Nordic co-operation in the field of social affairs

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The Nordic countries work together on initiatives that contribute to achieving the overarching goals in the health and social affairs sector – ensuring social security in the Nordic Region, promoting targeted preventative efforts, improving quality and safety, and promoting innovation and research.

The Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, which has its headquarters in Stockholm and an office in Helsinki, handles much of the practical co-operation within social affairs, in terms of projects and exchanges of experience.

The Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues carries out projects, disseminates knowledge about welfare, supports networks of specialists from the Nordic countries, and promotes research collaboration.

Read more about the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues on the centre’s website.

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ action plan for Vision 2030

The action plan describes how the Nordic Council of Ministers will work to achieve the objectives of the vision through a series of initiatives linked to the vision’s three strategic priorities: a green Nordic Region, a competitive Nordic Region, and a socially sustainable Nordic Region. There are 12 objectives linked to the strategic priorities. The strategic priorities and objectives govern all the activities of the Nordic Council of Ministers over the next four years. The action plan is divided into 12 sections, each one linked to one of the 12 objectives