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Norway/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation  

3.4.5 Cross-border intercultural dialogue and co-operation

Programmes to support trans-national intercultural dialogue are primarily the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD support projects that promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation.

Concerts Norway, which is a governmental dissemination institution for music, is one of the most experienced Norwegian institutions on international cooperation in the field of culture. Concerts Norway is engaged in a range of diverse international music projects, mainly in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Concerts Norway operates specific programmes and projects abroad such as exchange programmes for musical artists and long-term development programmes, with priority given to initiatives contributing to cultural diversity. Concerts Norway is linked to a number of international organisations and networks such as: the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA); the European Forum of World Music Festivals (EFWMF), the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and the Europe Jazz Network (EJN).

For more information, see our Intercultural Dialogue section.

Chapter published: 31-01-2017

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