About us

Introducing The Oslo Center

We promote and enhance democratic practices by strengthening governance, political and government institutions, and civic spaces.

Democracy at the center

Democracy is at the heart of national governance systems and serves as tool to empower and protect the rights of every individual within a given society.

Even in established democracies, rising authoritarianism, weakened institutions, political division, misinformation, and technological manipulation threaten the very foundation of this democratic process.

We all have a duty to protect it.

Words Matter! - The commitment from the conference

The Words Matter! white paper collates key contributions from the recent global conference held in Oslo, Norway.

The paper explores the problem of hate speech and its ramifications in our society, and makes practical recommendations for the development of shared, and more efficient tools to counter all forms of hate crime.

Download the white paper

Our role

Strengthening democratic systems

The Oslo Center

The Oslo Center contributes to the development of democratic systems that respond to the needs of citizens, encourage meaningful and inclusive participation, and that protect human rights and dignity.

Our partners are at the center of our work. We assist them in their democratic journey by facilitating processes that are driven by local needs and context.

Our role

Strengthening democratic systems

The Oslo Center

The Oslo Center contributes to the development of democratic systems that respond to the needs of citizens, encourage meaningful and inclusive participation, and that protect human rights and dignity.

Our partners are at the center of our work. We assist them in their democratic journey by facilitating processes that are driven by local needs and context.

Main thematic

Focus Areas

As well as strengthening democratic systems at home in Norway, The Oslo Center works with partners across Africa and Eastern Europe. Our main thematic areas are Political Representation, Democratic Governance and Inclusion, within this there is particular focus on:

Youth engagement & inclusion

Bridging the gaps between young people and decision makers to help boost political engagement and promote sustainable development.

Empowering women in politics​

Strengthening women’s role and representation in politics and creating forum for increased consultation, cooperation, and dialogue at national and sub-national levels.​

Political representation​

Promoting systems and frameworks that seek to represent citizens in policy developments, with their needs and priorities reflected in a country’s overall political direction.​

Our impact in 2023

2341

Total beneficiaries reached

17

Active presence in the countries

37

Political parties supported.

1616

Women trained in TOC's program.

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Support The Oslo Center

The development of fair, inclusive and accountable democracies requires concerted efforts from like-minded partners as well as donors, well-wishers, and philanthropists. Join us. Together we can promote and enhance democratic practices and build strong health democracies that work for the benefit of all.

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Apotekergata 10
NO – 0180 Oslo

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