Campaign for the Welfare State

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Campaign for the Welfare State
Formation 1999; 18 years ago (1999)
Type Public policy think tank
23 organizations with ca. 1 million members
Asbjørn Wahl

The Campaign for the Welfare State (Norwegian: For velferdsstaten) is a progressive public policy advocacy organization and think tank in Norway, founded in 1999 by six trade unions to promote the welfare state as a political system and associated policies, and to oppose economic liberalism and privatization and strengthen democratic control of the society's resources in particular.[1] It is a broad alliance of 23 trade unions and other organizations representing 1 million members (out of a population of 5 million).[2] Its director is Asbjørn Wahl. The organization organizes the annual Welfare Conference (Velferdskonferansen). Its offices are housed by the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees.


The following national trade unions and associations are members of the organization:


  1. ^ Organiserer seg for velferdsstaten Kommunal Rapport 6 September 1999. Retrieved 30 November 2013
  2. ^ A broad alliance for the welfare state For Velferds Staten Retrieved 30 November 2013

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