NORDEN Association – Foreningen NORDEN



The NORDEN Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to promote more effective coorporation among all Nordic countries. We work to enhance Nordic coorporation on all levels - between the Nordic people as well as the Nordic states and governments. We work across all political party lines.

The organization is part of a Nordic - including associations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and the Aland Islands.

The NORDEN Association (Foreningen NORDEN) was founded in 1919 and has been focusing on Scandinavian and Nordic cooperation since the beginning. Our goal is to make it easier for Nordic citizens to live, work and travel in all Nordic countries.

Target group: All.


We handle student and teachers' exchange programs in all the Nordic countries, including Scandinavia.

Informing on and drawing attention to Nordic issues are two other important tasks for The NORDEN Association. We sell books, publish a magazine (Norden Nu) on all Nordic issues, and offer various kinds of information on many aspects on the Nordic societies. We also lobby on political decisions in Denmark and other Nordic countries.

We also initiate local Nordic activities. In Denmark, NORDEN Association (Foreningen NORDEN) has 120 local branches across the country. These local branches offer a great variety of activities - from photo exhibits and lectures to inexpensive guided tours throughout the Nordic countries, all with one purpose: To bring the Nordic people together.

The NORDEN Association (Foreningen NORDEN) is a people´s organization whereas the Nordic Council represents the members of the Nordic parliaments and the Nordic Council of Ministers represents the governments.

Size of the organisation:

- Number of members: 13.000
- Number of active members: 13.000
- Number of local departments: 120
- Number of schools: 335


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