Nordic Diversity Forum


14.10.2021 14:30 - 15.10.2021 16:00

Nordic diversity – a formula for economic growth?

Hanaholmen and The Federal Union of European Nationalities are organizing the fifth ”Forum of Minority Regions” on 14 and 15 October 2021 at Hanaholmen.

This year, the focus is on minorities in the Nordic countries and their economic dimension: ”Nordic diversity – a formula for economic growth?” is the guiding question of the forum. After all, border areas with their multilingual populations attract investment and many small and medium-sized enterprises. They are bridge builders between countries and create economic macro-regions. The German-Danish border region and Tornedal in northern Sweden are prime examples of this.

Various panel discussions with high-ranking representatives from politics, business and academia will shed light on the economic added value of linguistic diversity, how the education system helps to preserve it and whether the model of autonomous regions in the Nordic countries could serve as a model for other minority regions. Finally, the Forum will try to answer the question what the EU and the Nordic Council can do to support minorities even better.

We would be happy to have you join us at Hanaholmen on 14 and 15 October 2021 to learn from and discuss with the best experts in the field!