Attended the Oslo Freedom Forum – 29th to 30th of May
Attended the Oslo Freedom Forum organised by the Human Rights Foundation for the third year in a row
Meeting with Diego Arria – 27th of May
Meeting with and interview of Diego Arria about the the challenges ahead for the liberation Venezuela
“Struggle For Justice in Venezuela” – 10th of May
Foro Penal Chapter Norway and The Norwegian Venezuelan Justice Alliance invited all public to the premiere of the documentary film: “Struggle For Justice In Venezuela” The history of the NGO Foro Penal, followed by a discussion with Alfredo Romero, Executive Director of Foro Penal, Stener Ekern, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, and moderated by Leiv Marsteintredet Associate Professor at the University of Bergen.
The European Parliament – 5th of March
Participation in the event at the European Parliament of the presentation of the European Federation of Venezuelan Associations (FEAV)
Protest in front of the Norwegian Parliament in support of Acting President Guiado – 2nd of February
Protest in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Oslo – 23rd of January
Conversations with Alfredo Zamudio – 18th of January
Invitation to the Venezuelan community in Oslo to an intimate talk with our guest Alfredo Zamudio, Director of The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialog, around the topic: “Reassembling Divided Societies”ImageImage
2018 – In a nutshell
Various meetings with the Venezuelan community in Norway, activism in social media and definition of Norven’s 2019 Agenda and priorities.
Meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Heads of Latin American Section and Venezuelan Desk).
Meeting with the Ambassador of Norway in Colombia and member of the diplomatic staff of the Norwegian embassy in Bogota.
Supported our friend organization SOS Nicaragua in a solidarity concert of Katia Cardenal in Oslo on the 15th of September.
Panelist (via our Sonia Zapata) in the European Parliament’s debate “Time for change in Venezuela” organized by Dita Charanzova (Member of the EU Parlament for the ALDE group) and the European Lawyers Foundation.
Organized screentalk of the documentary “Women of the Venezuelan Chaos” with special guests Margartita Cadenas (film Director) and Liv Torres (Director of Nobel Peace Center) moderated by our Carolina Cabezas.
-Participated in Business for Peace event in Oslo where we met one of this year’s winners (Colombian Edgar Montenegro from Corpocampo) and former Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee.
-Participated in Oslo Freedom Forum and had the opportunity to interview: 1) the event organizer and founder of Human Rights Foundation Thor Halvorsen and 2) former major and Venezuelan political prisoner and opposition leader Antonio Ledezma.
-Seminar in Oslo (hosted by NorLarNet) about The collapse of the Rule of Law in Venezuela with Alfredo Romero, Executive Director Foro Penal Venezolano and opening of Foro Penal Norway.
– Meeting at ACAPS office in Geneva to discuss the Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis.
Panelist (via our Silvia Barbarino) in seminar in Oslo about humanitarian crisis in Venezuela organized with Caritas, UNICEF, etc
2018 – Others initiatives and activities:
Various letters to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs (UD) and the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) on the Venezuelan situation.
Contributed with input, as Foro Penal Norway, for the Refugee compilation initiative of the Brussels-based Venezuelan Platform VenEuropa
Frequent information updates about Venezuela to Norwegian media (VG, Aftenposten, NRK, etc) including interview for article published by Dagsavisen
Guidance to Venezuelan citizens seeking asylum in Norway including communications with various Norwegian stakeholders involved in Refugees issues.