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Energy from Rubbish

Energy from Rubbish – Event Details Our next speaker will be Kim Olsson from NSR Helsingborg, Sweden Scotland’s new waste reduction targets look ambitious — from 2014 local authorities wil...Read More

Nordic Welfare – a DIY Guide

Professor Jon Kvist,  Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark Wednesday 28th November 2012 Venue: Old College – Lecture Theatre 175 (far right corner of ...Read More

Another meeting announced – Nordic Welfare – a DIY Guide

Professor Jon Kvist,  Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark Wednesday 28th November 2012 Venue: Old College - Lecture Theatre 175 (far right corner of old...Read More

Is the evolution of social democracy in Norway relevant to Scotland?

This is the provocative title for an article written by Øivind Bratberg of the University of Oslo. It is an edited version of his presentation to Nordic Horizons in June. You can download and re...Read More

Scotland’s Missing Wood Cabins

Scotland’s Missing Wood Cabins The full session which was hosted by the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament is available below as an audio podcast. Introduced by the Chair of the Sco...Read More

Nordic at the Edinburgh Festivals

Here is some information about distinctly ‘Nordic’ performers appearing here in Edinburgh over the festival period. Leif Ove Andsnes (Norwegian) Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is retur...Read More

The Rest & Be Thankful – Nordic Solution

The Rest & Be Thankful road is closed for the 5th time in 5 yrs. I reckon about 40k people in Argyll and Bute are facing a detour of 100 mile plus. In peak tourist season vital business may just g...Read More

Small is beautiful

Small is Beautiful – Digital Notes Nordic local government works in much smaller units than Scotland or England. Their municipalities gather taxes and run education, health and housing. The aver...Read More

The Writing of the new Icelandic Constitution

The Writing of the new Icelandic Constitution This was a great meeting on March 29th 2012 in Parliament with Professor Thorvaldur Gylfason who won the highest number of votes in elections for the Comm...Read More

McKommunes – People-sized local government?

McKommunes – People-sized local government? – Digital Notes The success of the Nordic nations seems tied to their systems of small and powerful municipal government. Join our round-table d...Read More

The Revolution will be Nordic

The Revolution will be Nordic – Event Details As Scotland tries to find its way in a global economy that is in crisis we ask whether the Nordic Model offers a way forward to a more stable and ju...Read More

2012 – How the Finns emptied their prisons

Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, Director, National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Finland. MAY 2012  The open prison on the island of Suomenlimma near Helsinki is an astonishing place. The 100 prisoners liv...Read More

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