Noradkonferansen 2018 - Sivilt samfunn: Trusler og veivalg

At the Norad conference in 2018 we discussed the situation for civil society internationally - with new threats and new road choices. Civil society is an important channel for Norwegian aid: Two out of ten Norwegian aid funds are channeled through civil society organizations.

Civil society organizations in the assistance represent a vast and knowledgeable diversity: ranging from service delivery, work for vulnerable groups to political activism. Labor conditions for the sector deteriorate: Journalists, activists, religious leaders and NGOs around the world experience increased regulation, control, threats and monitoring. When the conditions change and the action room is shrinking, civil society must now find new ways to work on.

This year's Norad conference is about how civilian actors meet the challenges and still manage to find action rooms. How do we meet new challenges? How do we create engagement and find new partners and new ways to work?

Open Day - Livsstil 2.0

Open Day - Livsstil 2.0

Drop by on Saturday 17th November for a wonderful day together. 
See the program with free workout on FIT4 training center, pop-up restaurant, activity room for children, free introduction to yoga and martial arts, and lectures from our partners.



Gratis trening på FIT4


Åpen pop-up restaurant


Aktivitetsrom for barn


Gratis introduksjon til Yoga og kampsport 


Foredrag fra våre samarbeidspartnere

Coworking in Bærum

Coworking in Bærum

It's no secret that the entrepreneurship landscape is changing: More and more people work from home or from coworking spaces around the world. And the trend is increasing exponentially in Norway! Bærum International Hub has coworking spaces located at Høvik Park, with easy access to train and E18. You can visit us whenever you like and we will warmly welcome you to our space!

Official Opening

Yesterday Bærum International Hub had the official opening with the Mayor of Bærum, Lisbeth Hammer Krog, as guest of honour. And it went very well!

First we started at 14:00 with a round table with the topic: How to grow global companies in Bærum? At the round table the guest was Tore Gulli (Bærum commune Head of Business), Joachim Ording-Thorsen (Innovation Norway, Akershus), Tore Borthen (Director, Norske Helsehus), Marcelle Askew (Seabased), moderated by our very own Jørn Lein-Mathisen (Founder Oslo International Hub).

After a tour of the house, showing off our great coworking office space and our state of the art International Conference Center the Mayor of Bærum, Lisbeth Hammer Krog, cut the ribbon. Followed by bubbles and tapas, catered by Ti’ Punch.

We rounded off with 15 minutes tapas topic, which was so interesting people didn’t leave and lasted for well over an half hour. And that must be the best compliment the host can receive.

We also launched Asker & Bærum Business Angels. An exiting possibility for all who wants to invest in start-ups. Stay tuned. The future are so bright, you want to wear sunglasses.