Norway: City Network on Diversity and Ethnic Equality
In 2010 it was proposed to form a network for matters of diversity and ethnic equality amongst the cities Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Kristiansand. The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) and The directorate of Diversity and Integration (IMDi) are invited to participate in the meetings.
The network will share information and experiences between those responsible for, or involved in the cities on mainstreaming services to a diverse population.
The mandate for the activities in the network is related to ethnic equality and
Service providing and the city as employers
Democratic participation, representation and contribution
Elementary, secondary and higher education
Work and business development
Work-immigration and migration
Discrimination and racism
International results on
intercultural cities, migration and service provision
Relevant research reports -
e.g. research done by the larger cities in Norway
Initiatives in regard to national authorities
Dissemination on “Charter on Integrating Cities”
The Network will meet at least once a year in one of the cities. The host and secretariat of following meeting will be chosen at the meeting.
The City of Oslo – by Department of Cultural Affairs and Business development will host and be secretariat in 2012.
The specific objective of the network is to facilitate the exchange experiences between member cities in order to encourage further development of intercultural policies and practices.
Map of participating cities