The Association of NGOs in Norway (Frivillighet Norge) is an umbrella organization for the voluntary sector in Norway, founded in September 2005. The mission of the Association is to coordinate the voluntary sector’s dialogue with the authorities on issues that are common to the voluntary sector, and to voice the voluntary sector’s opinions to the public and the authorities. Another important task is to produce information and give advice to the member organizations.
Some of our current issues are VAT and the voluntary sector, new public register for Norwegian NGOs, more research on the voluntary sector, as well as inclusion of the immigrant population in the voluntary sector.
Currently, the Association of NGOs in Norway consists of more than 290 member organizations, including all sectors of society (organizations for children, youth and grown-ups, sports, culture, humanitarian work, religious congregations, music, theatre, etc).