About the Nordic Council Vice-President

The Nordic Council Vice-President is elected for one calendar year. The Vice-President comes from the same country as the President.

The Vice-President of the Nordic Council is elected at the Ordinary Session in the autumn. The Vice-President-elect is a member from the country in which the next ordinary Session will be held.

The Presidency, like the host country for the Sessions, alternates between the countries in accordance with an agreed rota which begins with Denmark, followed by Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

The Vice-President chairs the Presidium's meeting in the absence of the President. Otherwise, the Vice-President shares the Presidency with the President and takes responsibility for preparations for the Presidium's meetings and other meetings, including the content of the agenda, which are drawn up together with the Council's Secretary General, when the President is unable to attend.

The Vice-President relieves the President of some work when it comes to contacts with the national parliaments, the adjacent areas and relevant international organisations.

The Vice-President shares the official duties for the Nordic Council with the President.