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The Minister of Culture visits Norway to attend meetings of the Nordic countries

On Tuesday 31 October, Culture Minister Parisa Liljestrand will visit Oslo to participate in the Nordic Council session and attend the Nordic Council Awards Ceremony. On 1 November, the Nordic culture ministers meet at the Nordic Council of Culture Ministers. He also visits the Minister of Culture, Voxenhausen, and the National Museum.

Culture Minister Parisa Lilstrand takes part in the 75th session of the Nordic Council, which is being held at the Parliament in Oslo. The main theme of the meeting is a “Safe, Green and Young North”, with issues such as the Nordic countries in NATO, the green transition and youth participation in democracy on the agenda.

After the meeting, the five Nordic Council awards will be distributed at the Oslo Opera House. Every year the Nordic Council awards prizes for outstanding contributions to literature, film, music, the environment, and children’s and young people’s literature.

On 1 November, the Nordic culture ministers meet at the Nordic Council of Culture Ministers. The agenda includes discussions on the priorities and objectives of the upcoming cooperation program in the field of culture for the period 2025-2030. The role of culture in crisis preparedness is addressed based on Kulturanalys Norden’s new report on culture’s recovery and change after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Culture is also on a working visit to Voksenåsen. Voksenåsen is Norway’s national gift to Sweden and today is a center for Swedish-Norwegian cooperation in social life, language and culture.

During the day, the Minister of Culture also visits the Norwegian National Museum, Nasjonalmuseet, which is the largest art museum in the Nordic region and houses extensive collections of contemporary art, architecture and design.

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