Collaborations and mission
Nordicom has many partners beyond our regular projects, which are often a collaboration with another organisation. In addition, several of our employees have roles on scientific advisory boards or similar. Below is a selection of collaborations and missions that are currently ongoing. In addition to what is listed below, Nordicom also cooperates with the national statistical centres in the Nordic countries.
The Nordic Media Authorities
Nordicom cooperates with the media authority in all Nordic countries, especially when it comes to issues regarding media and information literacy and exchanging knowledge and experiences:
Medienorge is an information centre for knowledge and facts about Norwegian media, located at the University of Bergen. Medienorge documents the Norwegian media development in a similar way to how Nordicom—as well as our Nordic mission—documents Swedish media development.
UNESCO: MILID & GAPMIL
Nordicom is collaborating with MILID and GAPMIL, two networks under the UNESCO umbrella. GAPLMIL stands for Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy, and works to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information skills. A sub-organisation for GAPMIL is MILID, which is a network for universities working with media and information literacy. MILID stands for Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. Nordicom has published three books within the framework of MILID:
UNESCO Chair in Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy
Nordicom’s former director, Ulla Carlsson, has held the UNESCO Chair in Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy since 2014. The books for which Ulla Carlsson is editor are published by Nordicom. These are publications with a broad international coverage, both in terms of perspective and participating authors. Ulla Carlsson has initiated and been editor of many books, and they can all be downloaded here. An important series of publications that are based on freedom of expression are the following:
Media & democracy
in the summer of 2017, it was clear that the Innovation and Development program Medier & demokrati [Media & democracy] would start at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. However, the discussions leading up to the program started several years earlier, and Nordicom has long been one of the program’s partners. Medier & demokrati [Media & democracy] is a research program initiated by the industry, and they work with national issues relating to social challenges for the media.
The staff at Nordicom also have several different board missions. A selection of these are:
Member of the Royal Skytteanska Academy, Umeå (2012--)
Member of the collaborative group for duty related and strategical funding, KB, Stockholm (2015-)
Member of the Press Subsidies Council, Stockholm (2015-)
Member of the scientific advisory board for the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, Stockholm (2015-)
Member of the scientific advisory board for DEMICOM, Sundsvall (2015-)
Member of the scientific advisory board for the Institutuion for Media Studies, Stokholm (2015-)
Member of the Film Education Council, Stockholm (2016-)
Member of the board of Swedish Society for Information Specialists, (SFIS Väst, Göteborg).