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Nordic focus on new jobs without discrimination

Upskilling and gender equality will be central to the Nordic countries’ labour market cooperation in the coming years.

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Social sustainability under pressure from many sides

Street battles in Sweden between people from disadvantaged areas and the police have less to do with a Danish politician wanting to burn the Koran and more to do with a lack of social glue between different groups.

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The Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretary General steps down in 2023

The Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretary General steps down in 2023

Finnish Paula Lehtomäki, who became Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2019, has decided to step down in March next year at the end of her contract.

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From modest environmental goals to the world's most sustainable region

23 March marked 60 years since the signing of the Helsinki Treaty in 1950. It came into force on 1 July that year and saw amongst other things the creation of the Nordic Council of Ministers – the Nordic governments' cooperation body.

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Is the green transition going too fast?

Is the green transition going too fast?

All the Nordic countries agree that a green transition is needed in order to stop a climate catastrophe. But should the transition also do more than reduce CO2 emissions?

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Nordics showed resilience during the pandemic

Nordics showed resilience during the pandemic

The Nordic countries managed well economically during the pandemic in light of the massive changes that were undertaken. In four of the five countries, life expectancy rose. Denmark spent the most money while Norway did best overall while also experiencing a baby boom.

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A new starting point for labour market research

The pandemic created a need for new labour market research. NordForsk will soon announce nearly 50 million kroner of funding for future research. This is our starting point as we look at how the Nordic countries coordinate their research programmes.

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NordForsk funding labour market research with 50m kroner

NordForsk funding labour market research with 50m kroner

NordForsk is set to announce close to 50 million Norwegian kroner (€5m) in funding for research on the future of work in the Nordics. The Corona pandemic means the need for research is considerable.

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Norwegian researchers' deep-dive into male power structures

Norwegian researchers' deep-dive into male power structures

It started with the question of whether female conscripts are more accepted by male ones if they sleep in the same room. It ended with disclosures of sexual harassment during police training in Norway. Dag Ellingsen led a research project funded by NordForsk which in more ways than one showed the benefits of Nordic research cooperation.

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10 year Swedish research programme into the future of working life

10 year Swedish research programme into the future of working life

Green change, globalisation and artificial intelligence are among the changes facing the labour market today and in the future. In 2017, a ten-year-long research programme was launched in Sweden, aimed to better understand and tackle the future challenges facing working life.

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