Formal Nordic Co-operation

Nordens hus på Ved Stranden
Mary Gestrin
Nordic co-operation, one of the most extensive forms of regional co-operation anywhere in the world, involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands.

Nordic Co-operation has political, financial and cultural roots and is an important partner in European and international co-operation. The Nordic community strives for a strong Nordic region in the world.

Nordic co-operation promotes Nordic and regional interests and values in a globalised world. Shared Nordic values make the Region one of the most innovative and competitive in the world.

The Nordic Council and Council of Ministers

The Nordic Council of Ministers is the forum for inter-governmental co-operation, the Nordic Council for inter-parliamentary co-operation. The work is overseen by the ministers for Nordic co-operation and elected members of the Nordic Council.

The prime ministers maintain a dialogue with these parliamentarians about ways in which the Nordic countries can benefit from synergies.

The Nordic Region – Together we are stronger

The ministers for Nordic co-operation issued ​​a joint statement on 6 February 2014 outlining their vision for Nordic co-operation. The declaration sets out a vision for Nordic co-operation as a whole.

The Nordic nations may be relatively small but we believe that it makes us stronger when we work with each other – and with others. This is our vision – our Nordic perspective.

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