Secretary of the Nordic Council of Ministers

The address Ved Stranden 18 is home to the Secretariat to the Nordic Council of Ministers, along with the Nordic Council and the Nordic Cultural Fund.

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Norden Hus
Ved Stranden 18
1061 København K
Danmark

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Secretary of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Department for HR, Administration and Law (HRAJ)
The Department is responsible for recruitment, staff development, human resource management, for service functions (including IT, the reception and attendants) and for co-ordinating and preparing meetings of the Council of Ministers for Justice Affairs (MR-JUST).
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Department for Culture and Resources (KR)
The Department for Culture and Resources co-ordinates the work done by the Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture (MR-K) on art and cultural projects, media and the Nordic houses; the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation (MR-SAM) on children and young people (the Nordic Committee for Children and Young People); the Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality and LGBTI (MR-JÄM) on equality and LGBTI, and the Nordic Council of Ministers for Fisheries, Aquaculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MR-FJLS) on fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, food, forestry and New Nordic Food.
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The Department of Knowledge and Welfare (KV)
The Department of Knowledge and Welfare works with initiatives pertaining to education and research, social matters including health and welfare issues, as well as labour market matters. The department holds primary responsibility for Nordic co-operation on language and is responsible for inter-sectoral efforts regarding integration on behalf of the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation.
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Department for Growth and Climate (VK)

The remit of the Department for Growth and Climate includes co-ordinating Nordic co-operation on sustainable growth (MR-V), the environment and climate (MR-MK), financial policy (MR-FINANS) and multi-sectoral work, including on the Arctic and sustainable development.

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Secretary General's Office (GSK)
Communications Department (KOMM)
Together with the head of communications, KOMM's information officers, website staff, interpreters, translators, publications staff, project workers, administrators and student helpers look after long-term and day-to-day communication and information work for the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
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Publications Department
The Publications Department serves as the publishing house for the Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat. We produce about 200 publications a year. Some publications present the results of research projects that are wholly or partly funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, while some publications are commissioned by the Secretariat to the Nordic Council of Ministers and consist, for example, of policy programmes, action plans, and analyses. The Department also advises on matters concerning publishing and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ visual identity. All publications are available as free downloads from www.norden.org/NordPub.
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Interpretation and Translation Unit

The Interpretation and Translation Unit (TOLK) is responsible for translation and interpretation services at the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council. The unit has five advisers and a student assistant.

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Web Editorial Office
The digital media office is responsible for the development and operation of www.norden.org, social media, and video, as well as the digital strategy. The editorial office consists of a digital editor, a digital advisor, a web developer, and three students. If you have any queries regarding our web pages, please contact the web editorial office by e-mail at: webredaktionen@norden.org
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Nordic Council of Ministers’ Baltic offices
Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia
One of the office’s most important tasks is to pick up on new trends and look for new opportunities for joint Nordic-Estonian co-operation, in dialogue with the Nordic embassies, with which the office has a close working relationship. The office also works broadly as the advocate of all that is ‘Nordic’ and promotes Nordic co-operation in Estonia.
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The Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia is a part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Secretariat and serves as a catalyst for the Nordic-Baltic cooperation in Latvia. The Office works closely with the Nordic diplomatic representations in Latvia and coordinates joint Nordic initiatives, as well as identifies trends and opportunities for the Nordic–Baltic cooperation.
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Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Lithuania
One of the office's most important tasks is to catch new trends and look for new opportunities for joint Nordic-Lithuanian co-operation, in dialogue with the Nordic embassies, with which the office has a close working relationship. The office also works broadly as the advocate of all that is 'Nordic' and promotes Nordic Co-operation in Lithuania.
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The Finance Unit (EKONOMI)
The Unit is responsible for the overall financial management, allocation of funding (projects, programmes, strategic partners and the Nordic institutions) and for the accounts, budgets, payroll, taxes and fees for the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Council and the Nordic Culture Fund.
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