A year like no other

Annual report 2020

For obvious reasons, 2020 was the year of living digitally for us at NORA. All of our meetings were held on-line, either over Zoom or Teams: two platforms that we all became more or less familiar with last year, or which you could say we came to adopt as the virtual town square in our shared North Atlantic village. 

NORA held two seminars, one in Scandinavian and one in English. We didn’t know what to expect going into them, but they were attended by more than 100 people, which we are more than satisfied with.

We also held, together with our partners in Scotland, an on-line innovation competition or young people. The event was popular with the “digital natives”, as this generation is known. NORA-funded projects were set back by the pandemic by varying degrees.

The new projects we made grants to will focus on the future of collaboration in the North Atlantic.

For some, the focus will be on our digital lives together. For the time being, though, our thoughts are on leaving our Covid bubbles. And, as 2020 chair Lena Merete Søderholm said, we are looking forward to getting the chance to meet again.

Topics

Projects

One of NORA’s core activities is providing funding for projects that promote commercial and community development, and which further co-operation in the North Atlantic. NORA funds organisations and companies that contribute to innovation, come up with new ideas and create activity that benefits the area and its scattered and often small communities.

Common to the projects that receive support from NORA is that they contribute to solving challenges in the area, and they support our goal of creating a dynamic and strong North Atlantic region where sustainable economic development is firmly rooted. As the North Atlantic binds NORA’s members together, it is natural that many projects we fund are related to maritime resources. A second focus area is projects that contribute to creating and developing new directions and opportunities. In 2020, NORA supported projects related to maritime issues, tourism, IT, transport, youth and agriculture.

In 2020, NORA supported 14 projects.

There are currently 36 projects in NORA’s project catalogue. Some of them were recently approved for funding; others are nearing completion.

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Grant

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2020

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2019

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COMMITTEE

NORA’s Committee is made of up delegations that meet up to twice per year.

The chairmanship rotates between member countries. Norway held chairmanship in 2020.

No decisions may be made prior to reviews and negotiations. The principle of consensus should be applied in negotiations whenever possible. For decisions of principle to be approved, none of the delegations may oppose the decision.

Norway

Lena Merete Søderholm
Chairman 2020, Committee Member and Member of the Working Group

Stig Olsen
Committee Member

Lisbeth Nylund
Committee Member

Greenland

Jørn Abelsen-Hansen
Committee Member and Member of the Working Group

Ole Fjordgaard Kjær
Committee Member

Christian Wennecke
Committee Member

Faroe Islands

Jákup Mørkøre
Chairman 2021, Committee Member and Member of the Working Group

Alex N. Vilhelm
Committee Member

Súsanna E. Sørensen
Committee Member

Iceland

Kristján Þ. Halldórsson
Committee Member and Member of the Working Group

Ásborg Ósk Arnþórsdóttir
Committee Member

Frosti Gíslason
Committee Member

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