The Blue Cross has 50 local institutions in Norway offering treatment, education, housing services, job training, counseling and social networks. A list of these institutions can be found under Våre tilbud. We also engage in different forms of prevention work and have our own youth department.
Around 1100 people work either full time or part time in Blue Cross Norway. The organization has around 2800 members and 40 local groups doing diverse forms of voluntary social work.
Blue Cross Norway is also an umbrella organization for 25 Christian organizations and denominations in Norway.
The Blue Cross was originally established in Switzerland in 1877 and has grown to become an international movement. Blue Cross can be found in 43 countries throughout the world, predominately in Europe and Africa - and to a lesser extent in North and South America and Asia. The international headquarters is situated in Bern, Switzerland.
Read more at www.ifbc.info.
Our international fellowship offers many possibilities for cooperation across national boundaries. The Norwegian TV Campaign (NRK) 2008 benefitted both Blue Cross Norway and Blue Cross in the rest of the world.
The international projects that are supported by campaign funds are presented here.
Address in Norway:
Blå Kors Norge
Tel +47 22 03 27 40, fax +47 22 03 27 41
Read more regarding Blue Cross Norway's international commitment
NOTE: Our organization and the American/Canadian health insurance companies of the same name are completely separate entities and have no economic og organizational links. The same can be said regarding the animal welfare charity in the United Kingdom.