The Nordic University Computer Clubs' Conference (NUCCC) is an annual weekend meeting, typically in May or June. For more up-to-date information, visit the official NUCCC web site.
The Nordic countries constitute an area in northern Europe with large parts of culture, language and history in common. Most famous from history are the Vikings, who came from this area some 1000 years ago. General issues of the Nordic countries are discussed in Usenet newsgroup soc.culture.nordic. For background information, read the Nordic FAQ.
The flags at the top of this page represent Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Åland, and Greenland. Through history, these have been independent countries, members of various unions, enemies at war, or even colonies of each other. Sweden has been fortunate to experience peace since 1814, the others since 1945.
In modern times, cooperation between the Nordic countries means citizens can travel within the area without passports since 1952. Such issues are handled by the Nordic Council of Ministers, composed of members of the national governments. One of their important tasks is to coordinate national efforts to use the Internet in public schools.
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