Journalists can now apply for accreditation for the Session of the Nordic Council and awards ceremony

28.09.21 | News


Matts Lindqvist

This year, the Session of the Nordic Council will be held in person at Christiansborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. Due to the pandemic, last year’s Session was an online event. 

Journalists can now apply for accreditation for the 73rd Session of the Nordic Council in Copenhagen from 1 to 4 November 2021. Journalists are invited to apply for accreditation using the link below, which is valid for both the Session and the awards ceremony of the Nordic Council prizes. If nothing unforeseen crops up, this year the Session will be held in person.

The Session is the biggest annual Nordic political forum and is attended by parliamentarians, prime ministers, and a raft of other government ministers from across the Nordic Region. In addition, this year’s session will be hosted by Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General.

The first day will mostly be devoted to party group meetings, and the official opening of the session takes place on Tuesday 2 November at 14:00.

The following day of the Session begins with a summit between the Nordic Council and the Nordic prime ministers, which in practice means a plenary session during which council members can put questions directly to the heads of government. The topic of the debate is co-operation in times of crisis. On Wednesday, Stoltenberg will also give his speech in a plenary session, followed by a debate on defence and security.

The session ends on Thursday 4 November at 16:00. A new President and Vice-President for 2022 will be elected on the last day.

Nordic Council prizes to be awarded on Tuesday 2 November

On the evening of Tuesday 2 November at 20:00 (CET), the Nordic Council’s awards ceremony will be held at Skuespilhuset in Copenhagen. Five prizes will be awarded. Only journalists accredited for the Session will be able to participate in the awards ceremony. Immediately after the awards ceremony, the winners will be available for interviews and photographs.

Due to a limited number of seats, there is a risk that not all accredited members of the press will get a seat in the hall. Anyone interested in following the awards ceremony should tick that option on the accreditation application form.

The broadcast of the awards ceremony will start at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched live on DR 2 and throughout the Nordic Region via the DR website The awards ceremony, which this year is produced by DR, will also be broadcast on public service channels throughout the region. Check your national television listings for details.

Accreditation required

Journalists wanting to cover the Session and awards ceremony must apply for accreditation by 15:00 (CET) on 27 October. A valid press card is required. Press conferences will be held throughout the Session. More details about them will follow later. Accreditation is valid for all press conferences unless otherwise stated.

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 awards ceremony, please call Elisabet Skylare on +45 21 71 71 27 or e-mail her at