Nordic cooperation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. These countries together form the Nordic region – Norden – which comprises approximately 26 million people.

Parliamentary cooperation in the region began in 1952 with the foundation of the Nordic Council and expanded in 1971 with the creation of a body for intergovernmental cooperation, the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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