Author: Chris Smith

The Arctic Circle Forum – fringe event

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 children to pose their questions to the panel. Part 1 Part 2

The Arctic Circles Forum – the pupils’ questions.

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 Pupil Questions from Nordic Horizons on Vimeo.

Arctic Circles Forum Fringe Event Announced – Details and Tickets here.

  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.

The news from Iceland – Really Proud

Thanks to John Mckenzie, Alison Macleod and Maggie Fyffe for taking part in the Nordic Horizons break out session at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2017. Thanks to Kristin Hannesdottir, the Icelandic Consul in Scotland, who hosted the session. Special mention has to be made of Alasdair Macleod who blogged so eloquently about the experience. Brilliant writing and very interesting –...Read More

The Pots & Pans Revolution, Re-heated; Iceland’s Constitutional Comeback

The Pots & Pans Revolution, Re-heated; Iceland’s Constitutional Comeback 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 Edinbur...Read More

Grateful for the mention

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 by providing the opportunity for speakers. Without going all Oscar acceptance speec...Read More

Climate Change – the View from Norway

Climate Change – the View from Norway – Digital Notes Professor Tore Furevik delivered an interesting and engaging presentation at the recent Nordic Horizons event. Despite a number technical challenges, we have assembled a range of digital artefacts which capture the event. Presentation Here is a copy of his full presentation. You can download here. Vimeo Video Resources We have video...Read More

People Sized Democracy – the digital notes

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 a variety of materials from the event, including a short interview with our main speaker , Frode Lindtvedt. There are...Read More

People Sized Democracy – the digital notes

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 a variety of materials from the event, including a short interview with our main speaker , Frode Lindtvedt. There are...Read More

McSmorgasbord

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 details here.

People Sized Government : Lessons from Norway

Sponsored by Maree Todd MSP Supported by the Scottish Government Speaker: Frode Lindtvedt, Director of Local Democracy, International Politics and External Affairs at KS March 9 – 17.30 -19.30 at the Scottish Parliament Scotland has the largest councils in Europe, serving on average 170,000 people. The European average is 14,000. It’s thought that the remoteness of Scottish ‘loca...Read More

Scotland after Brexit

Scotland after Brexit – Event Details How should a small nation like Scotland engage with Europe — the Nordic countries have experienced every conceivable variant on the theme. Denmark (since 1973), Sweden and Finland (since 1995) are all members of the EU. Iceland and Norway are not EU members but belong to the EEA – the European Economic Area that underpins the EU. Denmark’s devolved...Read More

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