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Most important issues at the forum of NB8 and the United Kingdom - women as entrepreneurs and employment of senior citizens

State Chancellery
02.02.2012
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On Wednesday, February 8, the Latvian delegation under the guidance of Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis will leave for Stockholm to participate in discussions with the heads of government and experts of the United Kingdom, the Nordic and Baltic countries about common challenges in the social area, which are crucial to enhance the long-term national development.

This year the "Northern Future Forum" will address two issues: "How do we get More Women in Leading Positions and as Entrepreneurs?" as well as "How do we get Senior Citizens to Stay Longer in the Labour Force?"

The forum will be attended by the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the United Kingdom and sector experts, incl., entrepreneurship and academic area. The participants of the forum will provide insight into the current situation as well as discuss long-term solutions.

Within the framework of the working visit, a meeting with representatives of the Latvian community in Stockholm and a visit to the international interior design exhibition “Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair” is scheduled.

 

Wednesday, February 8

15.35-16.25

(Stockholm time)

Prime Minister will visit the international interior design exhibition. A visit to the Latvian national stand

 

A TV/photo opportunity is planned

 

Address:”Stockholmsmässan”, Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö

 

Contact details: Mārtiņš Panke, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, martins.panke@mk.gov.lv, +371 26556965

 

Supplementary information about the media opportunities: http://www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se/en/press-info

 

17.00-18.00

 

 

 

 

16.30-16.40

Meeting with representatives of the Latvian community in Stockholm in the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Kingdom of Sweden

A TV/photo opportunity is planned

 

 

 Arrival of the media representatives

 

Address: Odengatan 5, Stockholm

 

Contact details: Mārtiņš Panke, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister,, martins.panke@mk.gov.lv, +371 26556965

 

19.00

 

 

 

 

 

17.30-18.30

Meeting with the heads of state and government of nine countries and experts

 

A TV/photo opportunity is planned at the beginning of the meeting at the Rosenbad building (Office of the government of the Kingdom of Sweden). Family photo at the government building

 

Arrival of the media representatives

 

Contact details: Mārtiņš Panke, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, martins.panke@mk.gov.lv, +371 26556965.

 

Supplementary information about the media opportunities: http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/15280

 

Address: Rosenbad 4, Stockholm

Thursday, February 9

8.50

Arrival of delegations

 

A TV/photo opportunity is planned

 

Contact details: Mārtiņš Panke, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, martins.panke@mk.gov.lv, +371 26556965.

 

Supplementary information about the media opportunities: http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/15280

 

Address:Rosenbad 4, Stockholm

9.00-9.20

Opening of the forum. Address by the Prime Minister of Sweden

The media participation is planned

 

9.30-10.30

Session 1: "How do we get More Women in Leading Positions and as Entrepreneurs?"

The Media follows this session via video link from the Media Centre at the venue

 

10.45-11.45

Session 2: "How do we get Senior Citizens to Stay Longer in the Labour Force?"

The Media follows this session via video link from the Media Centre at the venue

 

12.00

Group photo of the Prime Ministers

 

13.30-14.30

The nine Prime Ministers summarize this day's discussions

The media participation is planned

 

14.30-15.00

Question and answer session

The media participation is planned

 

 

About the forum:
The forum was held for the first time in January 2011 in London. It was organized by the government of the United Kingdom to share experiences between the United Kingdom, the Nordic and Baltic countries. In the 2011 forum, the countries presented more than 40 best practices and achievements in the area of green economy, sustainable business, technologies and innovations, employment, family as well as gender equality. More detailed information about the forum: http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/15274
Information about the media accreditation:
To access the forum, the media representatives are kindly asked to accredit electronically by February 6. Information on the accreditation procedure: http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/15280/a/178556
Access to the event at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Kingdom of Sweden (meeting with representatives of the Latvian community in Stockholm) by applying: +371 67082922 or to e-mail: diana.germane@mk.gov.lv by February 6. In your application please specify name, surname, the represented media and contact details.

Supplementary information on access to the international interior design exhibition: http://www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se/en/press-info/press-registration


Supplementary information:
Mārtiņš Panke
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister
Phone: +371 67082865 / +371 26556965
E-mail: Martins.Panke@mk.gov.lv
 
Information prepared by:
Diana Germane
Consultant of the Communication Department
State Chancellery
Phone: +371 67082922 +371 67082922
E-mail: diana.germane@mk.gov.lv
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