Current initiatives

Keep up with the latest Nordic initiatives and campaigns.


COP26: Choosing Green

Watch all events from the Nordic Pavilions in Glasgow and Helsinki online

En fjord omgivet af bjerge

The Nordic Environmental Relay

The annual Nordic Council Environment Prize goes to a company, organisation or individual for extraordinary efforts on behalf of the environment.

Demokratifestivallerne sommer 2021

Nordic festivals of democracy 2021

This year, official Nordic co-operation will be involved in debates at five democracy festivals, where politicians, civil society, experts, young people and the business community will cross swords and talk politics directly with the rest of society.

Helsingfors og Nordisk Ministerråd 50 år

Nordic Day 2021

The Nordic Council of Ministers is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. As part of Nordic Day on 23 March, five debates showed what the countries have achieved together and what key players are focusing on right now.

promenade operaen i Oslo

CHOOSING GREEN: A digital summit in the lead up to COP26

Join us for a digital one-day-event on post-corona green recovery in the lead up to COP26.


The competencies of the future

The future does not just appear out of thin air. It is created. The aim is to prepare children and young people for the future even though nobody knows quite what it will look like. Education and training are the keys to the competencies of the future.

Nordic Solutions at COP23 theme photo

Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges

Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges is a joint initiative by the Prime ministers of the Nordic countries. We want to invite the world to share Nordic knowledge and experiences of six priority flagship projects.

Debate at CSW

The Nordic Gender Effect at Work

Promoting gender equality at work is not only the right thing to do – it is also smart. The Nordic Gender Effect at Work shares the true story of how Nordic investments in gender equality foster employment, family wellbeing and growth.

Podcast recording at COP24. How can we eat our way to a green and healthy future?

Think Nordic!

THINK NORDIC! Do dads hold the key to sustainability and how can we eat our way to a green and healthy future? These are just some of the nourishing, engaging and challenging questions that will be asked and attempted to be answered on the new podcast series, ‘Think Nordic’. 

Harbourfront Centre i Toronto

Nordic cultural initiatives

The Nordic Region has a strong, high-quality and diverse art and culture sector, which is in great demand internationally.

 Launch of Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges

New Nordic Food

The New Nordic Food programme aims at initiating, facilitating and coordinating activities grounded in the New Nordic Food manifesto.

Skulptur Britt Smelvær

International branding of the Nordic Region

The world is turning to the Nordic Region at the moment, and branding will help draw attention to what we have in common: our Nordic perspective, our values and a culture that stems from a shared history.

Nordic Food Policy Lab meeting

Nordic Food Policy Lab

The overall aim of Nordic Food Policy Lab project is to encourage the use of Nordic policy solutions to help address the food issues identified as challenges in the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.