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A think tank exploring Nordic models for Scotland.
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People often wonder what happens to Nordic Horizons speakers – in the case of Samsø and Søren Hermansen – they just keep going from strength to strength. The tiny Danish island has just been made UN climate leader award winner for 2021 for; ‘completely transforming its energy system from fossil fuels to renewable energy to become the world’s first renewable energy island. Key...
With Social Democratic Prime Ministers across Scandinavia for the first time in 20 years, after Norway’s elections this week, Nordic Horizons returns with a Zoom event to examine the changing political mood amongst our Nordic neighbours. Zoom event Wednesday 6th October 19.00 BST by zoom. Contact UsThe post The Nordics are going left first appeared on Nordic Horizons.
Eight years of Conservative Government in Norway have ended as a centre - left coalition has taken over. If Iceland also goes left in their elections next week, all Nordic states will have social democratic governments again, remarkably for the first time in 20 years. With the SNP and Scottish Green Party establishing a cooperation agreement for government in Scotland and the Labour Party and Plaid Cymru discussing similar arrangements for the Welsh Senedd, can we see the revival of social democratic governments in the Nordic countries having lessons for us here?

What are the drivers behind this apparent swing back to the left? How important are environmental issues across the Nordic countries in these changes? Can the arc of prosperity to the north show the way forward to achieve the fairer, greener Scotland promised in the Programme for Government?
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Katrín Oddsdóttir, Øivind Bratberg, Nik Brandal. Chaired by Lesley Riddoch
Electric Dreams – Digital Notes Electric cars rise to record a 54% market share in Norway, making this Nordic country the first in the world where the sale of electric cars has outstripped any other type for a full year. It’s quite a milestone for January 2021 – forecast in a Nordic Horizons event just over two years ago. There’s nothing mystical about Norway’s...
Nordic Horizons returns with a free Zoom event featuring six speakers for insights into the way Nordic nations are learning to live with Covid.As Scotland re-imposes restrictions on hospitality and the furlough scheme is set to end in a matter of weeks, Sweden’s very different approach to Covid management has grabbed the headlines. But so far its neighbours have had even fewer Covid deaths....
Nordic Horizons returns with a Zoom event featuring six speakers for insights into the way Nordic nations are learning to live with Covid.
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So many fabulous Nordic performers are appearing at Celtic Connections in January 2020, it seemed a good idea to list them. Each year, Scotland’s largest traditional music festival presents a “showcase Scotland” partnership with a different nation. This year’s it’s Finland … so there are loads of performances featuring Finnish artists playing with top stars of the Scottish Trad Music...
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