Oslo's international strategy was revised in 2002 in a report to the City Council, and states that Oslo
A Brussels office for the Oslo region
The Oslo Region European Office was established in Brussels in September 2003, and serves as a competence center that aims to promote the interests of its members in the European regional cooperation.
For information about Oslo's international relations, please contact Chief Advisor Eldri Langåker by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone: +47 23 46 14 51
Study Visits Oslo
Oslo has a system for receiving international delegations that come here to study some aspect of the Oslo City Government or services. For additional information please contact Senior Advisor Anna Margrethe Rokseth: email@example.com , or by telephone: +47 23 46 19 48
The City of Oslo has signed cooperation agreements with 6 cities/regions, namely Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, Vilnius in Lithuania, St.Petersburg in Russia, Warsaw in Polen and Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. With Gøteborg in Sweden - a city only 4 hours' driving away from Oslo and similar in size and challenges- Oslo has entered into an agreement known as the G-O cooperation. The cooperation has a permanent secretariat in Gøteborg and has working groups within the areas of transport, culture, business, research and development, education and tourism.
This regional network cooperation has been stretched all the way to Malmø and Copenhagen in the Oresund area and has come to a function under the name "The Scandinavian Arena".
For additional information about the G-O cooperation or the Scandinavian Arena, please contact Chief Advisor Eldri Langåker: firstname.lastname@example.org , or by telephone 0047-23461451.
The City of Oslo has a long tradition of sending a Christmas tree each year to the following Cities: Washington DC, London, Rotterdam, Antwerpen and Reykjavik.
The City of Oslo has for several years been involved in a local democracy project in South Africa, in the County of Neelspruit. In this context, Oslo has cooperated closely with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) as well as with the National Association of Local and Regional Authorities(KS).