27 September 2022 10:00 - 16:00
Oslo (Clarion hotel, Dronning Eufemias gate 15) and digital


Sign up here (form in Norwegian and English)


The conference will be streamed on regjeringen.no (link is posted here and sent out by e-mail to those who are registered).  You can stream the conference even if you're not signed up.


The conference is conducted in a mix of Nordic languages and English. Interpretation between Scandinavian and Finnish and Icelandic will be available online and at the venue.

The conference will also be interpreted into written English.

About the conference

Demografic changes, technological innovation, digitalisation and the green tranisiton will influence the future challenges in the Nordic region. These developments may affect competence needs in the labour market, and who has access to participate in developments. What do these changes mean from a gender equality perspective, and how do we ensure that these changes contribute to a gender equal and sustainable Nordic region?

The conference highlights some of the gender equality challenges that apply to future education and working life and will explore solutions to achieve a more gender equal labour market. How do we ensure a Nordic region where education and working life promote equality and counteract discrimination? Can we achieve a Nordic region where narrow gender norms, prejudices and stereotypes do not limit the individual's opportunities and mobility in education and working life? A Nordic region that facilitates social development, welfare, and services to a diverse population with different needs?

The conference is part of Norway's presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2022. The conference is organized through the Council of Ministers for Gender Equality and LGBTI, in cooperation with the Council of Ministers for Working Life and the Council of Ministers for Education and Research.


The first part of the conference will address why it is important to have a gender perspective in the changes in working life, and what gender equality challenges we face in working life going forward.

The second part of the conference will be about the gender segregated education and the labour market, about the consequences that follow from this and about possible measures in sectors where gender segregation is considerable.

In the final part of the conference, Nordic ministers for gender equality will participate in a panel discussion. What plans exist and what priorities are made in the work for an equal and sustainable education and working life at national and Nordic level?

  • 09:15 Doors open
  • 10:00 Conference opening
  • 12:40 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 End

The program will be updated.