7 Norwegian members in the ECAD network of cities celebrated 10 years of membership in late January 2013. ECAD Vice Chair, Oslo Municipality Director General, Björg Månum Andersson made a presentation of ECAD work from Norwegian perspective and said that Oslo city looked forward to a continued good cooperation within ECAD, both nationally and internationally:
"ECAD has on several occasions discussed how to relate to member cities, which take action, or have attitudes or strategies that are not fully in accordance with ECAD platform. There is now a broad consensus on the futility of excluding members.
The main focus must be on the preference for staying a member and taking part in the organization, along with generally supporting the main issues of the platform."
Read the whole historical account of ECAD and Norwegian network of ECAD cities here (PDF)