Sweden takes over the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018

The Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers rotates between the five Nordic countries and is held for a period of one year. In 2018, Sweden takes over the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

An inclusive, sustainable, innovative, secure and open Nordic region is the starting point when Sweden takes over the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018. Digitalisation is a recurrent theme throughout Sweden’s presidency programme.

The Nordic countries have a strong democratic and civil society tradition characterised by equity, gender equality, sustainability and co-operation. The continuous exchange of knowledge and culture provides the basis for the Nordic prime ministers’ vision of the Nordic region as the world’s most integrated region.

The Nordic countries have a strong international engagement and value European cohesion and an active UN. The Nordic prime ministers’ initiative – Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges – aims to spread positive Nordic experience to the rest of the world.