The Arctic Cooperation Programme is designed to help collate and co-ordinate the work relating to the Arctic within the framework of the Nordic Council of Ministers and its institutions. Within the overall objectives and focus areas introduced below, the following will be prioritised in the period 2015-17:
- Activities that include Arctic and Nordic involvement and are within the framework of the objectives focus areas and criteria set by the Arctic Cooperation Program.
- Activities that follow up on and disseminate the results from Nordic initiatives concerning the Arctic, including results from the Arctic Cooperation Program.
- Activities that are in line with current political priorities, including those of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Arctic Council and of the respective Arctic strategies of the Arctic states.