Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
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CoScan acts as a coordinating body for societies which work for cultural exchange between UK and Ireland on the one hand and the five Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, on the other.

CoScan was founded in 1950 and is an autonomous non-profit making organisation funded by subscriptions from its affiliated member societies and individual members, by voluntary contributions and fund-raising activities.

CoScan comprises about 30 member societies, representing over 30,000 individuals, bringing together those with an interest or family roots in any of the five Nordic countries.

Our member societies cover a wide range of cultural and social topics, providing a network of advice, support and social contact.

CoScan is run by an Executive Committee elected by affiliated societies at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM is held alternately in the UK, and in a Nordic country (the biennial CoScan ‘Conference’). The Honorary President is not elected.

Executive Committee

Mark Elliott, CMG
President
Vacant
Chairman
Manja Ronne
Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Michael Davis
Secretary
Dr Eva Robards
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PETER WRIGHT OBE JP

We are sad to report the death on 14 February 2020 of Peter Wright, for many years Chairman of CoScan and, together with his wife Kari Moss Wright, the driving force behind much that CoScan did in recent decades. After many years as a member of the Executive Committee, Peter became Chairman in succession to Professor John Greve in May 2000, and resigned from that post in October 2007. He continued as a member of the Executive Committee with the role of General Secretary until 2011, and was thereafter elected to the newly-created post of Vice-President. An appreciation of Peter Wright will be published in the next edition of the CoScan Magazine due in June.
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The Confederation of Scandinavian Societies’ AGM will be taking place on the 24th - 26th of April in Göteborg.

Friday 24th April, afternoon – Arrival
Friday 24th April, early evening – Meet Up
Saturday 25th, morning – Guided bus tour (with stops) of city centre (appx 2 hours).
Saturday 25th, afternoon – Guided tour of City Museum includes the Viking longship (appx.1 hour)
Saturday 25th, evening – CoScan Dinner at a nearby restaurant
Sunday 26th, morning – CoScan AGM at hotel.
Sunday 26th, afternoon – farewells and return home.
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The Confederation of Scandinavian Societies’ AGM will be taking place on the 24th - 26th of April in Göteborg.

Friday 24th April, afternoon – Arrival
Friday 24th April, early evening – Meet Up
Saturday 25th, morning – Guided bus tour (with stops) of city centre (appx 2 hours).
Saturday 25th, afternoon – Guided tour of City Museum includes the Viking longship (appx.1 hour)
Saturday 25th, evening – CoScan Dinner at a nearby restaurant
Sunday 26th, morning – CoScan AGM at hotel.
Sunday 26th, afternoon – farewells and return home.

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Members and friends of CoScan, below is information about the Society's two awards: the CoScan Travel Award for those visiting a Scandinavian country, and the International Award for someone from Scandinavia of outstanding merit.

Travel Award:
As you may know, the CoScan Travel Award helps young British people visit a Scandinavian country. It is open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 25, planning to undertake a worthwhile project of a broadly educational nature.

You can read more about it here:
www.coscan.org.uk/travel-award/

The closing date for applications for a Travel Award grant is 31st March and you can download an application form here:
www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoSc_applic.form-04042019.pdf

We’d like to help as many young people as we can, and we’d like to be in a position to give more generous grants, so please consider making a one-off or regular contribution, however small. All donations will directly help young people and continue to enhance our relationship with the Scandinavian countries.

You can download a donation form here:
www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoScan-Travel-Award-Standing-Order-Form-05042019.pdf

International Award - call for nominations:
This prestigious award recognises an achievement of outstanding merit by an individual, body or group related to one or more of the five Nordic countries. This year's award was presented to Dr Lisbet Rausing, the Swedish science historian and philanthropist, at a special event at The Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London last month.

You can read more about this award, and previous award winners, here:
www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/

We are seeking nominations for the 2021 International Award. If there is someone that you would like to be added to the shortlist, please nominate them by March 31st 2020 by completing the form on our website here:
www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/
or by emailing tony.bray@coscan.org.uk

Voting will take place at the CoScan AGM in April.
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Members and friends of CoScan, below is information about the Societys two awards: the CoScan Travel Award for those visiting a Scandinavian country, and the International Award for someone from Scandinavia of outstanding merit.

Travel Award:
As you may know, the CoScan Travel Award helps young British people visit a Scandinavian country. It is open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 25, planning to undertake a worthwhile project of a broadly educational nature.

You can read more about it here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/travel-award/

The closing date for applications for a Travel Award grant is 31st March and you can download an application form here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoSc_applic.form-04042019.pdf

We’d like to help as many young people as we can, and we’d like to be in a position to give more generous grants, so please consider making a one-off or regular contribution, however small. All donations will directly help young people and continue to enhance our relationship with the Scandinavian countries.

You can download a donation form here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoScan-Travel-Award-Standing-Order-Form-05042019.pdf

International Award - call for nominations:
This prestigious award recognises an achievement of outstanding merit by an individual, body or group related to one or more of the five Nordic countries. This years award was presented to Dr Lisbet Rausing, the Swedish science historian and philanthropist, at a special event at The Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London last month.

You can read more about this award, and previous award winners, here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/

We are seeking nominations for the 2021 International Award. If there is someone that you would like to be added to the shortlist, please nominate them by March 31st 2020 by completing the form on our website here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/
or by emailing tony.bray@coscan.org.uk

Voting will take place at the CoScan AGM in April.
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