Nordic and Baltic regions to co-operate on digitalisation

On April 25 the Nordic and Baltic ministers responsible for digitalisation adopted a declaration “The Nordic-Baltic region: a digital frontrunner” which forms the basis for co-operation between the Nordic and Baltic countries. The co-operation will promote the digitalisation of public services across national borders, the digitalisation of business, and the development of a single digital market in the region. This is the first time the Nordic and Baltic ministers responsible for digitalisation have met on digital North ministerial conference in Oslo.

“The Nordic and Baltic countries are European leaders in digitalisation. Closer co-operation will provide better services for residents across national borders and create more new jobs. The objective is for the Nordic and Baltic regions to become a powerful, united digital region,” says Norway’s Minister for Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner.

In order to follow up on their declaration, the ministers have requested the involvement of the Nordic Council of Ministers in efforts to develop a plan for organising future work, such as through the use of existing arenas for co-operation.