This is what fk norway does

the way an exchange works

Exchange through mutual, organisational  partnerships

The exchange takes place between Norwegian and foreign organisations or businesses.

Finding a partner for exchange in the foreign country will be your job.

We also support exchanges where both partner organisations are foreign.

Participants travel to work

Those who are exchanged are in most cases between 22 and 35 years of age.

You can recruit participants for exchange among existing staff or members, or outside your own organisation. The preparatory course is mandatory for all people going on exchange. 

Exchange for mutual learning

During the exchange your FK participants travel abroad to work with your partner organisation, while the foreign participants come to work in your organisation in Norway.

Costs and investments

FK Norway pays a moderate salary for participants. We also cover expenses for travel, stay, insurance and language course.

A dedicated member of your staff fills the role as our contact person and is in charge of participant follow-up and administrational tasks. The contact person also attends FK Norway courses and meetings.

We offer a small administration grant to all our partners. You should keep in mind that your organisation additionally needs to allocate personell resouces to project administration.


FK- Norway offers trainings for our partners and their participants, with the purpose of providing them with the best tools possible for a successful partnership.

The partners are given valuable tools for project management, and we make sure that the participants are properly prepared and de- briefed before and after the exchange. An important ingredient of all trainings is the opportunity to learn from each other, share experiences and build networks across borders. 

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