Month: December 2013

Social gathering

You've seen 'The Killing' Christmas jumper Save the Children appeal, yes? Well, we're inspired. And it's about time that we at Nordic Horizons arranged some Christmas drinks! So, come along in your jumper (optional), donate some dosh to Save the Children and share some Christmas cheer with fellow NHers (compulsory).  It will be 7.30 pm Saturday 21st December ( the weekend after Borgen has finished ) at Joseph Pearce's Bar  23 Elm Row Edinburgh. Sorry for the late notice. We'll be better organised next year, promise! And, if you already have plans for the night but are in Edinburgh, feel free to drop in whenever you like for as long or as short a time as you like.  Friends and partners are welcome, of course. And if you don't recognise...Read More

Sandy Miller’s photos of the Copenhagen event

Sandy Miller's photos Sandy's photos regularly appear on the Nordic Horizons' Facebook page and offer a good incentive to join this group, if you haven't done so already.

Next meeting – 15 January 2014

  Details here.

Events 2014

There are no more events planned for 2014. However, there will be a full programme planned for 2015 – details to be released soon.   Past Events    Women’s Quotas – The Norwegian experience NORDIC HORIZONS with Mai-Lill Ibsen and Arne Selvik Lecture Theatre Moray House,  EH8 8AQ    6pm  2nd  December 2014 Free but please register In 2002 the Norwegian conservative Trade Minister announced a ‘Quota Law’ requiring publically listed companies to appoint 40% of the under-represented gender to their boards or face being closed down. Despite criticism the law came into force in 2006. Around 500 PLC’s were affected and during a two year transition period a hundred opted to delist from the Oslo Stock Exchange – some to avoid the quotas. ...Read More

Copenhagen Greenest City – Meeting Notes

Copenhagen Greenest City – Meeting Notes   Copenhagen – the world’s greenest capital city Klaus Bondam Monday 2nd December 2013 Venue Old College, Edinburgh University Lecture Theatre 175 (far right corner of old quad opp Blackwells on South Bridge) Time 18:00 – 20:00 By 2015 Copenhagen aims to become an Ecometropolis with the best urban environment of any capital city in the world. By 2025 it aims to be the world’s first carbon neutral city. To get there, the Danes have taken policy, politics, consultation and involvement far beyond any British or Scottish council publishing regular updates to show current levels of achievement against their 2015 pledges. Copenhagen’s annual green accounts show that by 2015, 90 per cent of Copenhageners should be able to walk to a park, a...Read More

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