Happiness Conference Panel: Nordics Well-Being


Since the start of the World Happiness Report in 2013, the 4 Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, have constantly been ranked the top 10 happiest countries in the world. What makes the Nordic countries happier than other places in the world? More importantly, can the exceptionalism of Nordic happiness be replicated in other countries, such as Singapore?

Find out more about the secret behind the exceptionalism of Nordic happiness as we invite the 4 Nordic Ambassadors to share their insights.

Attendance of this panel discussion is FREE.
This session is part of the annual Happiness Conference, organised by Happiness Initiative supported by National Youth Council.

P.S. The Zoom link for this panel will be given to you automatically upon registration.

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Moderator: Nikki Muller
Co-founder, Intimatesuppers
Nikki co-founded the private dining concept, intimatesuppers, and enjoys entertaining guests with great food and exciting themed dinners. This travel enthusiast adores murder mysteries and once spent Christmas Day in Torquay,Devon, at Agatha Christie’s Greenway Estate where she played on the legendary crime writer’s piano.

HE Anita Nergaard
Ambassador of Norway
An economist by training, Ms Nergaard started her professional career in the Central Bank of Norway in 1993. She holds a PhD Study Programme degree and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Sandra Jensen Landi
Ambassador of Denmark
Ms Sandra Jensen Landi is the Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore and Brunei since August 2020. Prior to her accreditation to Singapore, She was Deputy Director of Humanitarian Affairs, Civil Society and Public Engagement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Niclas Kvarnström
Ambassador of Sweden

Mr Kvarnström was previously the Campaign Manager for Sweden’s successful candidature to the UN Security Council for the period 2017-18, as well as Advisor to the Wallenberg family, a premier Nordic industrial and financial group. In the diplomatic service, he had served at Sweden’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York and its Embassy in Beijing.

Antti Vänskä
Ambassador of Finland
In Finland, Mr. Vänskä has served, among other positions, as the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Finland (2010-2014). Earlier, he has worked in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs as Deputy Director in the Unit for Russia and as Counsellor in the Unit for Asia dealing for instance with relations between the EU and the ASEAN.


Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take.

Hence, helping people live a more fulfilling life and take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions.

We focus on three areas - raising awareness on the science of wellbeing, translating research into practice and programmes, and building a community that promotes the practice of wellbeing.

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.

Thu Dec 3, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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