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.
NOSOSKO is responsible for the co-ordination of social statistics in the Nordic countries and for undertaking comparative analyses and descriptions of the scope and the substance of social security measures.
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.
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.
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 Fund's primary purpose is to promote film and TV productions of high quality in the five Nordic countries by providing support for top-up financing of feature films, TV-fiction / series and creative documentaries.
SNS is a co-operative body financed with Nordic funds under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The overall objective is to promote research into the diverse functions of the forests in sustainable forestry, as well as to advice the Nordic Council of Ministers on questions concerning forests and forestry research.
Nordic Information on Gender's (NIKK) assignment is to gather and disseminate national research, policy and practice in the area of gender equality in a Nordic perspective to a broad group of interested parties. Comparative information on current equality and gender research in the whole Region will be communicated. The aim is that the knowledge shared will serve as a basis for policy discussions in the Nordic countries and internationally.
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.
The Institute's academic staff covers a wide range of private and public law subjects, with special interest in the fields of maritime and transportation law, insurance law, and petroleum and energy law.
The Nordic Journalist Centre will create and maintain interest in the media for Nordic affinity and cultural community. This goal is reached by courses, seminars and other competence building initiatives.
NOMESKO is a permanent statistical committee under the Nordic Council of Ministers with separate funding from the Nordic Committee on Social Policy. The committee is, amongst other things, responsible for the co-ordination of the health statistics in the Nordic countries.