Forum for European policy

The forum provides a meeting place for ministries, county authorities, municipal authorities and the Sámi parliament.

The forum provides a meeting place for ministries, county authorities, municipal authorities and the Sámi parliament.

The forum for European policy for regional and local authorities and the Sámi parliament meet twice a year. This is a meeting place for the ministries at policy level (state secretary level) and the elected representatives from county authorities (chairman of the county council or mayor as leader of the regional cooperation), municipalities (via the municipal council’s executive board) and the Sámi parliament.

European policy affairs
The purpose of the forum is to facilitate exchange of information, opinions and experience relating to European policy affairs and problems. The forum agenda contains relevant and important subjects at a local and regional level. The forum meetings are chaired by the state secretaries from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. For county authorities, dialogue with central authorities is an essential tool for international efforts within the region.