Norwegian government agencies


Norwegian government agencies

The Government agencies of Norway are state controlled organizations who act independently to carry out the policies of the Government of Norway. The Government Ministries are relatively small and merely policy-making organizations, allowed to control agencies by policy decisions but not by direct orders. A Minister is explicitly prohibited from interfering with the day-to-day operation in an agency or the outcome in individual cases. While no minister is allowed to give orders to agencies personally, they are subject to decisions made by the Government. Also, the Minister is normally the instance of appeals of agencies decisions.

Agencies are organised as Etat. Still, some of the work of the government is carried out through state enterprises or limited companies. For a full list of enterprises and companies, see List of Norwegian government enterprises.

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Storting

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Agencies

  • County Governor, or Fylkesmannen (official site) Regional authority of the Government, with a Governor in each of 18 counties.
  • Norwegian Agriculture Authority, or Statens landbruksforvaltning (official site) Authority for the agriculture industry.
  • Norwegian Food Safety Authority, or Mattilsynet (official site) Controls all aspects of food safety, including agriculture, import and trade.
  • Reindeer Husbandry Administration, or Reindriftforvaltningen (official site) Authority for the reindeer husbandry industry.

Enterprises

Limited companies

Ministry of Children and Equality

  • Allocation Committee for support to voluntary children's and youth organizations, or Fordelingsutvalget for tilskudd til frivilligebarne- og ungdomsorganisasjoner (official site) Issues grants for children and youth organizations.
  • County social welfare boards, or Fylkesnemndene for sosiale saker Makes decisions of placement of children in institutions and foster homes.
  • Ecolabelling Norway, or Stiftelsen miljømerking (official site) Awards ecolabelling.
  • County Governor, or Fylkesmannen (official site) Regional authority of the Government, with a Governor in each of 18 counties.
  • Market Council of Norway, or Markedsrådet (official site) Makes juridical decisions concerning consumer rights upon specific or general cases.
  • National Institute for Consumer Research, or Statens institutt for forbruksforskning (official site) Research.
  • Norway's Contact Committee for Immigrants and the Authorities, or Kontaktutvalget mellom innvandrerbefolkningen og myndighetene (official site) Dialog between immigrants and authorities.
  • Norwegian Assay Office, or Edelmetallkontrollen Control of trade of noble metals.
  • Norwegian Consumer Council, or Forbrukerrådet (official site) Pursues consumer interests.
  • Norwegian Consumer Dispute Commission, or Forbrukertvistutvalget (official site) Settles mater from consumers.
  • Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman, or Forbrukerombudet (official site) Handles complaints from consumers.
  • Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, or Barne-, ungdoms- og familieetaten (official site) Helps children, youth and families who need help.
  • Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, or Likestillings- og diskrimineringsombudet (official site) Fights discrimination.
  • Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, or Likestillings- og diskrimineringsnemnda (official site) Appeal board for the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud.
  • Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service, or Arbeids- og velferdsdirektoratet (official site) Administrating age- and disability pensions and other welfare, and manages unemployment.
  • Ombudsman for Children in Norway, or Barneombudet (official site) Promotes children's interests in society.

Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs

Agencies

Diocesan Councils

Limited companies

Ministry of Defence

Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

Agencies

Universities

Specialised Colleges

Regional University Colleges

Limited companies

  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services, or Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste (official site) Information and data services for higher education and research.
  • University Centre in Svalbard, or Universitetssenteret på Svalbard (official site) Research on Svalbard.
  • UNINETT (official site) Operates the university/college/research internet communication network and the norid domain register.

Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

Agencies

Limited companies

  • Norwegian Seafood Export Council, or Eksportrådet for fisk (official site) Marketing of fish abroad.
  • Secora (official site) (Construction company for water transport infrastructure)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Government Administration and Reform

Ministry of Health and Care Services

Agencies

  • Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, or Helse- og sosialdirektoratet (official site) Central expertise in administering healthcare and social affairs.
  • Norwegian Board of Health Supervision, or Statens helsetilsyn (official site) Highest supervision authority for the health and social services.
  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health, or Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt (official site) Preventative health work
  • Norwegian System of Compensation to Patients, or Norsk pasientskadeerstatning (official site) Can issue compensation for mistreatment.
  • Norwegian Patients' Injury Compensation Board, or Pasientskadenemnda (official site) Appeal board for the System of Compensation to Patients.
  • Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, or Bioteknologinamda (official site) A board that advises the authorities in matters concerning modern biotechnology.
  • Norwegian Appeals Board for Health Personnel, or Statens helsepersonellnemnd (official site) Appeal board for health personnel who lose authorization.
  • Norwegian Medicines Agency, or Statens legemiddelverk (official site) Controls research, production and sale of medicine.
  • National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, or Statens institutt for rusmiddelforskning (official site) Research connected to alcohol and drug use.
  • Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, or Vitenskapskomiteen for mattrygghet (official site)
  • Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, or Statens strålevern (official site) Expertise and precautions against nuclear and radiation threats.
  • Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service, or Arbeids- og velferdsdirektoratet (official site) Administrating age- and disability pensions and other welfare, and manages unemployment.
  • Norwegian Food Safety Authority, or Mattilsynet (official site) Controls all aspects of food safety, including agruculture, import and trade.
  • Norwegian Governmental Appeal Board regarding medical treatment abroad, or Dispensasjons- og klagenemnda for behandling i utlandet (official site) Appeal board for patients who need treatment abroad, and where there is not adequate domestic service, who are entitled to get the treatment paid by the authorities.

