The Nordic Council of Ministers
Overall responsibility for the Nordic Council of Ministers lies with the respective Prime Ministers. In practice, responsibility is delegated to the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation and to the Nordic Committee for Co-operation, which co-ordinates the day-to-day work of the official political Nordic co-operation.
Despite its name the Nordic Council of Ministers consists, in fact, of several individual councils of ministers. Most of the Nordic ministers for specific policy areas meet in a council of ministers a couple of times a year. The Chairmanship of the Council of Ministers, which is held for a period of one year, rotates between the five Nordic countries. Decisions made in the Council of Ministers are unanimous.
The Council of Ministers’ Advisory and Co-ordinating body for matters relating to children and young people is the Nordic Committee for Children and Young Adults (NORDBUK). NORDBUK’s work covers all areas of co-operation within the Nordic Council of Ministers.
For international youth cooperation there are two important funds:
For more information visit www.norden.org