MINE is South Sweden’s largest network of diversity-smart companies and public organizations that promote increased diversity and inclusion in working life. We work with intersectionality and norm-critical perspective, where diversity is linked to organizational development and new possibilities for business.

MINE stands for Mentorship, Inspiration, Networking and Education, and these are the four pillars our organization relies on.

MINE was founded in 2003 by representatives from the Skåne industry community in collaboration with Malmö Stad, Malmö högskola and Malmö FF. The initial aim was to bridge the gap between the need for employers and the competence of employees with the international background. Employers in Malmö could utilise the opportunities of a multicultural society. Greater ethnic diversity in business would benefit both companies and public actors in the region.

Now, after fifteen years, we continue to work and promote an inclusive working environment where diversity is associated with growth. MINE works with a change in attitude, opinion forming, as well as practical and concrete change management to increase diversity.

Mentorship programs, training, courses and lectures are some of the services we offer.

For MINE members we are available with continuous advice, inspirational lectures and networking meetings.

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Øresundsinstituttet är ett dansk-svenskt kunskapscentrum som genom analyser, fakta, konferenser och medieverksamhet bidrar till en ökad kännedom om utvecklingen i regionen. Verksamheten drivs utan vinstintresse och med finansiering av mer än 100 medlemmar från stat, regioner, kommuner, universitet, högskolor och det privata näringslivet.


Föreningen Norden

Föreningen Norden - Danmark (The NORDEN Association) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to promote a more effective coorporation among all Nordic countries. We work to enhance Nordic coorporation at all levels – among the Nordic people as well as the Nordic states and governments. We work across all political party lines.

The organization is part of a Nordic movement – including associations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and the Åland Islands.

The NORDEN Association (Foreningen NORDEN) was founded in 1919 and has been focusing on Scandinavian and Nordic cooperation since the beginning. Our goal is to make it easier for Nordic citizens to live, work and travel in all Nordic countries.

We handle students’ and teachers’ exchange programs in all the Nordic countries.

Two other important tasks for The NORDEN Association are to inform about and draw attention to Nordic issues. We sell books, publish a magazine (Norden NU) on all Nordic issues, offer various kinds of information on many aspects of the Nordic societies. We also lobby on political decisions in Denmark and in the other Nordic countries.

The NORDEN Association also initiates local Nordic activities. In Denmark, we have local branches across the country. These local branches offer a great variety of activities; from photo exhibits and lectures to inexpensive guided tours throughout hte Nordic countries, all with one purpose: To bring the Nordic people together.

The NORDEN Association is a people’s organization whereas the Nordic Council represents the members of the Nordic parlaments and the Nordic Council of Ministers represents the governments.


Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen - Lund

The Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen-Lund (CSS) is an organization founded in 2010 and based on a close collaboration between the Institute for Nordic Studies and Linguistics (Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab [INSS]) at the University of Copenhagen and the Centre for Languages and Literature (Språk- och litteraturcentrum [SOL]) at Lund University.

In contrast to a physical academic institution, CSS has the character of a network through which a variety of educational and research centres (in and outside the Nordic countries) may collaborate via a permanent administrative base in Lund and Copenhagen. The long-term goal of CSS is to become a world leader in research and advanced education in the field of Scandinavian or Nordic culture.

More specifically, CSS has two main tasks:

1) On the one hand, we aim to export Scandinavian-oriented research and education at the universities of Lund and Copenhagen to specialists in Scandinavian culture abroad. We aim to accomplish this, for instance, through the implementation of training courses, seminars, symposia and conferences for foreign researchers, PhD-students and Master’s students. While the interest in Nordic culture and Nordic cooperation has recently declined in our own countries, it appears to have become a more urgent concern abroad, particularly in Eastern Europe and in Asia, where there is a strong economic expansion and where the Nordic welfare society has come to be regarded by many as an ideal.

2 ) On the other hand, we aim to import international perspectives in the hopes of broadening our own research and education. Many researchers and teachers at our institutions have recognized that the strictly national-based, or localized, study of Scandinavian languages and culture is no longer viable in a globalized world. We simply have to broaden our perspective and study the Nordic culture in relation to other cultures, both Western and non-Western. Our research and education should therefore place great emphasis on issues that characterize the Nordic countries in an international context, for example: issues relating to modernity and prosperity, nature and the environment, equality and gender, the culture of children and youth.

Since its inception in 2010, CSS has arranged a number of workshops with both Danish and Swedish participants in order to survey the research in Scandinavian studies conducted at INSS and SOL. The centre has also organized three major conferences on Nordic literature and film, to which a wide range of internationally-recognized scholars in Scandinavian studies were invited. Moreover, the centre has begun the arduous task of coordinating teaching, research and graduate studies specializing in Scandinavian studies in Lund and Copenhagen. In addition to the activities in Lund and Copenhagen, the centre has worked to establish good contacts with Nordic-oriented university departments abroad. We have visited the Scandinavian departments at Humboldt University of Berlin, University College London and Fudan in Shanghai and participated in Nordic-themed international conferences at universities in Vienna, Chicago and San Francisco.

The centre also run the International Web Community for Scandinavian Studies (IWCSS) as well as publish the web magazine Rethinking Scandinavia, and other online publications.

Every two years CSS arrange an international conference in Scandinavian Studies. In collaboration with Einar Hansens Allhems Scholarship we also organize the Einar Hansen Lectures.