Practical information for journalists on the 2021 Session and awards ceremony

Dansk journalist
Magnus Fröderberg/

Please note that this information will be updated regularly and that changes may be made.


Accreditation for the Session of the Nordic Council is mandatory for journalists who wish to cover the Session in person. A valid press card is required in order to be accredited. You can apply for accreditation until 15:00 (CET) on 27 October. After this date, and if you have any questions, please contact the Nordic Council’s communications advisor Matts Lindqvist by e-mail at or by phone on +45 29 69 29 05. 

Press conferences

The Nordic Council press conference prior to the Session will take place on 2 November from 10:15 to 10:45. The participants are the President and Vice President of the Nordic Council. The press conference can be followed in Scandinavian, Finnish, Icelandic, and English (interpretation available). The press conference will be held in the Landstingssalen.


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will give a brief doorstep address outside the plenary chamber of the Danish parliament before he makes his speech to the Nordic Council on 3 November. The doorstep address is due to start at 13:50.


In connection with the Session of the Nordic Council, the Nordic prime ministers will meet and hold a press conference on 3 November at the Danish Prime Minister’s Office at Christiansborg. The following applies to journalists and photographers at the prime ministers’ meeting:

09:05 to 09:30: Photo opportunity – photos when the prime ministers arrive at Dronningeporten at the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, followed by a family photo in Abildgaardssalen. The press should arrive at Dronningeporten at 08:15.

10:20 to 11:00: Press conference with the prime ministers in Spejlsalen in the Danish Prime Minister’s Office. Language: English. The press should arrive at Spejlsalen at 09:40.

NOTE! Those wishing to cover the prime ministers’ press conference and participate in the photo opportunities must apply for accreditation with the Danish Prime Minister’s Office. Accreditation for the Session of the Nordic Council is not valid for the prime ministers’ press conference. Applications for accreditation must be sent to by 12:00 on Monday 1 November.

The prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway, Sweden’s Minister for Nordic Co-operation, and the heads of government for Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Åland will all take part in the prime ministers’ press conference.


Registration will take place in the Folketing after the security check at the main entrance on Rigsdagsgården. Upon registration, you will get your press/access card, which allows you to follow the plenary sessions and press conferences.

A valid press card or photo ID must be shown when registering.

Registration will be open at the following times (all times CET):

Monday 1 November from 08:00 to 18:00

Tuesday 2 November from 08:00 to 18:30

Wednesday 3 November from 07:30 to 18:30

Thursday 4 November from 07:30 to 16:00

Photography in the plenary hall during the Session

During the Session, photography will only be permitted from the galleries. Only the Folketing’s and the Nordic Council’s official photographers will be allowed into the plenary chamber. The Nordic Council’s official images will be posted for unrestricted use (except for commercial purposes).

Press centre

There will be a media centre in the Folketing for working journalists. The media centre will be located in room F1-04, one floor up on the same floor as the Landstingssalen.

The Nordic Council’s communications advisors will be located in room 1-117, on the same floor as the Landstingssalen. The communications advisors are available to the press throughout the Session. Contact Matts Lindqvist by e-mail at or phone on +45 29 69 29 05.

WiFi and printers are available for use in the press centre.

The Session on social media

Please follow the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers on Twitter, which will be widely used during the Session. The Session’s hashtags are #nrsession and #nrpol.



The press have access to all the meetings and debates in the plenary chamber, which will be streamed live in Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish, and English.

Awards ceremony for the 2021 Nordic Council prizes

The awards ceremony will take place in Skuespilhuset at Sankt Annæ Pl. 36, Copenhagen. You must be accredited and have registered at the Folketing (see the information above). Upon registration, those who have been granted a place at the awards ceremony will receive a special invitation. Upon arrival at Skuespilhuset, you must present your invitation and photo ID. There will be a name list at the entrance. 

The awards ceremony starts at 20:00 and the doors open at 18:30 (all times CET). The doors will close at 19:15. Latecomers will not be admitted. All guests must be in their seats in the hall by 19:30. Dress code: smart casual / formal

Immediately after the awards ceremony, the winners will be available for interviews and photographs. Further information can be found below.

A press room with screen can be found in the Henckel Lounge at Skuespilhuset.

The prizes will be awarded in the following order (preliminary times in parentheses)

  1. Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize to be presented by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary (20:10)
  2. Nordic Council Film Prize to be presented by James Bond actor David Dencik (20:20)
  3. Nordic Council Music Prize to be presented by conductor and composer Phillip Faber (20:30)
  4. Nordic Council Environment Prize to be presented by food waste activist and previous winner Selina Juul (20:40)
  5. Nordic Council Literature Prize to be presented by the heads of government for Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Múte B. Egede and Bárður á Steig Nielsen (20:50)

Photography in the hall is not permitted – image will be uploaded regularly

IMPORTANT: Photography in the hall during the awards ceremony is NOT permitted. Press photos from the awards ceremony will be uploaded regularly into a separate press folder.

Photographs and interviews with the winners

Immediately after the awards ceremony, the winners will be available for interviews and photographs.  Here is the programme. The times are approximate and will be updated:

21:00: End of awards ceremony and live broadcast. 

21:05: Their Royal Highnesses will leave the hall. The winners will remain and go up onto the stage.

21:05: The press will go down from the first balcony to the stage. Two people at the exit will show the way.

21:07: Their Royal Highnesses will greet the winners on the stage. 

21:10: Photo opportunity: Group picture of the winners together with Their Royal Highnesses and the winners individually. Please see the marked area on the stage, and only with the agreement of communications advisor Elisabet Skylare.

Their Royal Highnesses will not answer questions.

Photos will be uploaded here: 

21:15: Opportunity to interview the winners in the green room behind the stage (maximum of four minutes per journalist in line).



News items will be published regularly on and social media

We will publish news from the awards ceremony as each prize is presented. The news items will be available in all the Nordic languages at and via Twitter. We use the hashtag #nrpriser

LIVE: the awards ceremony can be watched throughout the Nordic Region

The awards ceremony is being produced by DR and will be broadcast at 20:00 (CET) on DR 2 and via livestream at to enjoy throughout the Nordic Region. Norway’s NRK, Sweden’s SVT, and Finland’s Yle will also broadcast the ceremony live, while Iceland’s RÚV will broadcast the show on 3 November. Check your national television listings for details.

WiFi at the Session

Networks: Norden2021

Password: WeWelcomeYouAll2021

Please contact us if you have any questions!

  • Elisabet Skylare,, +45 21 71 71 27 
  • Josefine Carstad (environment prize),, +45 22 35 70 13