The voluntary sector
Norway is a world-leader in terms of engagement in voluntary work, with half the Norwegian population contributing in some way. These efforts benefit both individuals and society in general.
A strong civil sector is crucial for freedom, diversity and the balance of power in society.
Mrs. Thorhild Widvey, Norway`s minister of culture, has invited colleagues in Government to contribute as volunteers during Lillehammer 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games.
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.