Publisert av Vibeke Katrine Aasland den 14.09.23. Oppdatert 16.11.23.

The Lions Nordic Cooperation Council NSR is a cooperation body of the Lions organisations in the Nordic countries. NSR was founded 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.


There will be two special guests attending NSR this year. 

Knut Storberget"Voluntary work into a new and more troubled time"
The 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 2023At 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


"GMA in the Nordic countries and Mission 1.5."
From Kolkata, India comes our second vice international president A. P. Singh and he is a guest speaker on Saturday. A. P. Singh is an excellent motivational speaker. His favourite topic is membership growth and retention and he has served as GMT international coordinator for four years. 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.


In addion to listening to these amazing speakers, you are encouraged to engage in seminars and workshops with fellow Lions. 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 – 15.30



  •  Voluntary humanitarian work into a new and more troubled time.
    v/County governor Knut Storberget, former minister of justice and Chairman of the Defense Commission                 
  • Dilemma and ethics in humanitarian work in a war zone. Practical example and reflection.
    v/Stefan Soos MD-YCEC
  • Ukraine Aggregator Aid Project
    v/ PDG Björn Hägerstrand

Group discussion: What role can and will we as Lions take?

16.00 – 17.30 NSR Meeting. Discussions.

20.00 – Dinner at the hotel

Saturday 20 th

09.00 – 11.30


Guest speaker is our International 2nd Vice President, A. P. Singh.

  • GMA in practice – on the road to 1.5
    v/president Terje Ringstad LC Ringsaker. The club recruited 10 new members last year and have grown from 30 to 40 members.
  • Mission 1.5 in the Nordic countries

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 15.00 NSR for the future – One Lions. Workshops

15.15 – 15.35 News from Lions International
v/International Director Pirkko Vihavainen

15.45 – 16.45 NSR Council Meeting. Voting

17.00 – 17.15 Presentation of Lions Europaforum in Bordeaux

  v/ Nicole Miquel Belaud

17.15 – 18.00 Closing ceremony

19.00 – Gala Dinner at the hotel

Sunday 21th

09.00  11.00 CC Meeting and summary. 

Other meetings can be arranged by request.


Registration is open until December 15th 2023.

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