|The first nation-wide edition of =Norge|
Inspired by the UK’s Big Issue model, the Erlik Foundation have decided to bring all the titles together and publish under one name, =Norge [Erlik Norway / Equal Norway], with only the their flagship =Oslo retaining its original title.
It’s hoped that the move will strengthen the brand, thus providing a more stable working environment for their vendors. Across the country, =Norge has almost 2,000 vendors. The papers are sold for 50 Krone, half of which is kept by the vendor.
Street papers have a strong presence in Norway, and aside from the =Norge group, Stavanger’s ‘Asfalt’, Bergen’s ‘Megafon’, Trondheim’s ‘Sorgenfri’, Tromsø’s ‘Virkelig’, and Kristiansand’s Gatemagasinet Klar are all members of the INSP network.