Gender and Power in the Nordic Countries

The Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers organizes a Nordic conference on gender and power in Reykjavik November 18-19, 2009. The conference is co-organized by The Nordic Gender Institute, NIKK.
The conference presents results from the Nordic research project Gender and Power in the Nordic Countries carried out by NIKK and a Nordic research group on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality.


Wednesday November 18 (Grand Hotel Reykjavik)

18:00 Arrival and registration 

18:15 Opening of the conference by the minister of Social Affairs and Social Security Árni Páll Árnason

18:30-19:30 Keynote: Claes Borgström, former representative of Gender Equality in Sweden 

19:30-22:00 Reception

Thursday November 19 (Grand Hotel Reykjavik) 

9:30-9:40 Welcome

09:40-10:00 Presentation of research results by head of research Kirsti Niskanen, NIKK 

10:00-13:00 Gender and power in politics in Iceland, Finland and Denmark and Sweden 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Gender and power in the private sectors in Denmark, Finland and Iceland

17:00- 18:30 Panel discussion: similarities and differences among the Nordic countries

The conference will be held in Scandinavian languages with interpretation to Icelandic and Finnish