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Nordic Workplace Democracy Why do Nordic countries have three times more trade union members than Scotland? Venue; Glasgow University Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, Glasgow Date; Wednesday 20th February 6.30 – 8.30pm Speakers; Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir - chairperson of Efling, second largest union in Iceland and the largest union of foreign... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Nordic Horizons
Sponsored by the Scottish Government Chair: Lesley Riddoch, Writer & Broadcaster Speaker: Dan Jorgensen MP, Danish Parliament Wednesday 30 January 18.00- 20.00 50 George Square Lecture Theatre Edinburgh University What do you expect MPs to do when a rightwing US TV station slags off their country? Well, Danish MP Dan... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
Tor Ingebrigtsen is professor of clinical neuroscience at the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway and senior adviser to the CEO at the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) in Tromsø, Norway. Lesley Riddoch, writer and broadcaster chaired this meeting of Nordic Horizons on 27 November 2018 at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
If you are unable to attend the event - Democracy TV are live-streaming the whole event, you can view it here. After the event, this link will become the archive recording. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
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This summer, Phantom Power filmmaker Al McMaster and I crowd-funded to finance the production of three films about our small, successful Nordic neighbours. Over the summer I researched and set up interviews, we both travelled to the Faroes, Iceland and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Lesley Riddoch
Date and Venue Tuesday 27 November 2018 Grassmarket Community Project 86 Candlemaker Row Edinburgh EH1 2QA Tor Ingebrigtsen is professor of clinical neuroscience at the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway and senior adviser to the CEO at the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) in Tromsø, Norway.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
Juha Kaaninen of the Y Foundation gave an excellent presentation at this meeting. Below are the various materials from this Nordic Horizons event. There is a copy of his presentation, a short audio podcast interview and two separate films of the event itself. Download the Have the Finns ended Homelessness... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
Have the Finns ended homelessness? ..and can Scots follow their lead? Speaker - Juha Kaakinen CEO of the Y-Foundation in Helsinki Venue – Grassmarket Community Centre 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA Tuesday 18 September Time 6-8pm The Finns have come up with a radical approach to tackling homelessness. They... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
Hi everyone, As you are aware, the "Get the Bairns Oot" event tomorrow night sold out very fast. I am sure there are lots of folks who would like to rock up and see if there are spaces...looks like there won't be any...so can I suggest you use the Livestream... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
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Is Scotland set to follow Norway with a push for outdoor kindergartens? And if so, how do they work? In Arctic Tromso, Turid Boholm set up the Bukkespranget Barnehage (literally 'child garden') with support from local parents. Children learn, play and eat outdoors, even in the cold, dark Arctic winter.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
‘Brexit, Scotland & the EEA: The Nordic half-way house option’ Tuesday 20th March 6pm to 8pm Scottish Parliament Sponsored by Ivan McKee MSP Brexit makes it more likely Scotland will soon be negotiating its own relationship with Europe. But what will that be? Full EU membership or the expensive "halfway... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
‘Brexit, Scotland & the EEA: The Nordic half-way house option’ Tuesday 20th March 6pm to 8pm Scottish Parliament Sponsored by Ivan McKee MSP Brexit makes it more likely Scotland will soon be negotiating its own relationship with Europe. But what will that be? Full EU membership or the expensive "halfway... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
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Sponsored by the Scottish Government Speaker: Petter Haugneland, Communications Director, Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association Scottish Response from Sarah Beattie-Smith of WWF Chair: Chris Smith Climate change poses serious challenges for transport throughout the world, including for car and vehicle use. As is almost always the case, the Nordic countries are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Nordic Horizons
As a packed audience last Sunday at Edinburgh found out, the answer to the question "Is the Future Arctic?" is 'yes'. You can view the proceedings in two videos from Democracy TV below to get a flavour of what the debate was like. But first; we asked some primary school... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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Sponsored by the Scottish Government Speaker: Petter Haugneland, Communications Director, Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association Chair: Lesley Riddoch, writer and broadcaster Climate change poses serious challenges for transport throughout the world, including for car and vehicle use. As is almost always the case, the Nordic countries are leading the way in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
We invited the pupils of Pinkie St Peters Primary School in Musselburgh to record some questions for the "Is the Future Arctic?" panel. We showed the questions to the panelists. There was some surprise and general agreement - these were good questions. Check out the answers too. Arctic Circles Forum... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
After a change of speakers , we are delighted to announce two new women speakers from Greenland for the Nordic Horizons Arctic Circles Fringe event on Sunday 19 November. The first is Tukumminnguaq Nykjaer Olsen a young student & campaigner from Greenland who won this year’s Arctic Innovation prize. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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You can download and print off the poster as required. Download V3.2 Arctic Circle Fringe Event Poster Here is the link to your booking of FREE tickets Book your tickets here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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Thanks to John, Alison and Maggie for taking part in the Nordic Horizons break out session at Arctic Circle 2017. Thanks to Limma for hosting the session. Special mention has to be made of Alasdair Macleod who has blogged so eloquently about the experience. Brilliant writing and very interesting -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
Supported by the Scottish Government Speaker: Katrin Oddsdóttir - member of the Constitution Council of Iceland and political activist Respondent: Patrick Harvie - MSP, Glasgow, Green Chair: Lesley Riddoch, writer & broadcaster Tuesday 7 November 2017 - 1800-20.00 Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh Iceland's Crowd Sourced Constitution was kicked into touch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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The Scottish Government has released a detailed policy document . We, at Nordic Horizons, are delighted to see this vision from the Scottish Government of closer practical cooperation and collaboration with our northern neighbours. It is also gratifying to see mention of our efforts in shaping some of the thinking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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This was a very special event for Nordic Horizons. It was the first after the sad death of our great friend and Nordic Horizons champion, Paddy Bort. The night was special and we hope you find the recording of this gathering to be informative and educational. It was. We have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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This is a new publication from the Nordic Horizons team of Lesley Riddoch and the late Paddy Bort. It is a an interesting synopsis of a Nordic Horizons symposium from earlier this year. With a stellar cast of contributors, this short volume is both informative and provocative - download additional... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Nordic Horizons