A Nordic region for all
The Nordic countries and autonomous areas of Faroe islands, Greenland and Åland islands, work together to make society more accessible as effectively as possible.
The welfare model can only survive if as many as possible engage in the economy. This goes hand in hand with inclusion in the sense of every person’s equal value and right to participation in education, work – in society as a whole.
Our Nordic cooperation for inclusion of people with disabilities is a cross-sectoral concern. Universal design includes the full range of human diversity. Both physical and cognitive abilities including language characteristics and functional variations based on gender and age.
Through this project, we promote univeral design and accessibility as a driving force for human rights and sustainable development. Equality, and meaningful involvement of persons with disabilities in processes and decision making that concerns them, are important cross cutting aspects in Nordic cooperation.
Universal design has many values. If we, already from the beginning, developing products, buildings, environments and systems with this human diversity as a starting point, we can create a more functional and useful world for all.
This ethical platform of inclusion is among other things the basis for cooperation within the UN for a sustainable society. In the Nordic region, no one shall be left behind.