Webinar "Creative Community Services: Three unique stories from Norway"

September 21, 2020
Arkhangelsk, Russia

In the city of Sandnes there are three amazing projects: “Food Bank”, centre of support to drug-addicts, refugees and immigrants from other countries, and volunteer centre of resource distribution. You can meet them and talk to them during the webinar on September 21, 2020 at 1 p.m. (Moscow time)/at 12.00 p.m. (Central European Time). Specialists will tell about their services, methods of work and the experience of adaptation to coronavirus pandemic.

The webinar will be held with simultaneous translation.

«Matsentralen» (Rogaland) or Food Bank (Rogaland) is an organization that belongs to a Norwegian network of Food Banks and redistributes surplus food among non-profit organizations that help disadvantaged people. Tor Jan Bredenbekk, the head of organization, will tell about their work model, and give examples of cooperation with municipalities and other governmental organizations. Also, he will tell what impact coronavirus pandemic had on the work of organization.

The organization’s website: https://www.matsentralen.no/matsentralene/rogaland

"Heart for Sandnes"

 The organization was founded in February 2016 and provides support to disadvantaged groups: former drug addicts, refugees and immigrants from other countries and other cultures. Maria Vestersjø, organization adviser, will tell how the organization was founded, how it finds those who need help, and how it improves services in accordance with their needs. Maria will also show examples of other cities that were inspired by the idea and started similar organizations.

The organization’s website: http://www.hjerteforsandnes.no/

Volunteer centre in Sandnes
Volunteer centre is an intermediary between people from local community: those who need help and those who are willing to help. Bjarte Bjornsen, the head of Volunteer centre in Sandnes, will tell what services they provide, how the system of receiving the applications from volunteers and those who need help works.  Also, he will talk about cooperation with municipalities and other governmental organizations, and about the impact coronavirus pandemic had on the work of organization.

The organization’s website: https://sandnes.frivilligsentral.no/

To participate in the webinar “Unhackneyed Social Practices: stories of three projects from Norway”, please register at: https://forms.gle/UGWsVgwQk3zpitEE7

Please note that the necessary information will be sent to the e-mail address that you specified during registration.

The webinar is held within the international LIVE conference “Sustainable development: people, support, cooperation”. The conference is held in September-October 2020 and gives an opportunity to meet remarkable representatives of NGOs from Russia, Finland, Norway and Denmark, to get acquainted with the best practices of NGO social services.

Conference organizers are Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, “Finland-Russia” Society (Helsinki, Oulu), Charity organization “The Childhood by the Dvina” (Sandnes, Norway), Centre of Sustainable Development of Pskov Region, Women Initiative Centre (Tosno, Leningrad Region).

Contact: (8182)20-65-10, Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, burieva@ngo-garant.ru (Tatiana Burieva).

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