Following the Brexit referendum there has been much speculation about how the UK will form links in Europe. One potential avenue is joining the EEA, and negotiating a “Norway model”. However this plays out, knowledge of the Nordic countries will be key in the coming years for Britain.
More broadly, the Nordics have plenty to teach us, with Denmark consistently being ranked the world’s happiest country and Scandinavia taking four of the top five spots on government transparency. Parties like Denmark’s The Alternative and Iceland and Sweden’s Pirate Party show how unconventional politics can win influence.
Our work in this area is about fostering links with Nordic countries and sharing our experience and networks.