The Delegation to the Nordic Council

Nordic Council logo.
Nordic Council logo.

In 1946 the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian ministers of justice decided to appoint a committee to draw up proposals on co-operation in the future on legislation in the Nordic region. In 1952 the Nordic Council became a reality. Finland joined the council in 1955. The formation of the council made it possible for Nordic parliamentarians to play a larger role in the process of developing co-operation on legislation.

Today the council has 87 members, elected among the members of the national parliaments. The composition of the council reflects the relative representation of the political parties in the national parliaments.

The Nordic Council holds its main session in the autumn.

Each of the national delegations has its own secretariat in the national parliament. The autonomous territories - Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland - also have Nordic secretariats.


The International Department
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Phone: +47 23 31 30 50 

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Committee members
Role Name Political Party
Head of Delegation Asphjell, Jorodd Labour Party
Deputy Head of Delegation Orten, Helge Conservative Party
Member Bråthen, Karianne B. Labour Party
Member Elvestuen, Ola Liberal Party
Member Eskeland, Liv Kari Conservative Party
Member Funderud, Kjerstin Wøyen Centre Party
Member Greni, Heidi Centre Party
Member Gulati, Himanshu Progress Party
Member Johnsen, Tor André Progress Party
Member Kleveland, Kathrine Centre Party
Member Lagesen, May Britt Labour Party
Member Lauvås, Stein Erik Labour Party
Member Lie, Kathy Socialist Left Party
Member Lund, Tobias Drevland Red Party
Member Madland, Tove Elise Labour Party
Member Njåstad, Helge André Progress Party
Member Trøen, Tone Wilhelmsen Conservative Party
Member Westgaard-Halle, Lene Conservative Party
Member Øvstegård, Freddy André Socialist Left Party
Substitute member Bergstø, Kirsti Socialist Left Party
Substitute member Bjørke, Nils T. Centre Party
Substitute member Fagerås, Mona Socialist Left Party
Substitute member Harberg, Svein Conservative Party
Substitute member Hartviksen, Ragnhild Male Labour Party
Substitute member Hjemdal, Silje Progress Party
Substitute member Hovland, Odd Harald Labour Party
Substitute member Iversen, Geir Adelsten Centre Party
Substitute member Jønnes, Kari-Anne Conservative Party
Substitute member Linnestad, Anne Kristine Conservative Party
Substitute member Marhaug, Sofie Red Party
Substitute member Myhrvold, Ole André Centre Party
Substitute member Nilsen, Marius Arion Progress Party
Substitute member Næss, Marianne Sivertsen Labour Party
Substitute member Saudland, Gisle Meininger Progress Party
Substitute member Skjelstad, André N. Liberal Party
Substitute member Sørvik, Terje Labour Party
Substitute member Trellevik, Ove Conservative Party
Substitute member Vitanza, Solveig Labour Party