Iceland‘s Programme and the Nordic Playlist
The Embassy of Iceland held a reception at the Ambassador‘s residence in Copenhagen to present the programme for Iceland‘s presidency of the Nordic Councils of Ministers 2014 as well as the Nordic Playlist project.
Minister of Social Affairs, Eygló Harðardóttir, introduced briefly Iceland‘s emphasis in its presidency. The programme is titled “Vigour – vitality” and highlights three projects: the Nordic Bioeconomy, the Nordic Welfare Watch and the Nordic Playlist.
The people behind the playlist introduced their approach to presenting Nordic music abroad. The project involves a weekly curator from the music business that assembles a 10 song playlist with interesting music from all the Nordic countries. A website has been made where people can follow and share they playlist. The project has drawn considerable attention from the media.