Month: December 2012

Venue details for ‘Iceland Strikes Back’ meeting announced

Details of the venue location at Edinburgh University have been finalised. An  additional speaker  Sigrun Davidsdottir has been confirmed and  all up to date details are available here.

Nordic Revolutions – Cycling in Copenhagen

Is Small Still Beautiful – Digital Notes The  event ‘Nordic Revolutions – Cycling in Copenhagen’ was held on  Dec 4th 2012 in Committee Room 2 at the Scottish Parliament and hosted by Alison Johnstone MSP. It was organised by the Cycling Cross Party Group with Nordic Horizons 30 years ago cycling rates in Copenhagen were almost as low as they are across Scotland today. Then – something happened. Our guest speaker for this event was Søren Arildskov Rasmussen, a member of the Danish ‘bicycle embassy’ – a small group of organizations and companies who promote bike solutions and strategy internationally. He works for public architects Gottlieb Paludan who are designing the biggest new train station in Copenhagen with innovative bicycle parking as the main at...Read More

Events 2013

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Nordic Welfare – a DIY Guide – A Short Audio Precis

Nordic Welfare Event Poster After the meeting about Nordic Welfare with Profs Jon Kvist and Jochen Clasen, we have recorded a short summary podcast with Lesley Riddoch giving her report and initial thoughts. You can download and listen to Nordic Welfare – A Short Guide with Lesley Riddoch If you would like a copy of the presentation which is an excellent guide to the Danish Welfare perspective, we have posted a full copy of Prof Kvist slides here. The full audio recordings of the presentations and lively Q&A session are also available here.

Nordic Welfare – a DIY Guide – Notes and Audio

    Nordic Welfare Events Poster This was the Nordic Horizons event that promised;  “From the land of Lego and fairytales we bring you the building blocks to create your own welfare systems. What is it about the Nordic welfare model that makes it stand apart and achieve both economic and social goals?”  Prof Jon Kvist has not only posed the question – he  answered it in some style. You can download a copy of his presentation here. Jon gave an outstanding exposition of the Danish Welfare system and “Honorary” Scot Jochen Clasen, Professor of Comparative Social Policy at Edinburgh University  responded to many of the points made. We made a full recording of the presentation and the response. There is a brief introduction from the Chair, Lesley Ri...Read More

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