Partners

Global change requires joint action. The Oslo Center believes in meaningful partnerships that work together towards the protection of meaningful citizen representation and rights. Working in partnerships is a way to ensure the highest relevance in our work, identifying synergies and combining efforts to increase our collaborative reach.

Equality, mutual respect, and trust are essential principles for the Oslo Center, and the basis for our partnerships. We are attentive and always listen to diverse perspectives in our collaborations.

In support of SDG 17, the Oslo Center’s focuses on partnerships to “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize global partnership for sustainable development,” to contribute to the 2030 Global Agenda.

Please find below a list of our partners.

Club de Madrid

The Club de Madrid is an independent non-profit organization that works to strengthen democratic leadership, governance, and institutional capacity in the international community. Through programs, policy dialogues, and partnerships, Club de Madrid aims to promote positive change both socially and politically. The organization collaborates with governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, scholars, and representatives from the private sector in engaging on topics related to global challenges. Additionally, they are the world’s largest forum of former heads of state and governments, where former democratic leaders serve the mission of offering their voices, experience, and convening power in advancing democracies around the world.

Club de Madrid

European Partnership for Democracy (EPD)

The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) is a not-for-profit organization that brings together a unique and vast network of 18 organizations specialized in the different parts of a democratic system. With headquarters in Brussels, EPD works inside and outside Europe. They acknowledge democracy as a shared universal ambition and believe that the challenges and opportunities for democracy have a global extent. Their mission is to contribute and reinforce the impact of European endeavors in democracy assistance worldwide.

EPD

Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment (ForUM)

The Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment (ForUM) is a network of 50 Norwegian organizations within development, environment, peace, and human rights. ForUM works as a solution-oriented network and a knowledge-hub that contributes to policymaking at a national and international level. Since 2013, its focus areas are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including financing for development and climate change. In addition, they envision a democratic and peaceful world based on fair distribution, solidarity, human rights, and sustainability. ForUM is supported, amongst others, by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

ForUM

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that creates a channel for civil society organizations, and governments at both national and local levels to join forces to strengthen the relationship between citizens and governments. OGP has established a platform where, currently, 78 countries and 76 local communities are collaborating with thousands of civil society organizations in creating a two-year action plan with specific commitments that promotes an open government. As a civil society associate of OGP Local, the Oslo Center is partaking in an action plan with commitments for enhancing citizen participation, inclusion, transparency, and accountable governmental processes in Nairobi.

OGP

Oslo Freedom Forum

The Oslo Freedom Forum is a global conference series organized by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) that is annually held in Oslo. The prime objective of the forum is to unite notable and inspiring human rights advocates, journalists, artists, tech entrepreneurs, and world leaders to collectively bring the issues of human rights and freedom on the agenda. Together, they create a platform where meaningful and influential ideas, thoughts, and stories are safely shared for future actions to take. Through the collaboration between Oslo Freedom Forum and the Oslo Center, we aim at contributing to raising awareness and creating engagement within meaningful conversations on the topics related to democracy, freedom, human rights, and peace.

Oslo Freedom Forum

Political Party Peer (PPPeer) Network

The Political Party Peer (PPPeer) Network was established as a network of like-minded organizations in political party support. Inside this network, a core group of organizations working with democracy assistance volunteer to act as informal guardians, leading the further development of the community. The Oslo Center is the current chair of the core group as of 2021. Over the years, the PPPeer network evolved, and the PPPeer Core Group drove many activities and events, most recently three global conferences in Sigtuna, Sweden (2013); Utøya, Norway (2016); and Helsinki, Finland (2019). During these conferences, the Nordic Network, including the Nordic democracy organizations, reunite for an additional meeting to exchange experiences related to their work and respective governments.

If you are interested to be a partner of the Oslo Center and identify joint areas of interest and cooperation, please contact post@oslocenter.no.