about us

BergenSphere is a collaborative project to create a magazine that focuses on the international community in Bergen and Hordaland. For its nearly 1000 years of history, Bergen and its people have always had an flavor. Today about 15% of the city’s population have foreign roots and these link Bergen with 164 of the world’s 192 UN recognized countries. This ethnic and cultural diversity is unique not just to Norway but to most other parts of the world. While this diversity can be used as a resource, history tells us that it can also lead to challenges as persons with different backgrounds, experiences and values may have misunderstandings. BergenSphere aims to increase the community’s understanding of diversity in Bergen by addressing contemporary issues related to the international character of Bergen and Hordaland.