Regional Health Authorities

The regional health authorities or regional helseforetak are responsible for providing specialist healthcare services within their designated geographic area.

Limited companies

Ministry of Justice and the Police

Agencies

  • Compulsory Civilian National Service Administration, or Siviltjenesten i Norge (official site) Administrated the compulsory civilian national service.
  • Governor of Svalbard, or Sysselmannen på Svalbard (official site)
  • Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Northern Norway, or Hovedredningssentralen i Nord-Norge (official site) Coordinates rescue operations.
  • Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Southern Norway, or Hovedredningssentralen i Sør-Norge (official site) Coordinates rescue operations.
  • Justissekretariatene (official site) Manages a number of administrative function related to the juridical processes.
  • National Police Directorate, or Politidirektoratet (official site) The police force.
  • National Security Authority, or Nasjonal sikkerhetsmyndighet (official site)
  • Norwegian Advisory Council on Bankruptcy, or Konkursrådet (official site) Administrates bankruptcies.
  • Norwegian Border Commissioner, or Grensekommisær for den norsk-russiske grense (official site) Controls the border between Norway and Russia.
  • Norwegian Civil Defence, or Sivilforsvaret (official site) Civil defence; emergency and rescue services in the event of major accidents and incidents
  • Norwegian Correctional Services, or Kriminalomsorgen (official site) Operates criminal correctional services, including the prisons.
  • Norwegian Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, or Kontoret for voldsoffererstatning (official site) Manages compensation to subjects of criminal injuries.
  • Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, or Direktoratet for samfunnssikkerhet og beredskap (official site) Keeps an overview of societies threats, and works to prevent
  • Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication, or Direktoratet for nødkommunikasjon (official site) Building and to operate the emergency communication network.
  • Norwegian Judge Advocate General, or Generaladvokatembetet (official site) Head proecutor of the military court.
  • Norwegian Mediation and Reconciliation Service, or Konfliktrådet (official site) Settles disputes.
  • Norwegian Police Security Service, or Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste (official site) Surveillance of domestic threats to national security.
  • Norwegian Police University College, or Politihøyskolen (official site) Police officer college.
  • Samerettsutvalget Research related to the Sami.
  • Spesialenheten for politisaker (official site) Investigates accusations of criminal offences by police or procecution officers in duty.

Limited companies

Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Agencies

Enterprises

Limited companies

Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion

Agencies

  • International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, or Internasjonalt fag- og formidlingssenter for reindrift (official site) Research.
  • Labour Court of Norway, or Arbeidsretten (official site) Court that takes under consideration disputes about validity, interpretation and existence of collective agreements, questions regarding breach of collective agreements, questions regarding breach of the peace obligation, and claims for damages resulting from such breaches.
  • Directorate of Integration and Diversity, or Integrerings- og mangfoldhetsdirektoratet (official site) Authority concerning integration of foreigners.
  • National Centre for Documentation on Disability, or Nasjonal dokumentasjonssenter for personer med nedsatt funksjonsevne (official site) Research.
  • National Institute of Occupational Health, or Statens arbeidsmiljøinstitutt (official site) Research.
  • Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, or Sosial- og helsedirektoratet (official site) Competence centre for the management of healthcare and social affairs.
  • Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, or Utlendingsdirektoratet (official site) Immigration permits and authority.
  • Norwegian Directorate of Labour and Welfare, or Arbeids- og velferdsdirektoratet (official site) Manages the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service.
  • Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board, or Utlendingsnemda (official site) Appeal board for the Directorate of Immigration.
  • Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service, or Arbeids- og velferdsetaten (official site) Administrating age- and diability pensions and other welfare, and manages unemployment.
  • Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, or Arbeidstilsynet (official site) Authority aimed at occupational health and safety.
  • Norwegian Pension Insurance for Seamen, or Pensjonstrygden for sjømenn (official site) Administrates the seamen's pension.
  • Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, or Petroleumstilsynet (official site) Insures occupational safety and health in the petroleum industry.
  • Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, or Kompetansesenter for urfolks rettigheter (official site) Research.
  • Resource Centre for Nature and Reindeer Husbandry Services, or Ressurssenter for natur og reindriftstjenester Research.
  • State Conciliator of Norway, or Riksmeklingsmannen (official site) Negotiates wage and traffic disputues between employer and labour unions.
  • Sámediggi, or Sametinget (official site) Sami parliament.

Limited companies

Ministry of Trade and Industry

Agencies

Limited companies

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Agencies

Limited companies

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