COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Norway/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation  

3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture share the responsibility for international cultural cooperation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the presentation of Norwegian arts and culture abroad, including exchange projects with developing countries, in cooperation with several cultural institutions (that receive their funding fromMinistry of Culture).

The Norwegian foreign servicesmissions (administrated by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs) play a key role in establishing and administering cultural cooperation with other countries.

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), which is a directorate under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is also involved in international cultural projects and provides assistance for culture, media and information activities.

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for multilateral cultural cooperation, Nordic cultural cooperation as well asthe domestic part of cultural exchange.


Chapter published: 31-01-2017

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