The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue is based in Lillehammer, a city with a rich variety of institutions. The center has evolved from its humble pioneer beginnings in 1995 to become an international hub for dialogue work, with more than 20 years of experience in exploring methodologies and implementing dialogue projects. Our activities have catalysed actions by others, such as the creation of Nansen Centers in the Balkans, and individual dialogue projects in many countries and regions, including Norway.
The Nansen Center team have undergone several structural changes during this time, the most important through a merging in 2010 of the Nansen Dialogue and the Norwegian Peace Center. The Center is funded through the national state budget, project funding, private donations and sponsors.
You can find more information on our projects here.
We also teach dialogue facilitation and have a wide range of dialogue trainings available.
We are located in Lillehammer, Norway, which has been an important dialogue arena for more than 20 years.