Strategic Programme 2017-2020
NORA (Nordic Atlantic Cooperation) is an intergovernmental organisation under the regional cooperation programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Since 1996, NORA has worked to strengthen the cooperation between businesses and other actors in the four countries of the NORA region: The Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and coastal Norway. NORA’s overarching goal is to contribute to the creation of a strong and dynamic North Atlantic region characterised by strong and sustainable economies. The North Atlantic region is an integral part of the Arctic. As such, its challenges, as well as geographical and social conditions, are similar to those across the Arctic. The cooperation with the Nordic countries’ western neighbours, especially Canada and Scotland, is considered a natural part of the cooperation in the NORA region.
The NORA Strategic Programme 2017–2020 is the governing document for the organisation over the next four years. The strategy is to give direction to NORA’s initiatives and activities, which will be set out in annual action plans.