwegian nation.

2022 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize

The 2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize goes to the novel “Om udregning af rumfang I, II och III” by author Solvej Balle from Denmark. Solvej Balle receives the prize for her work that the jury described as a masterpiece of its time.

Winner of the 2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize About the Nordic Council prizes

The Nordic Council awards five prizes each year – for literature, film, music, the environment, and children’s and young people’s literature. The winners each receive DKK 300,000 along with the Nordlys statuette, which is presented at an awards ceremony in connection with the annual Session of the Nordic Council.

The Nordic Council prizes Press photos

Photographer: Magnus Fröderberg, norden.org

Nordens hus søger deltids arkivar til en etårig projektstilling

Nordens hus søger deltids arkivar til en etårig projektstilling fra 1 januar 2023

Nordens hus i Reykjavik er et etableret Nordisk mødested for kunst, kultur, sprog og social diskussion. Bæredygtighed er centralt for vores virksomhed. Vi stræber efter CO2-neutralitet, og vi fokuserer på lighed og mangfoldighed. Vi tilbyder et modigt og relevant kunstnerisk, litterært og socialt program året rundt.

Vi søger en person med erfaring med arkiveringsarbejde til at katalogisere og arkivere Nordens Hus arkiv. Som arkivar i Nordens hus kommer du til at arbejde med at bevaring og bidrager samtidig til udviklingen af nye dokumentleverings- og modtagelsesprocedurer. Jobbet er selvstændigt og fleksibelt, og du får gode faglige og personlige udviklingsmuligheder.

Arbejdsopgaver:
• katalogisering og arkivering af Nordens hus arkiv
• Strukturere en taksonomi, der passer til dokument typerne i det aktuelle arkiv
•Oprette dokument procedurer for overlevering af fysiske og digitale materialer ved alt personale kontraktophør, til husets arkiv
• Aflevering af alt fysisk arkivmateriale ældre end 30 år, til Nationalarkivet
• Kassering af irrelevante dokumenter, samt udvalgte budgetår
• Digitalisering af husets fotografiske arkivaler
• Deltage i husets kundeservice, med faste ugentlige vagter

Kvalifikationer:
• Relevant uddannelse i katalogisering og arkivering
• Arbejdssproget er skandinavisk, islandsk og engelsk, derfor er det vigtigt, at du er sproglig fleksibel, og kan læse de fleste nordiske sprog, samt mestre islandsk
• Du bringer viden og indsigt i arkiverings procedurer
• Erfaring med katalogisering og arkivering
• Har gode organisatoriske evner, er omhyggelig, arbejdsom og selvstændig

Projektstillingen er 75% og tidsbestemt 1.1-31.12.2023.

Yderligere information fås hos Erling Kjærbo, Overbibliotekar, erling@nordichouse.is og Jóhann Kristjansson, HR-chef johann@nordichouse.is

Ansøgningsfristen er 15.11.2022 kl. 23:59. Ansøgere skal ansøge via www.norden.org.

Job opening in The Embassy of Sweden

The Embassy of Sweden in Reykjavik promotes the extensive and close relations between Sweden and Iceland and assists Swedish citizens. The embassy staff consists of the ambassador and the his secretary, who come from Sweden, as well as three full-time local employees. A more detailed description of our operations can be found on the website www.swedenabroad.com.

Please note that for this position a good knowledge of both Icelandic and Swedish is required.
Read more about qualifications in swedish here.

For questions about the position, contact Gunnar Ólafsson, current holder of the position, or Joanne Hurman, Third Secretary, on +354 520 1230.
Send CV and cover letter as well as other relevant documentation to ambassaden.reykjavik(at)gov.se by Monday 7 November.

READING CLUB IN THE NORDIC HOUSE

READING CLUB IN NORDENS HUS: 

FOR THOSE OF US WHO LOVE TO READ GOOD STORIES 

 

Join the Nordic House reading club at Reykjavik’s most beautiful library, where we talk about Nordic fiction. The reading club is led by Susanne Elgum from the library. 

We read in Scandinavian and talk together in “mixed Scandinavian” when we meet in the library, where we offer coffee and tea. 

 

The books are available at the Nordic House library, where the individual book can be ordered and collected with a library card, which is free for members of the reading club. 

Please register by sending an e-mail to susanne@nordichouse.is  and write which meeting day you wish to attend: 

 

Wednesday 26 October at 19.00-20.30: Meter i sekundet (2020) by Danish Stine Pilgaard 

Wednesday 23 November at 19.00-20.30: Stargate – en julefortelling (2021) by Norwegian Ingvild H. Rishøi 

 

Expected dates and books during spring 2023 (with reservations as the Nordic House is undergoing renovation) 

Wednesday 25 January at 19.00-20.30: Bränn alla mina brev (2018) by Swedish Axel Schulman 

Wednesday 22 February at 19.00-20.30: 11% (2022) by Norwegian-Danish Maren Uthaug 

Wednesday 22 March at 19.00-20.30: not yet decided 

Equal opportunities for children with developmental disorders

Equal opportunities for children of foreign origin with developmental disorders in the Nordics

The Nordic countries are seeing growing numbers of children with an immigrant background and developmental disorder.

