Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the policy areas of culture, church, the media, sport and the voluntary sector. The Ministry also has overarching responsibility for the state lotteries run by Norsk Tipping and for regulating gaming and lotteries run by private organisations.


Kulturminister Thorhild Widvey og direktør for Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet Atle Hamar.

Report with recommendations for gaming market regulation submitted to Minister of Culture Widvey

On 9 December 2014, Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey was presented with a report entitled ”Grenselause pengespel - krev ny teknologi ny regulering?” (“Borderless gaming – does new technology require new regulations?”). In this report, an expert committee investigates the challenges that technological development poses to existing gaming regulations.

Statsminister Erna Solberg og kulturminister thorhild Widvey intervjues av TV2 om Frivillighetserklæringen

The government’s declaration on voluntary work

On 5 December, UN International Volunteer Day, the government published its declaration on voluntary work, which establishes a framework for dialogue and interaction between the voluntary sector and the government.

Monument at Sørbråten postponed by one year

The government wishes to ensure that the process surrounding the construction of monuments marking the 22 July tragedies is transparent, dignified and foreseeable.

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The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papershearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)


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