The vision for Nordic co-operation on education and research is of a region that continues to be a world leader in knowledge and welfare. The work involved is based on the desire to create an integrated education and research community in the Nordic Region. The programme sets the direction for co-operation at ministerial level on education, research and languages. The purpose is to enhance co-operation based on the political agendas of the Nordic countries, including the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. MR-U focuses on three strategic areas: education, research and language. Work on the programme will focus on refining existing forms of collaboration and initiatives and identifying new ones.