Norway holds the presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017

Norwegian Presidency focuses on the Nordic Region in transition, the Nordic Region in the world and the Nordic Region in Europe.

Norway’s presidency programme will form the basis for Nordic inter-governmental co-operation in 2017 and is divided into three main themes:

  • The Nordic Region in transition We will promote Nordic competitiveness, the green transition, the transition to a low-emission society, integration, and co-operation on health.
  • The Nordic Region in Europe  We will work to strengthen our co-operation on European policy. A strong Nordic voice in Europe is good for the region and good for Europe.
  • The Nordic Region in the world  We will further develop the Nordic strategic partnership on foreign policy. 

Norway will also take a close look at synergies between Nordic and Nordic-Baltic co-operation.