Conference: Sustainable Cultural Experiences in the Nordic Countries

Green change should be easier for cultural institutions; therefore, the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands wants to invite you to the conference Sustainable Cultural Experiences in the Nordic Countries. Here, we will present, discuss and develop the work creating a green roadmap for sustainable Nordic cultural experiences.

The Green Roadmap for Nordic cultural experiences is part of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Sustainable Living. A tool for developing green change in Nordic cultural institutes, making it easier for cultural institutes to introduce green change. The art and cultural sector in Nordic countries need a unified political direction, support schemes, guidance and tools for reasonable change toward a greener cultural experience.

The roadmap identifies and removes obstacles to necessary action, encouraging change and the development of new methods, helping transform knowledge into action.

The conference offers insight and expertise in sustainability culture.

Time: January 16th, from 9 am to 3 pm
Location: The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands + online streaming.
Content: Contributions from specialists, debate panels and workshops.
Audience: Nordic cultural institutes and anyone who is interested.
Cost: The conference itself is free, but attendees are required to pay for their travel and accommodation.

Please send any questions regarding travel and accommodation to Inger Smærup Sørensen at




09.00 Welcome, Gunn Hernes, Director, The Nordic House, Faroe Islands, FO/NO

09.05 Culture as part of Sustainable Living, Project head, Inger Smærum Sørensen, FO/DK

09.15 What is the Green Roadmap , project manager, Linnéa E. V. Svensson, NO/SE

09.20 Transformation to greener cultural experiences in the Nordic Region. Keynote by Jacob Bilabel, Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit, DE

09.40 What does the green roadmap mean for cultural institutions in the Nordics?

Panel: Jacob Teglgaard, Bæredygtig Scenekunst NU, DK, Jaana Eskola, Green Roadmap Finnish Cultural sector, FI, Jacob Bilabel, Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit, DE

Moderator: Nina Hodneland, Norwegian Culture Houses, NO

10.00 Break

10.15 Cultural performance: Supervisjón, FO

10.35 Case 1: It begins with purchasing, Karen Dahl Jensen, Nordic Swan Ecolabel, DK

10.55 Case 2: Carbon emission calculation - do we need it?

Panel: Björn Sandström, Gidås Hållbarhetsbyrå, SE, Svanhildur  Konráðsdóttir, Harpa, IS, Karen Dahl Jensen, Nordic Swan Ecolabel, DK

Moderator: Karin Karlsson, Malmö Live, SE

11.15 Case 3: Finnish National Opera and ballet, Tapio Säkkinen, The Finnish Opera and Ballet, FI

11.30 Lunch

12.30 Intro workshop: Nordic green roadmap for cultural experiences, facilitated by Thomas Tveteraas Helgø, Society Lab, NO

The workshop is for physical attendants only.

14.30 Final remarks

15.00 Drinks and mingling

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