Meet Nordic institutions at the 2023 Session of the Nordic Council

Informationspunkt på Nordiska rådets session 2022
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Participants in the Session will have the opportunity to get to know some of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ institutions and other organisations involved in Nordic co-operation. The following organisations will have information points at the Session:

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ environmental working groups

Information about the Nordic Council of Ministers’ working groups for environmental and climate issues and their activities will be available here.

Nordic Energy Research

Nordic Energy Research is the platform for co-operative energy research and policy development under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. It funds research that supports ambitions shared by the Nordic countries in the field of energy. It does so by generating knowledge about sustainable energy and contributing to the development of new, competitive energy solutions. It also runs projects and supports the Nordic Council of Ministers’ working groups that provide the basis for policy development within the energy sector in the Nordic Region.  

Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is an international financial institution that provides concessionary financing to projects that promote climate and development initiatives in low-income countries, with particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. It was founded in 1988 by the five Nordic nations and has offices in Helsinki.

Info Norden

Info Norden, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023, is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ online information service that helps promote freedom of movement in the Nordic Region and maps potential obstacles to it. The service helps decision-makers and official agencies to make the Nordic Region more open.

Nordic Investment Bank

The Nordic Investment Bank (NB) is the joint international financial institution for the Nordic and Baltic states. It funds projects that improve productivity and benefit the environment in the two regions.  

Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK)

Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) gathers and conveys research-based knowledge about gender equality and LGBTI issues. Current projects cover topics such as equal pay for equal work, older LGBTI people’s encounters with health and social services and conditions at work for trans people in the Nordic Region.

Publications and information about Nordic co-operation

Come and familiarise yourself with the latest publications from Nordic co-operation. Tips on how to find information and images from the Session on are available here.

The border information services

Along with Info Norden, the border information services – Border Service Norway-Sweden, Border Service Sweden-Finland-Norway and Øresunddirekt – form the Freedom of Movement Council’s strategic frontline. The information services provide security in everyday life for those who need information tailored to the border regions about rules and official bodies in the Nordic Region. Their work includes reporting potential obstacles to cross-border movements to the Freedom of Movement Council and promoting initiatives that improve mobility.


Nordplus is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ programme for student exchange visits between the Nordic and Baltic countries. The programme is based on a network and gives students on participating programmes the opportunity to study at a higher education institution in other Nordic or Baltic countries.

Nordic Innovation 

Nordic Innovation strives to make the Nordic Region a leader in sustainable growth by developing entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in Nordic companies. It acts as a catalyst for Nordic co-operation and the Nordic innovation ecosystem. Bringing companies, people and organisations closer together creates a basis for solutions and innovations that benefit the people of the Nordic Region. Register for Nordic Innovation’s 50th anniversary celebration on 2 November at the Deichman Library!


The Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (NordGen) is the Nordic countries’ joint gene bank and knowledge centre for genetic resources. NordGen’s remit is to preserve and promote the sustainable use of the diversity of livestock, forests and plants that is essential to Nordic agriculture.


The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) is an international financial institution that funds the initial scaling up of Nordic green solutions on global markets. NEFCO was founded in 1990 by the five Nordic nations and only funds green projects. It uses concrete measures to speed up the green transition.


NordForsk is a Nordic Council of Ministers’ organisation that funds and coordinates Nordic co-operation on research. Its remit includes strengthening Nordic research co-operation, generating research of the highest quality along with national research councils, universities and other funding bodies, and ensuring that the co-operation creates generates Nordic added value.