Nordic Day 2023 - join us!

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23 March is Nordic Day, when we celebrate the oldest example of regional political co-operation in the world. We’re marking this with five events around the Nordic Region.

On Nordic Day, we’re hold events with an emphasis on Nordic co-operation for young people, sustainability, peace and security. Everything is based on the premise of the Nordic Region becoming the most sustainable and integrated region in the world.     


08:00 to 09:00 CET: With war in our neighbourhood, in what direction is the Nordic Region headed? (Oslo)

Start Nordic Day with a good breakfast and a light-hearted conversation about Nordic co-operation in an uncertain time, moderated by Hilde Sandvik from “Norsken, svensken og dansken”.

09:30 to 14:30 CET: Tomorrow’s Nordic Region - what’s Finland’s role? (Helsinki)

In Finland, Nordic Day will be marked with an all-day event that includes various debates about the future of the Nordic Region and Finland’s role in the Nordic community.

10:30 to 12:30 CET: The Nordics for young people - today and tomorrow (Copenhagen)

Together with 50 students, we’ll discuss the climate, loneliness, security, peace, gender equality, and democracy, and take a look at where the Nordics stand today, where we’re headed, and how we will become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.

15:00 to 17:00 CET: Tomorrow’s Nordic Region - how should we safeguard peace and security? (Stockholm)

How is the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine affecting the Nordic countries? What will the Nordic Region and Nordic co-operation look like in the future? And how do we best safeguard peace and security in the Nordic Region?

17:00 to 19:00 CET: Nordic solidarity and the role of culture in a time of war (Reykjavík)

In Reykjavík, Nordic Day and the signing of the Helsinki Treaty are being marked with a diverse programme focusing on peace, solidarity, and the power of culture. 

The Helsinki Treaty, more popularly known as the Nordic Constitution

Nordic Day celebrates Nordic co-operation between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

This year marks 61 years since co-operation was made official through the Helsinki Treaty, more commonly known as the Nordic Constitution. Co-operation was established in the years after the Second World War, among other things with the aim that the Nordic countries should together foster security and uphold peace and democracy.

Co-operation has grown over the years and today covers several political areas, with the aim of the Nordic Region becoming the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.