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EACEA National Policies Platform



Last update: 4 March 2022


Allmennyttige siktemål

Goals catering to the common good.
BarnetrinnetPrimary level (education). Consists of lower primary level (småskoletrinnet): years 1-4 (age 6 to 10) and upper primary level (mellomtrinnet): years 5-7 (age 10 to 12).     
                         Barnevernsinstitusjon       Child welfare institution.
BevegelserCommunity movements.
BokmålNorwegian bokmål. (One of the two official forms of written Norwegian)
BostedskommuneMunicipality of domicile.
BrukermedvirkningUser participation / user involvement. The latter is used by the Research Council of Norway in their Knowledge-building Project with User Involvement (KMB).
BrukerstøtteUser support.
BrukertilgangUser access.
Brukertilpassede undervisningstilbud User-adapted courses.
DirektoratDirectorate (executive agency /expert agency under ministry).
DrøftingConsultation/ discussion.
Dugnad Voluntary work.
EtatsledelseAgency management.
FagDiscipline/ subject.
FagbrevCraft certificate. (This entitles someone to practice the trade concerned.)

Regular GP Scheme. (All citizens who are registered in the National Population Register in Norway are entitled to get a regular GP.

FolkeopplysningPublic education.
FolkeregisterNational Population Registry Office.
Folkeuniversitet Adult Education Association.
ForetakCompany/ business/ enterprise.
FrafallDirectly translated as ‘recidivism.’ ‘Frafall’ is used in Norwegian to describe early school leaving, and children/youth who quit participating in activities in general.
Frie midlerFree funding, or non-earmarked funding.
FriluftslivOutdoor recreation.
FrivillighetsarbeidVolunteer work.
FrivillighetssentraleneThe County Volunteer Centrals.
Frivillige virksomheterVolunteer businesses that are catering to the common good (non-profit).
Fylke(skommune)County (munucipality).
FylkesmannenThe county governor’s office (the central government’s representative at regional level).
GrasrotandelenFund with the national lottery [Norsk Tipping].
HandlingsplanAction plan.
HefteCoordinating/informational document/pamflett.
Ikke anses allmennyttigThat which is not considered to be catering to ‘the common good.’
Ikke fortjenestebasertNon-profit.
InngangskravEntry requirements.
KonsultasjonConsultations are suggestions from the Ministry which are sent to affected parties (public and private institutions, organisations, and other ministries). The purpose is to assess economic and administrative consequences of public measures.
KontantstøtteCash-for-care benefit:  provided for parents who wish to stay at home with their children when between the ages of one and two (as an alternative to kindergarten). 
KulturminnevernCultural heritage.
Lag/ foreningLocal branches of an organization, or a local/grassroot organization.
Lovlighetstilsyn og finansielt tilsynLegal and financial auditing.
Musikk og kulturskolerMusic and culture schools.
NaturvernLand conservation and environmental protection.
NOU (Norges offentlige utredninger) Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs) are produced by committees and working groups constituted by the Ministry. They often form the basis of a bill or white paper. NOUs are sometimes, but not always based on previous reports and plans. Most NOUs have a comprehensive literature review, of which a substantial amount of references are made to research done in the field.
NynorskNorwegian: New Norse (One of the two official forms of written Norwegian).
Ombud/ombudsmannOmbudsperson/ ombudsman.  
OmfangsundersøkelsePoint prevalence survey. 
Rapport/plan/handlingsplanReports and (action)plans are generally produced by external researchers or committees, and encompass reports, analyses and documentation presented to the ministry.
RegelverkSet of rules – often related to official documents, legislation, grant schemes, etc.
Regionalt helseforetak (RFH)Regional health authorities.
Rettslig handlingsveneLegal capacity.
RundskrivCircular notes are information from the Ministry to affected parties about interpretations of laws and regulations.
St.Meld (Stortingsmelding) Draft resolutions, bills and white papers (Report to Storting/the Norwegian Parliament.) are documents that the Government presents to the Storting. White papers are almost always based on previous reports, plans, or official reports (NOUs), which again utilizes research literature actively.
StortingThe Norwegian Parliament.
StortingsrepresentantMember of the Norwegian Parliament (MP).
Strategi(plan)Strategy (plan).
TilskuddsordningGrant scheme.
Veileder/ brosjyreHandbooks and brochures give an overview of the Government's policies and practice, and are written with the general public in mind.
VG1/VG2/VG3The three levels/years of upper secondary school.
Videregående skoleUpper secondary school.




Other public dictionaries:

The Norwegian-English/English-Norwegian Dictionary for the Primary and Secondary Education Sector is under revision.

The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) Termbase for Norwegian higher education institutions

Glossary of the Norwegian Parliament’s [Stortinget] titles, offices, and positions. Dictionary and explanations of terms that are frequently used in the Norwegian Parliament.