Apply for accreditation for the Session of the Nordic Council and awards ceremony

16.09.19 | News
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Journalists are now welcome to apply for accreditation to the 71st Session of the Nordic Council in Stockholm from 29 to 31 October 2019. 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.

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.

The first day of the Session begins with a summit between the Nordic Council and the Nordic prime ministers, where council members can put questions directly to the heads of government. The topic of this year’s debate is sustainable change.

On the second day, the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation and the ministers for foreign affairs and defence present their reports in a plenary session. In addition, the Nordic Council will adopt a new strategy for Nordic co-operation in the field of security in society.

Furthermore, the Session will address a number of so-called member proposals submitted by the Nordic Council’s 87 members.

The Session will open on Tuesday 29 October at 14:00 and close on Thursday 31 November at 15:00. A new President and Vice-President for 2020 will be elected on the last day of the Session.

Nordic Council prizes awarded on Tuesday

On the evening of Tuesday 29 October, the awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes will take place at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Five prizes will be awarded. Only journalists who have accreditation for the Session may participate in the awards ceremony. A press conference and photo session will follow the ceremony.

It’s time to apply for accreditation

Journalists wanting to cover the Session and awards ceremony must apply for accreditation by 14:00 (CET) on 24 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.

Although journalists with valid press accreditation for the Swedish parliament require no additional accreditation for the Session, those also wishing to cover the awards ceremony must have accreditation for the Session.

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

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 Nordic Council and the Nordic governments, represented by the Nordic Council of Ministers. You can follow the Session on Twitter using the hashtags #nrsession, #nrpol, and #nrpriser.