Ministry for Foreign Affairs 16.3.2021 14.21 | Published in English on 16.3.2021 at 14.31NEWS ITEM
The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. In tribute to this, NCM will organise five debates on Nordic Day, 23 March.
NCM will delve deeper into five topical themes prioritised by the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2021 – Nordic solutions related to gender equality, freedom of movement, the circular economy, freedom of expression and culture. We will highlight Nordic collaborative contributions and discuss what the Nordic region means to key Nordic players. What do we want the Nordic region to look like in the future?
The first of the five debates will focus on online hate and threats. Online abuse has become a commonplace phenomenon in the Nordic countries and risks silencing voices in the digital public space. In 2021, the Finnish Presidency and the Nordic Council’s Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region will focus on digital abuse and online threats, approaching the theme from the perspective of equality. If possible, these topics have gained even more relevance during the ongoing pandemic.