Nordic Day 2024

16:30 - 18:00
Free entry

Navigating Nordic Futures: Strengthening Cooperation for Peace and Security

On the occasion of Nordic Day, which marks the signing of the Helsinki Treaty in 1962, we invite you to a conversation about the future of Nordic cooperation in an evolving geopolitical landscape.

In a world marked by crises, conflicts, increasing polarization, and stigmatization of minorities, the Nordic countries are at a pivotal juncture. As both new challenges and opportunities arise, the Nordic Council has instigated a revision of the Helsinki Treaty, often referred to as the Nordic constitution. Among the aspects that are being assessed is whether Nordic cooperation should also encompass security and preparedness.

Join us in examining the implications of a broader reassessment of Nordic cooperation. As we navigate the future of the Nordic Region, the seminar will address pressing questions: How can the Nordic countries collectively safeguard peace, human rights, and security? What role does enhanced cooperation play in ensuring stability during turbulent times?

The event takes place in English and will be live streamed. Light refreshments will be served after the program ends at 18.00.

The event live-stream will be available here.

Veslemøy Hedvig Østrem, Editor-in-chief, Altinget Norway
Hanna Katrín Friðriksson, Member of the Nordic Council and the Icelandic parliament

Baldur Þórhallsson, Professor in Political Science
Veslemøy Hedvig Østrem, Editor-in-chief, Altinget Norway
Orri Páll Jóhannsson, Member of the Nordic Council and the Icelandic parliament
Pär Ahlberger, Sweden‘s ambassador to Iceland
Hrannar Björn Arnarsson, President of the Nordic Association in Iceland

Pia Hansson, Director of the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

Organized by: Nordic Cooperation and The Nordic Association in Iceland


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