The Session is the biggest annual Nordic political forum and is attended by the Nordic Council’s 87 parliamentarians, the Nordic prime ministers, the Nordic ministers for foreign affairs, and a raft of other government ministers from across the Nordic Region.
The official opening of the session takes place on Tuesday 31 October at 14:00. On the same day, a plenary summit of the members of the Nordic Council and the Nordic prime ministers will take place.
All plenary debates and meetings are open to the media and can also be followed via live stream at norden.org. The President and Vice President of the Nordic Council, the prime ministers, and the ministers for foreign affairs will hold press conferences throughout Session week. More information on these press conferences will be provided to journalists with valid accreditation.
Session week will begin on Monday 30 October with meetings of the Nordic Council’s five party groups. The Nordic Youth Council will hold its session the weekend before.
The Session ends on Thursday 2 November at 15:00. A new President and Vice-President for 2024 will be elected on the last day.
Nordic Council prizes to be awarded on 31 October
The awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes will be held at the Oslo Opera House starting at 19:30 (Norwegian time) on Tuesday 31 October. Five prizes will be awarded. Only journalists who have accreditation for the Session may 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 award ceremony will also be streamed live on norden.org.
Deadline for accreditation is 27 October
Journalists and photographers wanting to cover the Session and awards ceremony must apply for accreditation by 14:00 (Norwegian time) 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.