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.

KS condemns attack on Ukraine

KS condemns attack on Ukraine

“We are deeply concerned for our good friends and colleagues in Ukraine, and condemn in the strongest possible terms the Russian invasion of the country,” says Gunn Marit Helgesen, President of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities.

КС засуджує напад на Україну

КС засуджує напад на Україну

«Ми глибоко переживаємо за наших добрих друзів та колег в Україні та найрішучіше засуджуємо вторгнення Росії в Україну», – повідомила Гун Маріт Хельгесен, президентка KS, Норвезької асоціації місцевих і регіональних влад.

About KS

About KS

The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) is the organisation for all local governments in Norway. All municipalities and county councils are members.

European and international affairs

European and international affairs

The Norwegian local government sector is greatly influenced by European Union matters, and benefits from exchanging interests and collaborating with international partners.

Finding Norwegian partners

Finding Norwegian partners

The international projects team at KS is available to forward requests for Norwegian project partners for the EEA/Norway Grants through its network of international coordinators in the various regions of Norway.

The consultation scheme

The consultation scheme

KS and the central government agree on the need for good dialogue between the state- and local government sectors. Therefore, there are regular consultative meetings.

The elected officials training programme

The elected officials training programme

The purpose of this programme is to support elected officials in Norwegian local governments to fulfil their role in the best manner. All municipalities, county councils and district committees are offered the programme during each election period.

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Human rights responsibilities of municipalities

Human rights responsibilities of municipalities

Municipalities in Norway have an independent responsibility to protect and promote human rights and they play a key role in safeguarding many human rights in practice.

KS supporting climate change adaptation in Bulgarian cities

KS supporting climate change adaptation in Bulgarian cities

Recent milestones have been reached in an ongoing project dealing with climate change adaptation in Bulgaria, which is financed by the EEA Grants and managed by the state-sanctioned Bulgarian entity National Trust EcoFund (NTEF).

International launch of a new taxonomy for indicators measuring the SDGs

International launch of a new taxonomy for indicators measuring the SDGs

The launch shared the report itself, but also the preliminary findings from classification exercises as well as pointing out possible ways forward. Watch a recording of the event here.

Unique cooperation on sustainable development goals

Unique cooperation on sustainable development goals

The cooperation between local government and national authorities in Norway has drawn international attention during the UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals.

The local government sector is working towards a sustainable future

The local government sector is working towards a sustainable future

The municipal sector is key if Norway is to meet the sustainability goals. In close dialogue with its members, KS has prepared a report that shows how municipalities and county authorities work with this.

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.

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