The Nordic cooperation within the sectors of social affairs and health aims to increase the fundamental principles of equal treatment of citizens, ensure access to services and quality and safety within those services.
The Council of Ministers for Health and Social Affairs
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration participates - along with the Danish Ministry of Health and Prevention - in the Nordic Council of Ministers for Health and Social Affairs (MR-S).
See a list of the ministers in the Council of Ministers for Health and Social Affairs.
Read more about the cooperation on the Nordic Council of Ministers theme-page about Welfare.
The Presidency has the responsibility for coordinating the Nordic cooperation and takes the necessary initiatives. The purpose is to provide both dynamic and continuity, and give the individual state the possibility of influencing the priorities of the cooperation.
The Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers rotate between Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Denmark hold the of the Nordic Council of Ministers, and is held for a period of one year. The autonomous territories of Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland participate in the cooperation, but do not hold the presidency.