Apply for accreditation for the Session of the Nordic Council in Oslo

19.09.18 | News
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Journalists are now welcome to apply for accreditation to the 70th Session of the Nordic Council in Oslo from 30 October until 1 November 2018. Journalists can apply for accreditation for the Session and the awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes at this link.

The Session is the biggest annual Nordic political forum and is attended by parliamentarians, prime ministers, a raft of other government ministers, and opposition leaders from across the Nordic Region.

The first day of the Session begins with the usual summit between the Nordic Council and the Nordic prime ministers, where council members can put questions directly to the heads of government.

On Wednesday, debates on foreign policy and defence will take place on the basis of reports made to the Nordic Council by the ministers for foreign affairs and defence. The Ministers for Nordic Co-operation will also present their report on Wednesday.

In addition, the Session will address current issues and a number of members’ proposals – proposals submitted by the 87 members of the Nordic Council.

The Session will open on Tuesday 30 October at 14:15 and close on Thursday 1 November at 15:00. A new President and Vice-President of the Nordic Council for 2019 will be elected on the last day of the Session.

Nordic Council prizes awarded on Tuesday

The winners of the Nordic Council prizes will be announced on Tuesday 30 October. The awards ceremony will take place at the Oslo Opera House. A press conference and photo session will follow the ceremony.

Journalists wishing to cover the Session and awards ceremony must apply for accreditation by 14:00 (CET) on 26 October. A valid press card is required. Press conferences will be held throughout the Session. Accreditation is valid for all press conferences unless otherwise stated.

The Nordic Council has prebooked a number of hotel rooms for journalists. For further information please e-mail department co-ordinator Birgitte Haj by 26 September at or call her on +45 60 39 42 07. The Nordic Council will not pay for the cost of the hotel.

If you have any questions about the Session, please call Matts Lindqvist on +45 29 69 29 05 or e-mail him at

If you have any questions regarding the prizes, please call Elisabet Skylare on +45 21 71 71 27 or e-mail her at

The Nordic Council is the official inter-parliamentary body of the Nordic Region. The annual autumn Session serves as a forum for political debate between the council and the Nordic governments, represented by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Follow the session on Twitter using the hashtags #nrsession and #nrpol.