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.

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The voluntary sector

A strong civil sector is crucial for freedom, diversity and the balance of power in society.

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Group-photo of Minster of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, Solveig Horne, Minister of Fisheries, Elisabeth Aspaker, Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Agriculture and Food, Sylvi Listhaug, Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland, Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Høie, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen and Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner.

Norwegian government to work as volunteers at Lillehammer 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games

Mrs. Thorhild Widvey, Norway`s minister of culture, has invited colleagues in Government to contribute as volunteers during Lillehammer 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games.

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.



Department of Civil Society and Sports

Phone: +47 22 24 80 64
Address: Postboks 8030 Dep , 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Grubbegata 1, Oslo

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