NVF is a member of the Nordic network of rural movements but is in fact a national union of neighbourhood associations, supporting the activities of inhabitants of both villages and towns.
It is by far the oldest movement, the first organisation being established in 1772. The present organisation was formed in 1974 as an interest and service organisation for over 8 200 local neighbourhood associations in Norway. Today, NVF represents about 1.000 000 individual members, which makes it the second largest organisation in the country.
Non-governmental organization/ non-profit