Since 1952 there has been a close political cooperation between the Nordic Countries. This was formalized in 1971 by establishing the Nordic Council (formed by the five Nordic Countries on government level). Among other things the Nordic Council is dealing with issues like sports, culture, drugs, transports and environmental questions. These are areas that are very much linked to motorcycle activities.
Even if there has been a good cooperation between the Nordic National Federations since over the last 40 years (earlier mentioned Nordic Meeting) we are convinced that there is a need for a recognized NMC (Nordic Motorcycle Council). This will strengthened the NMC work and its credibility as a counterpart and serious speaking part in the sport and environmental sectors of Nordic Council; All in the interest of motorcycle- and snowscooter activities in the UEM as its part of EU.
The main topics for NMC are:
- Sport political and organizing cooperation
- Nordic Championships
- Coordinating and implementing UEM rules
- Environmental questions
- Sport safety
- Road safety
The chairmanship (the President) circulates between the member countries. The country holding the chairmanship is also responsible for the secretariat for the same period. The board/Management Council consists of Presidents and Secretaries General from the National Federations members of the NMC.
The chairmanship - Secretariat:
Period NMC chairman/President NMC Secretary General Country
2006-2007 Juhani Halme/Kurt Ljungqvist, Finland (SML)
2007-2008 Lene Fevang/Roy N. Wetterstad, Norway (NMF)
2010-2011 Juhani Halme/Kurt Ljungquist, Finland (SML)
2011-2012 Karl Gunnlaugsson, Island (MSI)
After decades with close collaboration between the Nordic countries in motorcycle sports, the Nordic Motorsport Council (NMC) was founded in Copenhagen in 2006. From then we had a more formalised co-operation based on NMC statutes.