EEA EFTA Forum of Elected Representatives of Local and Regional Authorities

The EEA EFTA Forum was set up by a decision of the Standing Committee of the EFTA States as an informal body to involve elected representatives from local and regional authorities in EEA matters. The Forum works closely with other EEA EFTA bodies and has established links with the Committee of the Regions of the European Union, an EU advisory body that was established in 1994 just after the signing of the EEA Agreement.

The Forum has twelve full members, six from Iceland and six from Norway. Switzerland observes the meeting but Liechtenstein has decided not to take part for the time being. 

Decision of the Standing Committee of the EFTA States No 10/2009/SC of 3 December 2009 establishing a Forum of Elected Representatives of Local and Regional Authorities of the EEA EFTA States

 

Members of the Forum

Iceland 

Ms Rakel Óskarsdóttir, Akraneskaupstaður Town Council (Chair)

Ms Þórdís Lóa Þórhallsdóttir, Reykjavík City Council

Ms Kolbrún J. Pétursdóttir, Reykjanesbær Town Council

Mr Eggert Kjartansson, Eyja- og Miklaholtshreppur Municipal Council

Mr Sigurður Hreinsson, Regional Municipal Federation of the Westfjords

Mr Þorleifur Karl Eggertsson, Regional Municipal Federation of North West Iceland

 

Norway

Members

Ms Lise Selnes, Mayor of Nord-Odal municipality

Ms Mette Gundersen, Member of city council, Kristiansand municipality

Ms Hilde Onarheim, Member of the city council, Bergen municipality

Mr Tom Myrvold, Mayor of Ørland municipality

Mr Ivar B. Prestbakmo, Mayor of Troms and Finnmark county

Mr Hallstein Bjercke, Member of the city council, Oslo municipality

Substitutes

Mr Ådne Naper, Member of the county council, Vestfold and Telemark county

Mr Nils A. Røhne, Mayor of Stange municipality

Ms Gunn Marit Helgesen, Member of the county council, Vestfold and Telemark county

Mr Tore Opdal Hansen, Member of the county council, Viken county

Mr Arne Bergsvåg, Deputy Mayor of Rogaland county

 

Switzerland (Observer)

Mr David Eray, Canton of Jura

Mr Didier Castella, Canton of Fribourg

Opinions adopted by the Forum

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