About the Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretariat

Nordens hus på Ved Stranden
Mary Gestrin
The Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretariat in Copenhagen is responsible for day-to-day inter-governmental co-operation. It prepares the agenda items discussed by the 12 councils and committees of senior officials and is responsible for following up on and implementing decisions.

The Secretariat's structure is dynamic, changing in line with decisions on Nordic co-operation made by the national governments. 


The mission of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Secretariat is to facilitate co-operation between the Nordic governments. We help to achieve results that add value and raise the profile of the Nordic Region at home and abroad by

  • initiating, implementing and following up on policy decisions
  • developing knowledge on which to base Nordic solutions
  • building networks for the exchange of experiences and ideas. 

Secretariat opening hours

1 September–31 May:
Monday–Thursday 08:30–16:30
Friday, 08:30 to 15:30

June and August:
Monday–Friday 08:30–15:30

The Secretariat is closed to personal visits and telephone calls from 3 to 31 July. If you really need to get in touch with employees during this period, please search for their contact information here:

CVR (Business Registration) number

Nordic Council of Ministers’ CVR number: 43 04 19 16.