Alice Bah Kuhnke to chair meeting of Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture in Oslo
Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke will chair the meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture in Oslo on 31 October. The meeting is being held in connection with the annual session of the Nordic Council, where the Nordic Council prizes are also awarded. Sweden holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018.
Among the topics the Nordic culture ministers will discuss is the importance of culture for maintaining and revitalising small languages, including the national minority languages. The role that Sami and Greenlandic cultural operators have played in this will be highlighted. This discussion is a follow-up to a workshop on language revitalisation organised within the framework of the Swedish Presidency in September 2018.
The ministers will also discuss the process for selecting one or more joint Nordic cultural projects by 2021. Previous projects include Nordic Cool 2013 in Washington DC and Nordic Matters 2017 in London. Also, a report containing conclusions from the Nordic Cultural Political Summit in Malmö on 8–9 May 2018 will be discussed.
About the Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture (MR-K)
The culture ministers of the Nordic countries, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland have the overall responsibility for Nordic cultural cooperation within the Nordic Council of Ministers. Sweden holds the Presidency in 2018.