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International organisations and networks

Bergen is a member of a large number of international organisations and networks.

Here are some of them:

Eurocities : Bergen has been a member of Eurocities since 2002 and takes part in the following fora: Knowledge Society, Culture, Environment, Mobility, Economic Development and Social Affairs.

The Hansa League : is an active network of towns and cities that historically belonged to the association of merchant towns known as the Hanseatic League, or had lively trading exchanges with it. The new HANSE was founded in 1980 in the Dutch town of Zwolle.

The Organisation of World Heritage Cities : The Bryggen aera was inscripted on Unesco's World Heritage List in 1979 and Bergen held the presidency of the organisation from 1999 to 2001. The regional secretariat of North West Europe is located in Bergen. Bergen has and still is playing an active role in the projects CitytoCity and Youth on the trail of world heritage

European Climate Forum : Bergen is the first municipality to become a member of the forum.