Nordic Welfare Forum 2023: The vitality of the Nordic welfare model
Disability issues, Integration, Public health, Welfare policy
The Nordic Welfare Forum 2023 takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland on 2 June. The aim is to evaluate and discuss the Nordic welfare model and the challenges it is facing.
The event welcomes politicians, researchers, employees in the welfare sector and representatives for the civil society in the Nordic region.
There are several big challenges to the welfare sector, each with long-term consequences. A war has started geographically close to the Nordic region. The threat to the climate and environment raises demands for bigger changes in society than we are used to. During the pandemic, the Nordic welfare model was put under severe strain. It might be too early to draw conclusions, but the Nordic countries seem to have emerged in a fairly good way from that challenge.
The Nordic Welfare Centre arranges the Welfare Forum on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. One reason the Nordic Welfare Forum is held every two years is to monitor developments and challenges relating to welfare in the Nordic countries.