The International Forum is a non-political and non-profit-making association, founded in Oslo in February 1979. It encourages contact between foreigners and Norwegians and arranges activities of mutual interest. The working language is English.
The aims are:
- to promote friendship through understanding between individuals of different nationalities
- to help solve problems of a practical nature which foreign nationals may meet in Norway
- to promote knowledge about the different cultural, social and economic backgrounds of the nations represented by the members
- to widen the choice of cultural and social activities open to foreign nationals in Norway
The International Forum arranges monthly evening lectures by distinguished speakers on historical, topical and contemporary issues of public interest. During the day there are excursions and visits to cultural institutions, often with an expert guide. Opportunities are available to tour exhibitions, museums, art centres and to visit famous artists’ studios.
See under Menu – Monthly Lectures, Art, Visits And Special Events
Members enjoy a range of activities such as: Bridge, Cooking, International Book Club, Norwegian Conversation, Photo workshop, Swimming and Walking. In addition there are Courses, where subjects or specific skills are taught to members for a fee. These include: English, Spanish and Traditional Rose Painting.
See under Menu – Activity Groups and Courses
Board 2020 – 2021
Anita Pratap (President), Sissel Lindemann, Yan Donko, Heidi von Weltzien Høivik, Wenche Mohr, Elizabeth Rasmussen, Gulhan Corman, Patricia Leon de la Barra (Deputy), Elizabeth Groth Kolby (Deputy), Signe Howell (Deputy, until Jan 2021), Patricia Blackwell (Advisor)