The Nordic region is attractive. For a long time, the Nordic region has been attracting international recognition, thanks to unique achievements in cuisine, design, films, music and literature. We find success stories like these in all the Nordic countries, and many of them have a common Nordic format – a Nordic trademark.However, the Nordic region first started to distinguish itself on the international stage in the aftermath of the financial crisis. It showed that the Nordic welfare and political model was once again capable of renewing itself. Countries around the world then began to discuss whether our model could serve as a possible buffering and stabilizing factor in an increasingly uncertain global economy.We in the Nordic region are also facing a number of serious challenges. We are far from perfect, but it is perhaps this imperfection that makes us fascinating.