Fredskorpset, meaning The "Peace Corps", is a Norwegian
governmental body financing two-way mutual personnel exchange between companies and organisations in Norway and similar companies and organisations in the South - that is countries in Africa, Asiaand Latin America.
It was first founded in
1963, based on ideas of John F. Kennedy's American Peace Corps, but reorganised and reestablished in 2000ensuring mutual exchange of young people.
Fredskorpset funds student exchange programmes between various colleges in the southern and northern hemispheres. They have tie ups with many college funded organizations and NGOs to facilitate the exchanges.
2004over 1.000 young participants have being posted abroad for an average period of one year.
Fredskorpset also supports FK:X, a network of current and former participants.
* [http://www.fredskorpset.no/ Official site]
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