Last March, two of our National Board Vikings (Carlos and Piero) attended the Spring National Platform of ESN Norway 2015 that took place in Bergen from March 5th.

ESN Norway and ESN Denmark are buddy countries in ESN. We have similar ESN structures, share best practices, help each other and meet frequently to improve our networks. Monika Kalstad, Vice President of ESN Norway came to our Danish National Platform on February and this time it was us who visited Norway.

The event had in total 52 participants. All seven Norwegian sections were registered and planned to attend but, due to an airline strike, the representative from ESN Finnmark could unfortunately not make it. We were not the only international guests. There were guests from ESN Sweden, ESN Slovakia and ESN Austria.

During the event we were able to learn how things are running/working in Norway and how many similarities there are between our 2 countries. We noticed that they are facing many similar issues and difficulties as we are in Denmark. We strongly believe that the cooperation with ESN Norway will be very fruitful and will bring the two countries closer. Carlos and Piero were not only able to present Denmark’s best practices, but were able to create a great Viking atmosphere within the Norwegian participants.

Carlos and Piero also held 2 workshops for the norwegian sections on: Intercultural communication and recruitment. Carlos is part of the training program in ESN (Eduk8), which gives the opportunity to ESNers to learn how to do trainings and workshops.Vikings went to Norway and conquered it.

Piero Gentilini & Carlos Guillemot
National Representative & Communication Manager ESN Denmark
ESN Odense & ESN DTU