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Institutions

Nordic Council of Ministers' Institutions.
NordForsk
NordForsk is a Nordic research board with responsibility for co-operation on research and researcher training in the Nordic region.
Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues
The job of the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues is to bolster Nordic co-operation relating to welfare. The centre provides and supports networks, facilitates the exchange of experience, disseminates knowledge, and enables co-operation at a Nordic level. The centre is located in Finland and Sweden.
Nordic Culture Point
Nordic Culture Point is one of the main instruments used by the Nordic Council of Ministers to pursue its priorities for cultural co-operation in the period 2013– 2020. Nordic Culture Point (NCP) serves as a focal point for Nordic culture and for enhancing the sense of Nordic cultural affinity in Finland and elsewhere in the Nordic region. NCP’s funding programmes contribute to the ongoing rejuvenation of Nordic and Nordic/Baltic cultural co-operation. NCP is responsible for the narrative and profile of Nordic cultural partnerships in the Region and beyond.
Nordic Energy Research
The main remit of Nordic Energy Research (NEF) is to fund Nordic co-operation on energy. NEF funds and promotes Nordic co-operation, generates research on which decisions on energy policy are made, serves as a link between industry, research and policy makers and prioritises sustainable and competitive energy solutions. NEF is based in Norway and also works at European level.
Nordic House in the Faroe Islands (FO)
The Nordic House’s aim is to support and promote Nordic and Faroese culture, and to tie closer bonds between cultural life locally and in the Nordic region.
Nordic Innovation
Nordic Innovation initiates and finances activities that enhance innovation and co-operates primarily with small and medium sized companies in the Nordic region. The mission is to make it easier to develop and do business in the Nordic region without national barriers.
Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ)
NIPÅ promotes cultural life in Åland, involvement in Nordic co-operation and closer cultural links between Åland and the other Nordic countries.
Nordregio - Nordic Centre for Regional Development
Nordregio is a leading Nordic research institute within the broad fields of regional development and urban planning. We provide policy relevant knowledge with a Nordic and European comparative perspective for decision-makers at the international, national and regional levels.
The Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen)
NordGen’s main remit is to help conserve genetic material from farm animals, plants and forests in the Nordic countries and ensure that it is used in a sustainable manner. NordGen is based in Sweden.
The Nordic House in Reykjavik (NOREY)
The overarching goal of the Nordic House in Reykjavik is to stimulate Nordic co-operation and strengthen relations between the Nordic countries. The institution is a Nordic cultural and knowledge centre and a creative meeting place which fosters and supports cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries.
The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA)
NIVA provides a forum for sharing knowledge about occupational health and safety. It runs various forms of top-class, advanced training – courses, seminars, workshops, etc. – in all of the Nordic countries. NIVA is based in Finland.
The Nordic Institute in Greenland (NAPA)
The Nordic Institute in Greenland (NAPA) is one of the main instruments used by the Nordic Council of Ministers to pursue its priorities for cultural co-operation in the period 2013– 2020. NAPA plays a prominent role in the Greenlandic and Nordic art and cultural scenes and encourages Nordic interest in Greenland. NAPA funds projects that encourage an accessible and participatory cultural life and focus on the country's cultural heritage. NAPA helps ensure that children and young people have a central place in Nordic co-operation.