Nordic co-operation

Nordic co-operation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. Together these countries form the Nordic Region – Norden – with a population of around 26 million people.

Parliamentary co-operation in the region began in 1952 with the foundation of the Nordic Council. This was expanded in 1971 with the creation of a body for intergovernmental co-operation, the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Nordic co-operation seeks to safeguard Nordic and regional interests in the global community. You can read more about the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council, the main forums for official Nordic co-operation, here.