The RCS Nordic-Baltic Hub was founded early 2017 with its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. The NB Hub, supported by established founder organisations, including the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland and many diaspora associations, will raise awareness of the Commonwealth in the Nordic-Baltic Region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden).
There are over 350,000 Commonwealth citizens in the region and the Hub aims to implement the RCS' programmes and policies to improve their lives and the understanding of their issues at both home and in their country of residence.
The RCS Nordic-Baltic Hub will provide companies and organisations in the Nordic-Baltic Region with opportunities to improve their outreach and interaction with Commonwealth countries, communities and people.
The objectives of the RCS NB Hub are as follows:
Advocate positive social change and improve well-being and prosperity, influenced by proven Nordic-Baltic models
Empower young people through youth programmes high-lighting good practice and success stories from the Nordic-Baltic region
Support cross-cutural exchange of "on- and off- the job" skills, vocational development, and entrepreneurship for all
Build a platform and working relations with influential Commonwealth diaspora
Organise local events and debates on topics of importance with high profile speakers from across the political, business and civil society spectrum