Business meeting, notes by Dag
Comment by Dag L 0902 on participation
The meeting was sufficiently well visited and a sufficient number of people contributed lectures and posters to justify the meeting, therefore I suggest it is quite evident these meetings should continue for the foreseeable future, in spite of what I state in the following.
As far as I understand no-one outside the "Nordic countries" participated.
Even if the meetings are primarily meant for a Nordic group, it is a bit disappointing that this meeting did not attract anyone else (the Nordic meetings are by no means "forbidden" for "outsiders", I have myself often brought alien visitors to these meetings).
I get the feeling that the representation from Denmark and Finland could have been on a higher level.
This Nordic group has made considerable efforts to involve the Baltic countries to support their efforts to get closer ties with the west and Europe. It was therefore disappointing that no-one from the Baltic countries participated. Iceland is a bit isolated and the travelling is more complicated from Baltic countries, but it would mean the death of the efforts to get the Balts involved if they were not represented in Denmark and Komi.
The previous meeting was arranged in Scotland, but it was no-one from Scotland at this meeting, in spite of its physical closeness.