Nordic Visions #NORDICFOOD2024


Nordic Visions are a series of vision workshops, which will be about how far we need to go, to realise the vision of the Nordic kitchen in a number of selected areas in 10 years' time. The idea is to invite a group of leading players from across the Nordic region to discuss which activities and visions we should work on in the future.

The Nordic Kitchen Manifesto was conceived and formulated in 2004 in a Nordic co-operation and summarised in ten points on purity, season, ethics, health, sustainability and quality. The vision workshops will start from the kitchen manifesto's tenth point: "to join forces with consumer representatives, other cooking craftsmen, agriculture, the fishing, food, retail and wholesale industries, retail and middlemen, researchers, teachers, politicians and authorities on this common project for the benefit and advantage of everyone in the Nordic countries."

Vision workshops #NORDICFOOD2024
In a series of 6 workshops on key topics for the future of the Nordic kitchen, a focused group of qualified people will get together to show the way forward to 2024.

1. Does Nordic everyday food live up to the kitchen manifesto? 
28.10.2014, Stockholm
2. Bioeconomy - opportunities and innovation in Nordic agriculture (food production) 11.11, Reykjavik
3. Design the food future (Food & creative industries), 2.12.2014, Stockholm 
4. Public meals as the future welfare solution, 4.12.2014, Copenhagen
5. Future Nordic quality and export products, 9.12.2014, Malmö
6. The Nordic Region as a sustainable gastronomic region, 8.12.2014, Copenhagen 

Goal, target group 
The target group is visionary players, decision-makers in the Nordic Region: chefs, farmers, directors, politicians, influential people, designers, entrepreneurs with an interest in food as a welfare solution.

The objective of the 6 workshops is to: Identify, develop and motivate challenges and new solutions; Create ownership and engagement for solutions and efforts; Ensure maximum dissemination of ideas and thoughts.

The world is changing rapidly and the food culture of the future is being shaped today. On a global scale we are facing major challenges with climate change, poor nutrition and malnutrition, lack of resource exploitation, growing inequality between people, cultures and between producers and consumers. However, the Nordic Region has in many ways the basis to be one of the best and most transparent food producing areas in the world. The foundation for this lies in the Nordic social model, in our common Nordic values and in the Nordic Kitchen Manifesto from 2004.

While the movement around Nordic food celebrates its 10th anniversary and we can eat today at some of the world's best restaurants all over the region, there is much still left to be done before we can claim to have a world-class food culture. 

More information: 
Emil Blauert, Project Manager, New Nordic Food II,
Bettina C. Lindfors, Communication, New Nordic Food II, bettina.c.lindfors@If you can see this, please update your

New Nordic Food II is a communication programme under the Nordic Council of Ministers that promotes Nordic food in the region and internationally. NNF II runs in the period 2010-2014. NNF II focuses on improving meals in homes and institutions, strengthening children’s food culture and encouraging local food production and use of food when promoting the region. NNF II sees gastronomy as a valuable creative industry and promotes cooperation with other Nordic creative industries. Nordic food products, taste, health and attractive surroundings are fundamental in all activities within New Nordic Food II.

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