Danish Regions' overall mission is to safeguard the interests of the regions nationally as well as internationally.
The most important tasks of the organisation are:
- to safeguard regional government interests within health care, hospitals, special education, regional development, environment and finances
- to act as spokesman on behalf of the regions vis-à-vis national government, the EU, other interest organisations and the media
- to negotiate the annual financial frames of the regions with national government
- to negotiate pay and working conditions for regional employees as the regions' central employers and bargaining organisation
Danish Regions is run by a board of elected regional politicians from the five regions. The board is appointed for a four-year period, and reflects the political affinities of the 205 members of the five regional councils.
At the administrative level Danish Regions has a staff of 160 persons. The association is headed by the CEO.
Danish Regions is an autonomous body governed by its members. The association is headed by a board appointed for a four-year period by the general assembly.