Nordic Challenges Conference

3rd Nordic Challenges Conference

Call for panels and papers

Copenhagen Business School, 6-8 March 2019

The ReNEW conference 2019 on ‘Nordic challenges’ focuses on how democratic institutions and practices as well as culture and values are changing in response to the multiple global challenges faced by Nordic countries.

The Nordics have been key players at the international level, often setting the agenda in a wide variety of issues, such as peace, welfare, socially-viable competitiveness, climate change and human rights. But, global challenges such as migration and inequalities, have intensified recently, and the Nordic countries have seen a shift from liberalism and openness, to a more nationalist and closed approach. International cooperation is increasingly being looked upon critically, and policies across various policy areas are more inward looking than previously. These changes reflect a fundamental change of values in Nordic societies. Panels may, amongst others, be proposed in the following topics:

  • Nordic cooperation and region-building;
  • Democracy, governance and law;
  • Public policy, gender equality and labour markets;
  • Imagining Norden - branding and Nordic reputation;
  • Multiculturalism and globalization;
  • Nordic culture and media.

We invite paper panels, book panels (author meets critics), and roundtable events around relevant themes, such as the above, related to challenges in the Nordic countries. We encourage scholars to invite leading scholars and practitioners as discussants or main participants in round tables.

Proposals for panels, round-tables or other events, are due on the 15th September 2018

Proposals for papers are due the 1st November 2018

For more information and submission of abstracts go to