A gender equal Nordic region – measures and solutions for the future education and labour market

Venue: Clarion Hotel Oslo, Dronning Eufemias gate 15 & live stream at regjeringen.no
Date: Tuesday September 27, 2022,
Time: 10.00 – 16.00 (lunch 12.40-13.30) - Norwegian time (8:00-14:00 á íslenskum tíma)
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Demografic changes, technological innovation, digitalisation and the green tranisiton
will influence the future challenges in the Nordic region. These developments may
affect competence needs in the labour market, and who has access to participate in
developments. What do these changes mean from a gender equality perspective, and
how do we ensure that these changes contribute to a gender equal and sustainable
Nordic region?

The conference highlights some of the gender equality challenges that apply to
future education and working life and will explore solutions to achieve a more gender
equal labour market. How do we ensure a Nordic region where education and
working life promote equality and counteract discrimination? Can we achieve a
Nordic region where narrow gender norms, prejudices and stereotypes do not limit
the individual's opportunities and mobility in education and working life? A Nordic
region that facilitates social development, welfare, and services to a diverse
population with different needs?

The conference is part of Norway's presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers in
2022. The conference is organized through the Council of Ministers for Gender
Equality and LGBTI, in cooperation with the Council of Ministers for Working Life and
the Council of Ministers for Education and Research.


The program will be updated continuously on the conference's website.

The first part of the conference will address why it is important to have a gender
perspective in the changes in working life, and what gender equality challenges we
face in working life going forward. The second part of the conference will be about
the gender segregated education and the labour market, about the consequences
that follow from this and about possible measures in sectors where gender
segregation is considerable. In the final part of the conference, Nordic ministers for
gender equality will participate in a panel discussion. What plans exist and what
priorities are made in the work for an equal and sustainable education and working
life at national and Nordic level?

Target group: Public authorities within education, working life and health care nationally and
locally in the Nordic countries. Employers, educational institutions within health,
technology, vocational education, and the social partners in the Nordic countries.
Especially relevant for those who work at a strategic level.
Language: The conference will use Nordic languages and English. The conference
will be interpreted between Icelandic and Finnish and Scandinavian languages.
Accessibility: The conference venue is universally designed, and the conference will
be interpreted in writing into English.