Mission Statement

EUNIC Norway was founded in September 2008 by France (Centre Culturel Français), Finland (Finsk-norsk kulturinstitutt), Germany (Goethe-Institut Norwegen) and Italy (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) at the Austrian Embassy of Oslo. Until the end of 2008 EUNIC Norway grew up to a total of thirteen members.
It operates as part of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture).
EUNIC Norway aims to create effective partnerships and networks between EU National Institutes for Culture and cultural sections of the EU-Embassies in Norway in order to improve and promote cultural diversity and understanding between European societies and to strengthen international dialogue and cultural cooperation with Norway.
EUNIC NORWAY - Objectives
Will aim to create a cohesive group committed to sharing knowledge and resources to develop and enhance the visibility of European arts, culture and linguistic diversity.
Will develop common cultural projects and other forms of collaboration.

Will share good practices and expertise among members on projects, cultural policies of the guest country Norway.

Will discuss issues of common interest, including EU cultural policies and strategies.

Will support the member state holding the EU-Presidency through innovative partnerships that demonstrate the value of cross-European collaboration and the diversity of European culture.

Will act as a communication partner for local public and private institutions on European cultural issues of common interest.