Nordic Welfare Forum 2023: The vitality of the Nordic welfare model

2023 / 06 / 02

Venue of event:

Online and live in Reykjavik, Iceland

Time of event:

2023 / 06 / 02, 12:30-19:30 EEST hours

The Nordic Welfare Forum 2023 takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland and via live stream on 2 June. The aim is to evaluate and discuss the Nordic welfare model and the challenges it is facing.

The Nordic welfare model has been put under pressure in the past few years and there are many factors causing negative impact: the Covid-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, cost-of-living crisis and the threat to the climate and environment. At the Nordic Welfare Forum, challenges will be discussed along with input about resilience, trust and possible solutions.

Some of the speakers at the Nordic Welfare Forum:

  • Welfare within the planet’s boundaries
    Anders Wijkman, honorary chairman of the of the global think tank Club of Rome, Sweden 
  • The Nordic welfare state challenged
    Karl Ove Moene, professor, University of Oslo 
  • Welfare states and crisis management
    Stefán Ólafsson, professor, University of Island 
  • Child poverty and the Nordic welfare state
    Tone Fløtten, managing director of the Research Foundation Fafo, Norway 
  • Wellbeing returns on social investment in turbulent times
    Anton Hemerijck, professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy   

The event welcomes politicians, researchers, employees in the welfare sector and representatives for the civil society in the Nordic region. Everyone who is interested is welcome to follow the event via live stream.

The Nordic Welfare Centre arranges the Welfare Forum on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. One reason the Nordic Welfare Forum is held every two years is to monitor developments and challenges relating to welfare in the Nordic countries.

The event will be held in English.