The Nordic region will become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world

On 19 June 2019, the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation agreed on a new vision for the Nordic Council of Ministers. The vision was adopted by the Prime Ministers on 20 August 2019.

When discussing the vision, the Prime Ministers clearly stated that all work done within the frameworks of the Nordic Council of Ministers must contribute to achieving the vision. The way in which the budget for Nordic co-operation is allocated must also reflect the strategic priorities associated with the vision.

This will entail a certain amount of restructuring and refocusing of work on Nordic co-operation.

In order to realise the vision, the Nordic Council of Ministers will prioritise three areas in the next four years: a green Nordic region, a competitive Nordic region and a socially sustainable Nordic region.

All of the ministerial councils and Nordic institutions must make a concrete contribution and ensure that the vision is realised. In autumn 2019, time will be spent actively building support for the vision in the Nordic countries, in the Nordic Council, in civil society and in the business community throughout the Nordic region.