KS in English

The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) is the organisation for all local governments in Norway. KS is Norway’s largest public employer organisation.

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How do the Nordic countries and Europe work towards the SDGs?

How do the Nordic countries and Europe work towards the SDGs?

On behalf of KS, Nordregio has carried out a survey of Nordic and European initiatives that are relevant for local and regional authorities to know about in the work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Universal design and age-friendly society

Universal design and age-friendly society

KS ' newest handbook on age-friendly communities is now available in English. Several other booklets with examples of universal design and age-friendly society from Norwegian municipalities and counties are already available in English.

KS supporting local development in Bulgaria

KS supporting local development in Bulgaria

KS is using Norwegian experience to mobilize local resources for development in small- and medium-sized communities in Bulgaria.

KS and the coronavirus situation

KS and the coronavirus situation

KS has acted as a contact point and coordinator during the pandemic. Our organization’s role has been described and sent to the coronavirus commission.

Call for the rights of LGBTI people in Polish municipalities

Call for the rights of LGBTI people in Polish municipalities

In an open letter to local and regional authorities in Poland, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) expresses concern about how the rights of LGBTI people are being protected. KS supports the call.

Implementing the SDGs at local and regional level – examples from Norway

Implementing the SDGs at local and regional level – examples from Norway

KS motivates, supports and encourages its members to develop innovative and good services for citizens and inclusive communities through applying the SDGs. Here you can learn about some examples of how municipalities and county authorities in Norway work.

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