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.
One of the office's most important tasks is to catch new trends and look for new opportunities for joint Nordic-Lithuanian co-operation, in dialogue with the Nordic embassies, with which the office has a close working relationship. The office also works broadly as the advocate of all that is 'Nordic' and promotes Nordic Co-operation in Lithuania.
The cooperation between the Nordic Council of Ministers and Estonia is primarily a political cooperation through which experience exchange contributes to realization of joint goals.
One of its most important functions is to discover new trends and new possibilities for joint Estonian Nordic cooperation. The information office aims to represent Nordic concepts and demonstrate Nordic cooperation in Estonia. The office often coordinates the joint Nordic Estonian activities and functions as an initiator of various engagements that raises the profile of Nordic traits.
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ branch office in Tartu is responsible for regional border cooperation and for education and science. The office assists the Nordic Council of Ministers in administrating the Nordic-Baltic mobility programme for civil servants.
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.
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia is a part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Secretariat and serves as a catalyst for the Nordic-Baltic cooperation in Latvia. The Office works closely with the Nordic diplomatic representations in Latvia and coordinates joint Nordic initiatives, as well as identifies trends and opportunities for the Nordic–Baltic cooperation.
The office shares Nordic culture through a number of activities in the border region, for example, visits from Nordic writers, art exhibitions, concerts, reading groups and travel to the Nordic countries. The office is also charged with increasing knowledge of Southern Jutland in the rest of the Nordic region.