The Norwegian Social Forum is an alliance of 70 organisations and networks struggling against the neo-liberal agenda, for a more democratic and just world where people, society and the environment are put over economical gain.
The Norwegian Social Forum (NSF) is the Norwegian branch of the World Social Forum. The NSF consist of a board responsible for organising the activities of the forum (elected each year at the NSF’s annual meeting) along with the 70 organisations associated with the alliance. Our biggest event is the biannual «Globalisation Conference».
The Globalisation Conference is held every second year in Oslo, and is the Norwegian equivalent of the World Social Forum.
About the Globalisation Conference
The Globalisation Conference is the main program of NSF, and is one of the largest political workshop of civil organisations, labour unions and political parties in Norway.
The conference is organised every other year in Oslo, and serves as a meeting place and forum for activists, trade unionists and other engaged in the communities in Norway to collaborate and work for a world where people, society and the environment are understood as more important than economic gain. The conference consists of plenaries, seminars, workshops, debates, cultural events and lectures that are organised with speakers from both Norway and abroad.
The conference is organized on a mainly volunteer basis.
Globalization Conference 2018
Kulturkirken Jakob / DOGA
Oslo, 12. – 14. October 2018
The theme of the 2018 Globalization Conference is «MAKT» or «POWER» in English.
The first draft of the program has been launched in the Norwegian language (click here), but sessions that will be held in English, feature a large chunk of English content, or will offer interpretation services will be made available for our non-Norwegian speaking guests soon.
Some of the the announced speakers and guests include:
VANDANA SHIVA (IN) • FRANCIA MÁRQUEZ (COL) • BEVERLEY SKEGGS (EN) • KNUT NÆRUM • SHABANA REHMAN • MARIA THERESA ‘TETET’ NERA-LAURON (PHIL) • ERIK REINERT • TERJE TVEDT • MARK KAPLAN (SA) • MAGNUS MARSDAL • RAYMOND JOHANSEN • MERETE FURUBERG • LINN HERNING • SIMEN EKERN • SLØTFACE and over other 100 other guests, artists and speakers.
This year’s plenary sessions:
People-power in danger
The struggle for water
Take the ocean back and land in use!
PROGRAM: A majority of the over 60 events during the Globalization Conference will take place in the Norwegian language.
The following sessions will either be held in English, feature a large chunk of English content, or interpretation services will be available for our non-Norwegian speaking guests.
The Globalization Conference / Norwegian Social Forum is primarily built for a Norwegian-speaking audience, but there will be a number of sessions that will be offered in English.
If you are coming from outside of Norway, you are also welcome to join us! We unfortunately cannot assist with financial support or visa logistics beyond those that have been specifically invited to the event by the organizing board.