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Norway/ 3. Competence, decision-making and administration  

3.3 Inter-ministerial or intergovernmental co-operation

The cooperation and coordination between different ministries are primarily dealt with according to the character of the actual matters, although some arrangements hold a more permanent inter-ministerial, cooperating structure:

The Cultural Rucksack is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Research that was established in 2001. The Cultural Rucksack provides all pupils in elementary and secondary schools with arts and culture such as music, dramatic arts, literature, cultural heritage, dance performances, visual arts etc. The initiative is primarily administrated by the counties in cooperation between the culture and education divisions. At state level, the programme is administrated by Kulturtanken – The Cultural Rucksack Norway.

MusicNorway is an umbrella organisation promoting Norwegian music abroad. The organisation is an NGO working according to the arms length principle, though it receives support from both the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chapter published: 31-01-2017

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