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Nordic Welfare: The Bumblebee Still Flies

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MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland

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The kick-off event for the ScandIRE Nordic Talks that explore the Scandinavian welfare model and what it can offer for Ireland.

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Nordic Welfare: The Bumblebee Still Flies

Prof. Bent Greve, University of Roskilde (Denmark)

Lesley Riddoch, journalist, author and founder of Nordic Horizons (Scotland)

Gary Gannon TD, Social Democrats Spokesperson for Social Protection (Ireland)

The first talk in the series will introduce the Nordic welfare model, its origins, development and challenges. Prof. Bent Greve (Roskilde University, DK) will break down the complexities of the Nordic model, while also debunking myths and stereotypes. Lesley Riddoch (UK/Scotland), journalist and founder of Nordic Horizon, joins the panel to talk about her campaigning for Nordic ideas in Scotland. Gary Gannon TD, Social Democrats spokesperson for social protection completes the panel and reflects on the Irish perspective.

With the audience the panel will discuss the steps required towards a Nordic welfare state and which issues should be prioritised in the next budget.

The talk is followed by a reception which will serve Danish pastries and tea/coffee.

Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions tickets are very limited and a waiting list is anticipated. Please cancel your ticket if you cannot attend to ensure no one is loosing out. The ticket sale ends 5 days before the event to facilitate contact tracing.

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ScandIRE Nordic Talk Series explores the Scandinavian welfare model and what it can offer for Ireland. The series discusses the pivotal challenges as well as pointing out concrete steps towards a Nordic welfare model in conversation with academics, policy-makers and civil society.

The initial series Towards a Shared Future – Ireland and the Nordic Welfare Model hosts three talks in 2022 on the topics of

Nordic Welfare: The Bumblebee Still Flies

Long Term Care: A Social Investment

Towards Gender Equality: Parental Leave

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