The Nordic ministers responsible for food agriculture and fisheries are meeting in Björneborg (Pori) on the west coast of Finland 27– 29 June. For the first time, part of the ministerial council, on 28 June, will be open to the media and other interested parties. The agenda for the meeting includes bioenergy, Baltic cod stocks and the marketing of food for children and young people. New Nordic food is also 'on the menu'.
A press conference will be held in the café at the Björneborg Museum of Art on on Thursday 28 June at 12.00. It will be opened by the Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Sirkka-Liisa Anttila.
Before the actual ministerial council seminars will be held on village and rural development, fisheries and biodiversity in Nordic forests. On Thursday morning meetings will be held for industry figures as well as politicians and civil servants about the image of the fisheries industry, New Nordic Food, marketing and accessibility of food to children and young people as well as about future perspectives for bioenergy in the Nordic Region.
New Nordic Food will also be 'on the menu'. When it launched the New Nordic Food programme, the Nordic Council of Ministers appointed eleven New Nordic Food ambassadors. Three new ambassadors, from the three autonomous territories, will be named at the meeting. Top Finnish chefs will also attend the event.