Illustrations: students in a sledging event in a park, Helsinki

Finland ‘s Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2021

In 2021, Finland will lead the Nordic Council of Ministers. The presidency will enable Finland to influence the implementation of shared objectives, consolidate Finland’s position in the Nordic Region and strengthen the Nordic identity of Finns. Special focus will be on the participation of Åland in the work of the Council of Ministers, as the 100th anniversary year of Åland’s self-government will begin in June 2021.
The vision for Nordic cooperation is that the Nordic Region will become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world. The programme of Finland's Presidency is based on this vision and in accordance with it, the programme is based on three strategic priorities: "A green Nordic Region", "A compe titive Nordic Region" and "A socially sustainable Nordic Region". 

During Finland’s Presidency, the Ministry of Justice will particularly promote digitalisation in the justice sector, and focus on the prevention of corruption, money laundering and human trafficking.

Finland to lead the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021

Justice in Nordic cooperation

Justice is a key area of Nordic cooperation. Nordic judicial cooperation promotes, among other things, the common basic principles of Nordic law in accordance with the common Nordic values.
As President of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Justice promotes the themes listed below.

Coordination of the Presidency

Jussi Tikkanen, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Justice, Management Support and Core Services, EU and International Affairs international cooperation, general issues  cooperation with Estonia/the Baltic States  cooperation with China  Telephone:0295150270   Email Address:

Members of the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Justice Affairs

Susanna Siitonen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Legislative Affairs 
Ministry of Justice, Management Support and Core Services, Legislative Editing and Development of Legislation Finlex  better regulation  development of law drafting  Telephone:0295150083   Email Address: