The Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights
NORDEM is a civilian capacity provider specialising in human rights and support for democracy.
NORDEM recruits, trains and deploys qualified personnel to roughly 15 international organisations and operations that work in the field of human rights and democratisation. We support several international mechanisms and collaborate with a number of organisations that provide civilian capacity. In addition, we offer advice, support the transfer of experience and contribute to research. NORDEM's expertise covers such fields as good governance, democratic institutions, independence of the judiciary, judicial and legal reform, human rights, election observation and election assistance.
This is NORDEM
NORDEM, the Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights, is a civilian capacity provider specialising in human rights and support for democracy.
Deployments in Democracy and Human Rights
NORDEM contributes personnel to help foster good governance, democratic institutions and rule of law, with the OSCE, the UN and the EU as our major partners.
NORDEM provides Norwegian observers to international election observation missions all over the world. We deploy about 60 - 100 election observers and experts per year, to approximately 15 missions.
Training and Capacity Building
NORDEM provides trainings to members of the NORDEM roster to help them prepare for international assignments.
News and events
On the frontline of Europe’s forgotten conflict
The conflict in eastern Ukraine has cost more than 10,000 lives. Unarmed internationalobservers monitor the ceasefire, but the parties to the conflict continue to disregard it.
Learning about Norwegian elections
What can the Norwegian parliamentary elections learn from countries with far less experience in democratic election processes? Election observers from seven countries gave their recommendations to Norway after the parliamentary elections earlier this month.
Discussing challenges in election observation
Social media, accusations of fake news, and nations trying to influence elections in other nations are crucial challenges for election observers to handle on future missions, says Emanuele Giaufret, Head of Division, Democracy and Electoral Observation in the European External Action Service. Giaufret is in Oslo for the EU focal point meeting for election observation, organised by NORDEM.