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Nordic Days in Daugavpils on 4-5 October

Exhibitions, film screenings, conferences, lectures, roundtables, and workshops will present different aspects of the Nordic societies, culture, art and traditions 4-5 October in Daugavpils.

The Nordic embassies in Latvia and Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office are jointly organising Nordic Days together with different partners in Daugavpils and the Latgale region.

Daugavpils is the second biggest city in Latvia, placed near the border regions to Belarus, Lithuania and Russia. Through centuries the city has had a diverse population and a rich culture, giving much charm to the city which struggles with an unfulfilled economic potential.

The Nordic ambassadors will be present during the Nordic Days and look forward to meeting the City Council and local partners. During the stay the Danish ambassador will visit local Danish companies and learn how “doing business” is, in this part of Latvia. Among the many events of the Nordic Days are the:

  • ‘Pattern of Biosphere – We are Nature’ exhibition
    4 October, 11.00 at Daugavpils University
  • ‘Interplay of Tradition and Innovation for flourishing of bioeconomic’ conference
    4 October, 11.00 at Daugavpils University
  • Opening of the Danish Children Film Screening
    4 October, 11.00 at Cinema Silver Screen
  • Lecture on Nordic Noir by K. Bergman, followed by the film ‘Insomnia’
    4 October, 11.30 at Daugavpils University
  • Press conference with the Mayor of Daugavpils, Nordic Council of Ministers, and the Nordic ambassadors
    4 October, 13.00 at Daugavpils City Council
  • Launch of “homo ecos:” and Nordic Council of Ministers’ joint project on food waste reduction in schools, followed by a lecture
    4 October, 13.00 at Daugavpils Vocational School
  • Food and Climate Change lecture and workshop by ‘homo ecos:’
    4 October, 14.00 at Daugavpils Vocational School
  • Business roundtable discussion, with Nordic ambassadors and businesses as well as local partners
    4 October, 15.00 at Daugavpils City Council
  • Panel discussion on sustainable political development in the region
    4 October, 16.30 at Daugavpils University
  • Opening of the photo exhibition ‘Climate Witnesses’
    5 October, 11.00 at Daugavpils University
  • Exhibition and comic workshop by Finnish artist Anna Sailamaa
    5 October, 14.00 at Daugavpils Fortress

For more information, please visit the website of the Nordic Council of Ministers by clicking here (Latvian)