Nordic Defence Cooperation

Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) is conducted at both military and political level and includes cooperation on training and exercises, logistics, international operations and defence equipment. The Chairmanship rotates between the Nordic countries.

Responsible ministers
Peter Hultqvist
Responsible ministries
Ministry of Defence

News about NORDEFCO

  • NORDEFCO ministerial meeting in Helsinki

    The defence ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, standing on a bridge in the sunshine.
    Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist (second from the right) with his colleagues from the other Nordic countries. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Finland

    On 29–30 June, the defence ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, met in Tuusula just north of Helsinki, within the framework of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). The deteriorated regional security situation and further enhanced cooperation was the focus of discussions during the first physical NORDEFCO ministerial meeting since the outbreak of the pandemic.

  • Finnish NORDEFCO Chairmanship in 2021

    Graphics: The Finnish Ministry of Defence

    Finland assumed the Chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) on 1 January. Finnish priorities include strengthening and improving Nordic cooperation on peace, crises and conflict, as well as continuing work to implement NORDEFCO’s Vision 2025.

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  • NORDEFCO ministerial meeting in Helsinki

    On 29–30 June, the defence ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, met in Tuusula just north of Helsinki, within the framework of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). The deteriorated regional security situation and further enhanced cooperation was the focus of discussions during the first physical NORDEFCO ministerial meeting since the outbreak of the pandemic.

  • Finnish NORDEFCO Chairmanship in 2021

    Finland assumed the Chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) on 1 January. Finnish priorities include strengthening and improving Nordic cooperation on peace, crises and conflict, as well as continuing work to implement NORDEFCO’s Vision 2025.