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1.8 Cross-border cooperation

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Cooperation with European countries
  2. International cooperation

Cooperation with European countries

Nordic and European cooperation

Denmark participates in a wide range of international fora at both the Nordic and European level:


Nordic Council of Ministers – Education and Research (MR-U): Nordic cooperation within education and research.

Nordic Language coordination: The Nordic Council’s measures to improve Nordic children’s and young people’s understanding of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Nordic Cooperation on upper secondary educations

Nordic Master Programme

Nordic cooperation on higher education 

Danish-Icelandic cooperation (PRD): The aim of the cooperation is to strengthen the teaching of Danish in Iceland.

The Nordplus Programme offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperation between partners in the area of lifelong learning from the eight participating countries in the Baltic and Nordic regions.


The Nordic Child and Youth Committee (NORDBUK): NORDBUK is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ advisory and co-ordinating body for matters relating to children and young people.

NORDBUK’s programme aims to encourage children’s and young people’s own organisation, influence, and participation in democratic processes and to strengthen a Nordic identity among this cohort of Nordic societies. Grants may be awarded to children’s and young people’s organisations, networks, and other groups working with children and young people at local, national, and regional levels.


The Council of the Baltic Sea States: Regional cooperation on education and culture between Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Russia, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland.

National Europass Centres: The objective of the network is transparency, mobility, and mutual recognition of vocational skills across European countries.

ENIC and NARIC network. The objective of the two European networks is the recognition of qualifications within higher education.

Bologna Process: Intergovernmental European cooperation in order to facilitate comparability and mobility within higher education.

Copenhagen Process: A European cooperation to strengthen recognition, transparency, and mobility within European vocational educations.


International cooperation

Denmark participates in international cooperation in areas such as healthsocial affairs, growth, culture, and education. The cooperation is facilitated in international organisations such as the OECD, WHO, UN, and UNESCO.

ASEM dialogue (Asia-Europe Meeting): an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. ASEM addresses political, economic, financial, social, cultural, and educational issues of common interest.

Denmark participates in a range of international studies and evaluations in the area of education: OECD, TALIS, PISA-PIAAC, PISA, PIRLS, ICCS, TIMSS, ICILS.

Bilateral cooperation agreement between Denmark and China on the mutual recognition of academic degrees in higher education.