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The Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO (2017-2020) consists of 8 members appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. All members have special skills in at least one of UNESCO’s four disciplines.
Each year Norwegian non-profit organizations can apply to the National Commission for grants. The grants are used to implementing UNESCO projects supporting the National Commission´s priorities. In addition to allocating economic support, the National Commission is an advisory body to Norwegian authorities on UNESCO issues. Co-operation with other National Commissions and international actors is a priority for the Commission.
Norway participates in the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet).
The Norwegian Peace Corp Youth [Fredskorpset – Fredskorpset Ung] funds more than 20 different exchange programs, including south-south exchanges. The different partners of FK are in charge of recruiting, and have the executive responsibility of participants and projects.
An exchange consists of three different parts: Preparation course, the stay abroad, and follow-up work in the participant’s home countries.
Objectives of the exchange
- Developing young leaders
- Increase capacity in partner organizations
- Each partnership is to agree on goals related to their thematic field (e.g. advocacy, health, education, entrepreneurship)
Countries involved: Norway, and the countries receiving aid/exchanges.