Trygve G. Nordby
Trygve G. Nordby offers consultancies in the fields of management, governance and organisational development. He has substantial experience from international and national senior management positions within the public as well as the non-governmental sector. He holds particular expertise in the fields of humanitarian affairs, migration and human rights.
Most recently he held the position as Secretary General in the European Movement, Norway. He has previously been Under Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross. Mr. Nordby was Director General of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration 2001-2005. In 1990-1997 he was Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Among other engagements he has been City Manager at the municipality of Oppegaard and head of Public Information at the County of Nordland. He is presently chairing the boards of Amnesty International Norway, the Foundation Lillehammer Museum, the Norwegian Institute of Children’s Books, the Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille. Nordby is associate partner of the consultancy firm Scanteam.
Vigdis Vevstad holds a doctorate in international public law and works as an independent adviser and researcher. Her key competence lies in refugee and asylum law as well as policy developments in this area, including developments of a common European Asylum System. Vevstad has many years of national and international experience in both private and public sectors and academia.
Vevstad has a cooperation agreement with the Institute for Social Research (ISF), the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen. Vevstad is the Norwegian member of the Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe. She has published a number of books and articles related to her work, together with other authors and alone such as: «Vergehåndboka» (2012) together with Trygve G. Nordby, «Utlendingsloven Kommentarutgave (2010) which Vevstad edited and co-authored, «Utvikling av et felles Europeisk Asylsystem: Jus og Politikk» (2006) and «Refugee Protection: A European Challenge» (1998). She is a member of the Board of the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) and deputy board member of the Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Rights.