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Profile of registrant

Eastern Norway County Network

Identification number in the register: 99071781194-54
Registration date: 20/02/09 13:56:05

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/01/14 09:10:18
The date of the last annual update was 24/01/14 09:10:18

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Eastern Norway County Network
Acronym: ENCN
Legal status: Political alliance of regional councils
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ole Haabeth
Position: Chairman of the Regional Cooperation Board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Ann Irene  Saeternes
Position: International Affairs Coordinator

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 Schweigaardsgt 
P.O. box: 1200
OSLO N-0107
Telephone number: (+47) 22055080
Fax number: (+47) 22055088
Other contact information: Eastern Norway consists of the eight regions Akershus, Buskerud, Hedmark, Oppland,Oslo, Telemark, Vestfold and Østfold. These counties together make up 30 per cent of the
land area of Norway and, with a total of 2.4 million inhabitants, have just half of Norway’s population. Eastern Norway is the national centre of gravity in terms of both population and commerce and industry.

Eastern Norway County Network is a partnership consisting of the eight regional authorities of Eastern Norway. The regional authorities have two basic aims for participating in Eastern Norway County Network:
• To influence the development of the region by making joint approaches to decision-making bodies that have importance for this development
• To achieve better and more efficient solutions for their separate responsibilities through division of work and through joint projects and development work

Eastern Norway County Network is not able to act on behalf of the participating regions, but carries out the tasks that the regions agree to solve through Eastern Norway County Network. These tasks may be of both political and administrative character.

The Regional Cooperation Board is the highest body within Eastern Norway County Network.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The overall aim of ENCN is to:

• Further develop Eastern Norway as a sustainable and competitive region in Europe.
• Secure a balanced and sustainable development within the region through polycentric development. This will help to ease the pressure on the capital region and strengthen the rest of the territory.

Eastern Norway County Network has main focus on:
• Transport and communications
• Education, training and competence-building
• International cooperation
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

National infopoint for Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Participation in project under Interreg BSR
Active participation in the European organisations AER and BSSSC
Cooperation agreement with Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Seminars, meetings and events

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 24
Number of member organisations: 8
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Akershus region (3 members)
  • Buskerud region (3 members)
  • Hedmark region (3 members)
  • Oppland region (3 members)
  • City of Oslo (3 members)
  • Telemark region (3 members)
  • Vestfold region (3 members)
  • Ostfold region (3 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The regions in Eastern Norway County Network are members of
AER (Assembly of European Regions)
BSSSC (Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation)
NSC (North Sea Commission)
CPMR (Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions)

Financial data

Financial year: 12/2012 - 12/2013
Total budget: 500,000
of which public financing: 500,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources: 500,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.