Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021

Together we are stronger and wiser than we are individually. This is one of the fundamental theses of the Finnish programme for the presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021.

Finland’s presidency programme is based on the vision for Nordic co-operation, which states that the Nordic Region shall be the most integrated and sustainable region in the world. Furthermore, the programme for 2021 draws up guidelines for active co-operation on the creation of a greener, more competitive, and more socially sustainable Nordic Region.

The COVID-19 pandemic will have continue an effect in 2021, posing new challenges to co-operation. Overcoming these challenges is something that Finland will focus on during the year.

“The pandemic goes to show that we cannot solve global challenges alone. It makes sense to seek ways to prepare for future crises together. This is why Finland also wants to enhance co-operation within security of supply,” says Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

There is also cause to celebrate in 2021. The Nordic Council of Ministers will turn 50 and Åland’s self-government will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021-22.