The seminar gathers experts from the Nordic and Baltic countries to share knowledge and experiences on how to support the wellbeing of foreign-born children and youth with developmental disorders.

What does the situation look like in the Nordics in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic? What are the biggest challenges and what types of services seem to be the most successful for different groups? What can service providers working with immigrant families learn from the work in other Nordic countries to guarantee equal opportunities for all children?

You can participate on site at Nordic Culture Point or join us online.

Click here for program

More Information.

WATCH LIVE STREAM HERE. 

Nordic House Reykjavik open for internship positions

Nordic House Reykjavik open for internship positions (Knowing at least one Nordic language is essential for this position).

För 2023 söker vi tre praktikanter inom tre separata program. 

Som praktikant i Nordens hus är du en del av ett dynamiskt team, som arbetar med kulturutbyte mellan Island, Norden och de baltiska länderna i form av samarbetsprojekt med kulturinstitutioner, konstnärer och forskare i hela regionen. Nordens hus har en bred verksamhet och arrangerar kontinuerligt utställningar, evenemang, konferenser och festivaler med inriktning på konst, kultur och litteratur samt samhälls- och miljöfrågor. Arbete med tillgänglighet och mångfald är centralt för oss.

Som praktikant i Nordens hus får du en bred erfarenhet av projektplanering, -utveckling och genomförande. Du har ett brett ansvar och möjlighet att med din input och dina initiativ vara med om att utveckla organisationen. Därtill har du goda möjligheter att utvecklas inom ditt eget område och införskaffa värdefull professionell erfarenhet och goda kontaktnät inför framtiden.

Sista ansökningsdatum är 16.10.2022.  


Läs mer om de lediga praktikant stallningar och hur du ansöker
här.

 

Nominations for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2022

Planting eelgrass in Denmark, restoring drained wetlands in Iceland, Sweden’s oldest existing UNESCO biosphere reserve and a voluntary association that restores rivers and streams in Finland. Six projects have been nominated for the Environment Prize 2022 for the theme is nature-based solutions.

Six nominations

The nominations for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2022 are:

Sund Vejle Fjord – Denmark The Finnish River Management Association Virho – Finland Louise Lynge – Greenland Votlendissjóður / The Icelandic Wetland Fund – Iceland Kristianstads Vattenrike – Sweden City of Mariehamn for Nabben wetland – Åland

Winner to be announced in November
The winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2022 will be announced on 1 November in Helsinki during the Session of the Nordic Council. The winner will receive the Nordlys statuette and DKK 300,000.

About the theme:

The theme for 2022 is “Nature-based solutions – a versatile response to the major environmental challenges facing society”. The point is to draw attention to the fact that nature and how we manage it can help provide versatile solutions to biodiversity loss and the climate crisis, facilitate effective climate adaptation measures in urban environments and enhance human health and well-being.

Read more about the Nordic Council Environment Prize and the nominations here. 

The Latvian president visited the Nordic house

The Latvian president and his wife came to visit the Nordic house to get to know the collaboration of the Latvian school in Reykjavík and the Nordic house. The Latvian school in Reykjavík has been hosting their lessons and open events at the Nordic house since May 2021 after taking part in the Baltic Children’s Culture Festival. During the visit they got an introduction from Emils Linga, director of the school and got to know the students of the school, received presents from them and listen to songs.  Sabina Westerholm, director of the Nordic house, and Hrafnhildur Gissurardóttir, head of education, were present and both said a few words of appreciation on this occasion.

President of Latvia and the first lady with Emil Linga, school master, and children from the Lattvian school in Reykjavík.

Photo by Valsts prezidents

Welcome to the opening of the Latvian School in Reykjavík

Welcome to the opening of the Latvian School in Reykjavík on August 26th at 19:00.

The President of Latvia and his wife and the Ambassador of Latvia in Norway will honor us with their presence and will take a look at the school’s daily activities.

The event is intended for families with children.

Those who have not yet registered their children for classes can do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWC96Z5

More information about the Latvian school in Reykjavík: https://latviesuskolina.wordpress.com/

The Latvian School in Reykjavik was founded in 2014. It teaches Latvian language and culture to Latvians living in Iceland. The school is run by Latvian volunteers and has been collaborating wit the Nordic house since 2021 Baltic Childrens Culture festival.

Welcome to the opening of the Latvian School in Reykjavík

Welcome to the opening of the Latvian School in Reykjavík on August 26th at 19:00.

The President of Latvia and his wife and the Ambassador of Latvia in Norway will honor us with their presence and will take a look at the school’s daily activities.

The event is intended for families with children.

Those who have not yet registered their children for classes can do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWC96Z5

More information about the Latvian school in Reykjavík: https://latviesuskolina.wordpress.com/

The Latvian School in Reykjavik was founded in 2014. It teaches Latvian language and culture to Latvians living in Iceland. The school is run by Latvian volunteers and has been collaborating wit the Nordic house since 2021 Baltic Childrens Culture festival.

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