ReNEW Outreach Event in Copenhagen in August 2024

In an increasingly polarised Europe, ReNEW researchers look at how the Nordic region has fared during earlier challenges

An increasingly insecure and polarised Europe is causing more and more people in Norden to turn their gaze towards their Nordic neighbours. This is of course not for the first time, and comes on the back of a wealth of cooperation on multiple levels. 

Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World is holding a timely event in Copenhagen on 22nd August to consider how the Nordic countries have dealt with external challenges in the last 10 years, how Nordic cooperation has fared since its beginnings in the 1800s, and how Norden has been perceived around the world.

Five researchers from Norway, Denmark and Finland consider these issues, and their short presentations will be followed by drinks and networking. The event will be held in the Scandinavian languages and is aimed at a wide, public audience outside academia.

The presentations include

  • Cooperation and confrontation in Nordic Civil Society since 1800 - Ruth Hemstad, The National Library of Norway and the University of Oslo
  • Associative Governance: A Nordic Way? - Haldor Byrkjeflot, The University of Oslo
  • Grand Challenges in a Global Context - Caroline de la Porte, Copenhagen Business School 
  • Does the Nordic Model exist? - Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School
  • Norden as an Argument - Johan Strang, The University of Helsinki

The moderator will be Peter Stadius, Research Director, Center for Nordic Studies, The University of Helsinki.

Follow this link to learn more about the event and register: Nordiske Blikke – Forskningsresultater fra ReNEW.

Contact person: Nicola Witcombe (