The concept of the creative industries refers to those activities which have their origin in individual creativity. The creative industries represent one of the fastest growing areas of the global economy. The Nordic Region would be able to brand itself as a leader in the creative industries.
Nordic co-operation on energy aims to contribute with visible and sustainable solutions for the most important and relevant energy challenges facing the Nordic Region. These include fighting greenhouse gas emissions and securing energy supplies in the future.
Nordic co-operation in this area covers fisheries, fish-farming and catching and is based on living marine resources. The co-operation in the Nordic Council and Council of Ministers is political and is directed towards the politicians and the administrations in the Nordic countries. The core aim of the co-operation is to develop a sustainable approach to the use of living marine resources such as fish and marine mammals.
Innovation is an important part of the solution to the key challenges facing the Nordic region. There is a great capacity to create innovation in the Nordic countries, and there are excellent opportunities to become better both by learning from each other and from countries outside the region.
Nordic co-operation in labour and employment provides the countries with an important platform for the exchange of information and mutual inspiration. It helps the countries achieve their objectives of expanding the work force, promoting health and welfare at work and improving the ability of the labour market to change.
Nordic co-operation on regional policy focuses on generating growth and better living conditions on the basis of each area's potential and need. The official Nordic co-operation on regional policy has made important contributions to national policy via the systematic exchange of knowledge and experiences between countries.