Nobel Peace Prize Project
& Oslo Youth Exchange

Four Programme Theme Areas


Renaissance Foundation has been representing youth from the UK at the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo since 2006, following an invitation from 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Prof Wangari Mathaai.

With support from the Norwegian Peace Institute and the Norwegian Embassy in London, this annual exchange has expanded to enable youth from both London and Oslo to experience the Nobel Peace Prize events and a wider educational and cultural exchange programme.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon

HRH Crown Prince Haakon

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Since it started, highlights of this programme have included the Young Leaders meeting with HRH Crown Prince Haakon. He kindly exchanged with the group about their trip in Norway and introduced them to the international youth collaboration project he founded, Global Dignity.  


Our Young Leaders have also had the opportunity to meet with the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who advised them on a future in leadership.

Youth exchange group
In December 2016, Renaissance Foundation has continued its partnership with Oslo based youth organisation called STOLT which supports young people with employability & personal development skills. We are appreciative of their support as well as the support from the USA Embassy in Norway that make this visit possible.

Annual Youth Exchange to Oslo - Overview

  • A 5-day trip to Oslo, during the Nobel Peace Prize

  • 15 Participants from the UK

  • Programme of educational visits & talks related to a variety of themes

  • Meeting with leaders from business, government & civil society

  • An evening in London hosted by the Norwegian Ambassador to report back on the trip


Watch Qasim's journey from a young participant to becoming a young leader in this 2 minute video 

Renaissance Foundation Young Leaders talk in our 2016 Exchange Videos about the impact the trip has had on their life.

Taking place in the third year of the 'i-Can Do it' programme, the trip to the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo is the climactic experience for our young people. They are selected through a separate application process and have to demonstrate leadership skills throughout the year to be eligible for this special programme.  


Programme photos & exchange video

Hear some of the 2016 Young Leaders share their experience of Oslo in this 4 minute video


Programme Highlights

We would like to say thank you to all of the following organisations for their continuous support.

Special thanks to
Statoil |  The Thief Hotel | Nobel Peace Centre | USA Embassy Oslo | City of Oslo | Red Cross | Save The Children Norway
And all of the people, supporters & volunteers who make this possible

Would you like to be involved?
We are starting initial plans for the December 2019 Exchange Programme. Please feel free to contact our development team if you or your organisation would like to be involved with this year's visits (Sorrel Norwood -