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International cooperation

The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency takes part in a number of international projects facilitated by the OECD, EU and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Cooperation through the OECD

Norway joined the OECD Declaration on Innovation in the Public Sector on 22 May 2019, together with 39 other countries. The Norwegian Digitalisation agency has the role of national contact point in the OECD's network OPSI (Observatory of Public Sector Innovation) which is a global forum for public innovation.

Norwegian contact

Kristin Karlsrud Haugse

Seniorrådgiver, Digitaliseringsdirektoratet
Phone: +47 41 55 90 69

Cooperation facilitated by the EU

The Digital Europe Programme

The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) is a new EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations. DIGITAL runs for the period 2021-2027, and provides funding for projects in five crucial areas:

  • Supercomputing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced digital skills
  • Ensuring the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society

Investment under DIGITAL supports the EU's twin objectives of a green transition and digital transition while strengthening the Union's resilience and digital sovereignty.

The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency coordinates Norway's participation in DIGITAL together with Innovation Norway and The Research Council of Norway.


Sekretariatet for DIGITAL Europa-programmet i Norge

Nordic-Baltic Cooperation

The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency maintains a strong presence in Nordic-Baltic digitalisation initiatives.

CBDS Programme

The Cross-Border Digital Services Programme (CBDS Programme) aims to increase the digital transformation in the Nordic-Baltic region through the development and deployment of cross-border digital services. The programme is run by the Nordic Council of Ministers and Digdir assists as programme secretariat.

The NOBID-project is part of the CBDS Programme.

Learn more about the CBDS Programme and its projects by clicking the box below, or by contacting the CBDS Secretariat at


CBDS Secretariat

The Nordic-Baltic eID Project (NOBID)

Digdir is the project manager for the NOBID project, which facilitates the use of national eID solutions across the borders of the region. The project is a cooperation between eight countries in the Nordic-Baltic region: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

Beyond the region, the NOBID project is preparing a large-scale pilot for the EU Digital Identity Wallet, also coordinated by Digdir.

Norwegian contact

Tor Alvik

Fagdirektør, Digitaliseringsdirektoratet
Phone: +47 41 58 67 54

Outside the CBDS Programme, Digdir leads two projects funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Working group on regulatory issues related to digitalisation

Together with Nordic-Baltic agencies and experts, Digdir helps to develop a more well-informed and unified position towards legislations from the European Union. Managed and facilitated by Digdir, the Working group on regulatory issues related to digitalisation explores issues at the intersection between digitalisation and EU-regulations.

Norwegian contact

Rozemarijn van der Hilst-Ytreland

Seksjonssjef, Digitaliseringsdirektoratet
Phone: +47 45 28 07 79

Joint challenge to promote and spread awareness on the Nordic digitalisation cooperation

Digdir is heading a project that aims to strengthen and improve the modes of collaboration with our Nordic neighbours on seamless digital services. Participating countries in this project is Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The project targets current cooperation and support structures for sharing and reusing content between national events by pooling existing resources together across the region.

Norwegian contact

Jens Nørve

Avdelingsdirektør, Digitaliseringsdirektoratet
Phone: +47 90 84 93 32