White Paper on the Voluntary Sector: Report No. 10 (2018-2019) to the Storting (Meld. St. 10 (2018-2019. Frivilligheita – sterk, sjøvstendig, mangfaldig).

Norwegian Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The White Paper presents the Norwegian Government's policies toward the voluntary sector and civil society organizations. The White Paper provides four objectives/goals:
1. Widespread participation in voluntary activity
2. A strong and independent sector
3. A reform to reduce bureaucracy
4. A coordinated policy for the voluntary sector
The White Paper includes multiple measures to achieve all four objectives/goals.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The White Paper has set a new course for the Government's policies toward voluntary organizations. There is, as an example, an increased emphasis on widespread participation, including from minorities.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

10 billion Norwegian Kroner (NOK) in annual government grants to the voluntary sector.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Most ministries and government agencies that provide grants to or collaborate with voluntary organizations, and the voluntary organizations themselves.
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
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