Volunteering and dialogue

Voluntary organisations and sports associations are the glue in many local communities.

Volunteering

Voluntary organisations and sports associations are the glue in many local communities. Through participation in voluntary organisations, newly arrived immigrants in a municipality can get to know the local community and their new neighbours and have an opportunity to practise Norwegian. The government helps the voluntary sector to create meeting places and takes part in the integration work through, among other things, a number of grant schemes for immigrant-based organisations and networks.

National Dialogue Conference

The government arranged the first National Dialogue Conference in Oslo on 29 October 2014. This conference is to become a permanent annual event at which local immigrant organisations and other players from all over the country will have an opportunity to state their views and discuss issues with important politicians and the administration. The government was well represented at the first conference. More information on this year's conference can be found on the conference website. Information about next year's conference will also be published there.