Welcome to the electronic conference The Nordic Kitchen Manifesto

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Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir

Project Manager

The electronic conference The Nordic Kitchen Manifesto: a catalyst for dialogue on a sustainable and healthy food culture for the future will take place on 27 September.

The conference aims to launch a debate on Nordic food culture and its various driving forces to promote a sustainable lifestyle. It's time to explore how the Nordic Kitchen Manifesto can be a forum for constructive dialogue between different sustainability perspectives on a fair food system in the Nordic countries.

The conference will be held in English and Swedish through Zoom on September 27, 2021 from 9: 00-12: 00 Icelandic time.

Registration is open until September 24. Click here to register

Schedule for The Nordic Kitchen Manifesto September 27, 2021:

12:00Opening of webinar - setting the Nordic table Bettina C. Lindfors, Moderator, Project Manager, New Nordic Food
12:05Why does sustainable food policy in a Nordic context matter? Jari Leppä, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland
12:15Sustainability at the core of Nordic cooperation - how to engage in change?          Thomas Blomqvist, Minister for Nordic cooperation and equality
12:25New Nordic Kitchen manifesto strengthens the Nordic as a sustainable gastronomic region - voices from the initiators of the manifesto with Chef Leif Sörensen, Faroe Islands & representatives of the younger generations of chefs and other key actors in the food systems about drivers for the future
Meeting the challenges and possibilities for Nordic collaboration within sustainability perspectives of food systems - inspirational talks:
12:45Sustainability perspective from Greenland by Anne Nivíka Grødem, Deputy Manager, Sermersooq Business and Cluster Manager & NERISA - an Arctic Food Cluster
12:55Sustainability perspective from Iceland by Ásta Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir, Manager, Icelandic Tourism Cluster
13:10Sustainability perspective from Denmark by Magnus Nilsson, Director, MAD Academy
13:25Sustainability perspective from Sweden by Elin Aronsson-Beis, Sustainability Consultant in food business, FoodLoopz & Paul Svensson, Chef, Developer of restaurant business
13:35Sustainability perspective from Finland Climate Food Program, Hanna Mattila, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry & Robert Jordas, vertical gardener, Lilla Robbes Trädgård
13:50Sustainability perspective from Norway (tbc)
14:05Sustainability perspective from Faroe Islands by Elisabeth Skarðhamar Olsen, Lecturer, University of Faroe Islands
14:20Sustainability perspective from Åland Islands by Gustav Eriksson, Chef, Silverskär and Johanna Dahlgren, food & beverage entrepreneur, Pub Stallhagen, Chair of Artisan food entrepreneurs in Åland Islands
14:35Wrap up of inspirational talks in discussion with representatives of the younger generation of chefs and other key actors in food systems supported with a policy comment by Senior Adviser Katja Svensson, Nordic Council of Ministers
14:45Process of creating a constructive dialogue tool - common steps forward
15:00End of webinar

The event's project manager, Bettina C. Lindfors, provides further information about the electronic conference and warmly welcomes everyone.

Bettina C. Lindfors
Project Manager, New Nordic Food 
Nordic Council of Ministers c / o Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland
+358 40 920 9810
Twitter: @BettinaLindfors