Department of Consumer, Religious and Life Stance Affairs

The Department has the overall responsibility for policy relating to consumer affairs and religious and life stance affairs, and develops and coordinates activities within these areas.

The department’s activities cover a wide array of policy instruments, primarily involving development of legislation and policy, the design of support schemes and the preparation of action plans. 

  • Consumer policy
  • Consumer rights
  • Consumer information
  • Consumer research
  • Religion and life stance
  • International activities
  • Research and analysis

Associated institutions: 

  • Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir)
  • Consumer Council of Norway
  • Consumer Ombudsman
  • Ecolabelling Norway
  • National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO)
  • Secretariat for the Market Council and the Consumer Dispute Commission
  • The Norwegian Church's Endowment
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