The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad is a part of the Secretariat of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen and serves as a facilitator, catalyst and contact point for cooperation between partners from Kaliningrad Region and partners from the Nordic Countries in accordance with memorandum of understanding of 22. December 2005.
NEFCO is a joint Nordic financial institution whose primarily purpose is to generate positive environmental effects of interest to the Nordic region by funding projects in Central and Eastern Europe countries.
The Nordic Waste Group works towards sustainable processing of waste products in the Nordic countries and Europe. An important element in this work is a joint Nordic contribution to EU legislation. Another focus area is the adaptation of EU legislation to the specific conditions applicable in the Nordic region.
The Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility is a regional carbon finance facility which purchases carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol from energy-related and other projects on behalf of its investors.
The information office in St Petersburg was established in 1995 with the purpose of representing the Nordic Council of Ministers. One of its most important functions is to detect new trends and discover new possibilities for joint Russian Nordic cooperation.
The information office aims to represent Nordic concepts and demonstrate Nordic cooperation in Russia. Another purpose of the information office is to build networks with the national authorities, NGOs, and other international actors in the Russian regions.