The Nansen Center is based in Lillehammer and has evolved from its humble pioneer beginnings in 1995 and has become an international hub for dialogue work focused on interethnic dialogue, conflict transformation, reconciliation, inclusive communities and democracy.
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue has more than 20 years of experience developing methodologies and implementing dialogue projects in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Kenya, Iraq, Ukraine and Norway. The center is also supporting activities and actions by others, such as the creation of local Nansen Dialogue Centers in the Balkan countries, and cooperating with local organisations in different countries.
The Nansen Center merged in 2010, when the Nansen Dialogue and the Norwegian Peace Center became one unit. Read about the team here.
The center is implementing a variety of projects focused on dialogue, reconciliation in divided communities, transforming conflicts and peace building around the world. More information here.
Trainings and Workshops
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue provides trainings, seminars and workshop on dialogue facilitation. Read about dialogue trainings here.
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue is funded through the national state budget, project fundings, private donations and sponsors. We are more than happy to accept donations to support our work in Norway and in different regions abroad. There are several options available to sponsor; it is possible to offer donations to both separate projects and a more general contribution which will be applied according to need. Donors will be informed of how their gifts have been applied.
Please call +47 612 55 500 or send an email to email@example.com to discuss further options.