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The Norwegian Children and Youth Council

A short summary in English of what the Norwegian Children and Youth Council is about.

LNU, The Norwegian Children and Youth Council, is an umbrella organisation for shy of one hundred Norwegian children and youth organisations. Our member organisations are democratic and voluntary, and represent a vast diversity of activities and interests. On behalf of these organisations LNU conducts work within three main areas:


Even if our member organisations represent diverse political standings, LNU works to achieve political goals in the issues where our members share a common goal. On an international level we work with questions regarding youth participation, the UN and the global goals. 


LNU aim to provide knowledge to our member organisations through free or affordable courses within a variety of subjects. 

We aim to provide politicians with the insight they need to make comprehensive policies for children and youth.


LNU distribute a variety of grants and programmes for financial support of youth volunteers. These funds are distributed both within our own member organisations and beyond.

Please note

The Norwegian Children and Youth Council does not fund or co-operate directly with organisations outside of Norway on development projects. The Norwegian Children and Youth Council is not involved in any youth-exchange programs except Right to Participate, in collaboration with Youth Alive! Kenya. Sadly, we cannot provide information about possibilities to study in Norway either.

For further questions, please send an e-mail to, og contact one of our international contacts from the list below. 

International contacts

Jarle Aarbakke Tollaksen, International Officer
Area of responsibility: United Nations, The Norwegian youth delegates
Phone: +47 23310590, e-mail:

Ingvill Breivik, International Officer
Area of responsibility: Information projects on North/South issues (Target group for information: Norwegian youth and Norwegian children and youth organisations).
Phone: +4723310595, e-mail:

Erik Schreiner Evans, International Officer
Area of responsibility: East and Central Europe, The Balkans and Caucasus
Phone: +4723310583, e-mail:

Rode Hegstad, President of the Norwegian Children and Youth Council
Phone: +47 23310600, e-mail:

Andreas Borud, Secretary General of the Norwegian Children and Youth Council
Phone: +47 23310600, e-mail: