National, Nordic and European Cooperation

NKJ is working to contribute to national, Nordic and European policy making in the field of agricultural and food research.


National cooperation

National research councils and ministries in the Nordic countries are represented in the committee and constitute some of NKJs main stakeholders:

The Research Council of Norway

Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Norway)

The Swedish Research Council Formas

Ministry for Rural Affairs (Sweden)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Finland)

Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (Denmark)

Ministry of Agriculture (Iceland)


Nordic cooperation

NKJ acts as an adviser to the Nordic Council of Ministers. In addition NKJ cooperates actively with several Nordic bodies within the agriculture, forestry and food sectors. These bodies are represented with observer status on the committee and constitute:

The Nordic Committee for Veterinary Scientific Cooperation (NKVet)

Nordic Forest Research (SNS)

The Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF)


Other relevant links:
LUKE (Finland)

Cooperation with the EU

NKJ will work to strengthen the Nordic region’s position on the European research arena within agricultural and food research. NKJ will bring experience and viewpoints from the Nordic region into the European research cooperation in order to influence the shaping of the research agenda in Europe and participate actively in cooperative efforts where regional interests and research financing may have a great significance. NKJ will accomplish this by:
• Contribute actively to the European Committee for  Agricultural Research, The Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR)
• Contribute to the further development of the European Research Area (ERA) by participation in relevant ERA-NETs
• Participate actively un EU Joint Programming Initiatives


Relevant links:

ESF European Science Foundation

EU Joint programming initiative – “Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change”

EU Joint programming initiative – “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life”