Nordic co-operation Programmes
As a research institute under the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio is involved in several Nordic co-operation programmes to facilitate exchange of information between key stakeholders and the overall development of the Nordic Region. The main steering document in this context is the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Regional Development and Planning, but Nordregio also acts as secretariat for the Nordic Arctic Co-operation Programme as well as contributing to the work on Agenda 2030.
Based on the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Regional Development and Planning, the main purpose of the thematic groups is to contribute to the exchange of knowledge and experience between regional policy stakeholders in the Nordic countries, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland.
Based in the previous co-operation programme for regional development, the Nordic working groups provided arenas for Nordic policy-makers and planners to meet, exchange ideas and experiences, discuss trends and policy measures and produce new knowledge on regional development, policies and planning tools.
The Arctic co-operation programme contributes to the Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision of an “innovative, borderless, visible and outward-looking Nordic Region”.