About Nordic Night

On 13th of April, 2019 the third Nordic Night will take place at the Museum of Kyiv History. The event is initiated and organized by the Nordic Center in close cooperation with Embassies of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland in Ukraine, and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The Nordic Night will create a perfect immersion into the Nordic way of life by sharing the key values of the Nordics such as Tolerance and Equality, Trust, Openness, Responsibility, as well as Sustainability, and Nordic lifestyle and inspire guests by giving an authentic experience and creating a warm friendly atmosphere.

3 floors of the Museum of Kiev History will be transformed into the display of the Nordic countries with multiple activities exploring Nordic cultures and their special features through music, games, exciting discussions and talks, various workshops – on cuisine, floorball, dance, and much more. So the guests will have a chance to taste different aspects of the Nordic life.

 

program

13th April Kyiv History Museum

Talk Room

3rd floor

Eco Room

3rd floor

Education room

4th floor

Mingling room

1st floor

Music room

1st floor

4:30-5pm
Welcome drink by Infopulse
Welcome speech by the embassies of Nordic counries
4:30-7:30pm
Re-dress
Clothes swap. Bring the clothes you don't need, and take something new instead
5-6pm
Nordic Perspectives and Sustainable lifestyle
Opening Panel Discussion by the representatives of the Nordic countries
5-5:30pm
Nordic walking
Talk on everything there is to know about this sport, with Mark Kantaneva, Snezhana Bezehoya, Eteri Zhdanova
6:10-6:50pm
Leading the green shift
Talk by Birgit Liodden, Oslo Business Region
6-6:25pm
Denmark and Ukraine. Similarities and differences
Talk by Oleksandr Skakunov, IT-specialist and blogger
6-6:30pm
Swedish language class
By Swedish Language School
6-6:50pm
Sustainable consumtion & Recycling in Ukraine
Talk by Anna Uvarova, co-founder of Laska Charity Store, and Olga Fil, manager of NGO “Ukraine without waste” (ukr.)
6:30-6:50pm
Eco-initiatives by LEGO
Talk on LEGO's initiatives. Quiz with prizes: Technik sets
6:40-7:10pm
Kahoot game by UNDP
What do YOU know about Sustainable Development Goals?
7-7:40pm
Innovation and creativity
Talk by Donnie Lygonis, Innovation Strategist & Business Coach at KTH Sweden
7-7:20pm
Sustainability and innovations in food packaging
Talk by Kateryna Kornakova, General manager at Huhtamäki Foodservice Ukraine
7:20-8pm
Responsible Fatherhood
Talk by United Nations Population Fund
7-7:30pm
Piano concert & talk about E. Grieg
Performed by Christian Magnus Engeness
7:30-8:15pm
Sustainable design as a lifestyle
Talk by Kateryna Martyniuk, founder of Svartisen. True Nordic Design
8-8:30pm
Perspectives on fatherhood: Changing expectations
Talk by Erik Arroy, Project Manager at Swedish Armed Forces’ Headquarters
7:50-8:30pm
Innovation & entrepreneurship
Talk by Mathias Nielsen, Danish entrepreneur, Founding CEO of Nustay
8:20-9pm
Eco-fika
Coffee, swedish sweets and talk by Linn Härfast, Head of Economic and Cultural Affairs Section of the Swedish Embassy in Ukraine, and Per-Olof Hallberg, International Relations Manager at Gästrike Återvinnare
8:20-9:20pm
Norwegian waffles with brunost
Cuisine workshop by Ole Terje Horpestad, Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine
7:45-8:30pm
Floorball
Talk, Worshop & Game by Tamuz Hidir, Head of Ukrainian Floorball Federation and his team
8:40-9:20pm
Trust vs Innovation
Talk by Oleksandr Pogorelov, Expert on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, PhD
8:35-9:05pm
Teaching skills for the future
Talk by David Herdenberg, Beetroot Academy
8:30-9:10pm
Greenland and Inuit Games
Talk and Workshop
9-9:40pm
Comparative linguistics
Talk and Finnish language class by Liliana Listus
9:10-10pm
Making smørrebrød
Danish cuisine workshop on traditional Danish open sandwitches
9:20-10:20pm
Making chokladbollar
Swedish cuisine workshop on traditional Swedish dessert
9:30-9:40pm
Kahoot Quiz
9:20-10:05pm
Solo jazz dance
Workshop by Kyiv Swing Jazz Club
9:40-10:20pm
Mythology
Talk by Oleksandr Kolesnyk (ukr.)
10:10-11pm
Nogne O, Mikkeller
Beer tasting with a sommelier
10:10-10:40pm
Jazz concert
All night long
Vodka Finlandia stand, Photo corner, Book corner of nordic literature by ukrainian publishers, Virtual Reality zone: Live experience of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark"
All night long
Decoration of the venue by Svartisen, Travel Videos
All night long
Study in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark stands
All night long
Sitting area and cuisine workshops

Speakers

Birgit M. Liodden
Director of Sustainability, Ocean Industries & Communication in Oslo Business Region
Donnie Lygonis
Innovation Strategist & Business Coach at KTH Innovation
Linn Härfast
Head of Economic and Cultural Affairs Section of the Swedish Embassy in Ukraine
Mathias Lundoe Nielsen
Founding CEO of Nustay
Erik Arroy
Project Manager at Swedish Armed Forces’ Headquarters
Kateryna Kornakova
General manager at Huhtamäki foodservice Ukraine
Kateryna Martyniuk
Founder of Svartisen. True Nordic Design
Oleksandr Pogorielov
Expert on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, PhD
Anna Uvarova
Co-founder of Laska Charity Store
Victoria Martsenyuk
Chef at Øl&Brød by Mikkeller, Copenhagen

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