The Lions Nordic Cooperation Council NSR is a cooperation body of the Lions organisations in all the Nordic countries. NSR was founded already in 1962, and has arranged annual meetings since then. The nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – cooperate on several areas, including development projects and representation at the International Convention. 

NSR 2024 is hosted by Lions Norway and will take place at Quality Airport Hotel Gardermoen, January 19-21 2024. The meeting is open for all Lions-members.

In order to grow in membership, a strong sense of commitment and loyalty to the organisation is important. This is the core message of the theme ONE LIONS. At the NSR meeting in January, we will all discuss this topic from different angels.

Keynote Speakers

There will be two special guests attending attend NSR this year. 

Knut StorbergetThe keynote speaker on Friday is Knut Storberget, a Norwegian lawyer and politician for the Labour Party. He is currently serving as the county governor of Innlandet since 2019. He previously served as Minister of Justice under Jens Stoltenberg from 2005 to 2011. He has also been the chairman of the Norwegian Defence Commition who presented its report in May 2023. At the NSR-meeting in Januarty, Storberget will speak to the Lions about «Voluntary work into a new and more troubled time».
Foto: Statsforvalteren i Innlandet/Kristina Skamsar

From Kolkata, India comes our second vice international president A.P.Singh. He is an excellent motivational speaker and his favourite topic is membership growth and retention. A: P. Singh has served as GMT international coordinator for four years and has been a member of several ad hoc board committees.  He is accredited with the initiation of various service programs in collaboration with other trusts, foundations and corporate houses. He has worked on establishing a web-based Lions leadership development platform, a micro-finance program, and has organized multiple large-scale online events to keep Lions engaged. A. P. Singh is the keynote speaker Saturday, and his topic is the membership program GMA and our Mission 1.5. This is also part of ONE LION!

In addion to listening to these amazing speakers, you are encouraged to participate actively in seminars and workshops with fellow Lions from all the five countries.  There will be lots of opportunities for interesting discussions and networking in this international Lions forum. You are most welcome!

Preliminary agenda

Friday 19th

09.00 – 11.00 Closed meetings for those arriving on Thursday

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 Opening ceremony

14.00 – 15:00 Key Speaker: County governor Knut Storberget: «Voluntary work into a new and more troubled time».

15.00-16.00 CC Meeting. (The rest are talking with a person from another country).

16.00-17.30 NSR Meeting. Discussions.

20:00 Dinner at the hotel

Saturday 20th

09.00-11.30 LCI 2nd Vice President, A. P. Singh: GMA in the Nordic countries. Exchanging ideas and experiences.

11.30-12.30 Lunch

12.30-15.30 NSR for the future – One Lions. Workshops

15.45-16.45 NSR Council meeting – voting

17.00-18.00     Closing ceremony

20:00 Dinner at the hotel


The online registration form is still a work in progress, and will be published in the beginning of October.

The price for one person from friday to sunday, including hotel, conference facilities, meals and sosial arrangements is €625.

The prices for other options such as day-passes etc will be presented at the registration form.

Av Vibeke Katrine Aasland

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