Supported by the Scottish Government.
Nordic Horizons invites you to a Nordic Rethink event, at 5.30pm on Thursday 20 June 2019 in the Scottish Parliament, organised in conjunction with Scotland’s Futures Forum, the Parliament’s futures think-tank.
Since 2010 Nordic Horizons has brought six Nordic experts a year to Scotland to share their experience and expertise from some of the world’s most successful countries. We’ve covered issues as varied as Finnish Prisons Policy, Norwegian Outdoor Kindergarten, the Icelandic Crowd-sourced Constitution, Swedish Voting Systems and Copenhagen’s status as the world’s first Eco-City. We held a fringe meeting on the reality of life in the Arctic during the 2018 Edinburgh Arctic Forum and a day-long event on Nordic relations with Europe two months after the Brexit vote (resulting in the book McSmorgasbord).
All our events have been audio recorded, most have been live-streamed by Democracy TV and Chris Smith – who’s run our social media including a 3000-strong Facebook Group — has made TED-style videos with some speakers.
With support from the Scottish Government, the Nordic consulates and embassies, and bodies like the Europa Institute and the Institute of Governance at Edinburgh University, we hope that Nordic Horizons has contributed to a policy shift in Scotland, where Nordic models are better understood and more accessible than they were in 2010. But as a group of volunteers, we’re ready to call a one-year pause – or perhaps a permanent halt.
Before we do, we’d like to invite you to a celebration of Nordic Horizons – to help us launch our new website, relive the highlights of almost a decade’s work, and discuss future ways to develop Nordic thinking in Scottish policy development.
Light refreshments available.