Norwegian Football Federation and Nobel Peace Center signed an agreement that lasts until 31/12 2016. "Handshake for Peace" will involve several specific measures to create awareness and behavioral changes in football and to promote the message of peace in society.
- Cooperation with the Norwegian Football Association gives the Nobel Peace Center a major new venue for conveying message of peace. Football engages many across geographical, religious and ethnic cultures and is in line with Alfred Nobel's ambition fraternity, said the Nobel Peace Center Director Bente Erichsen.
"Handshake for Peace" concept includes a special handshake ceremony between two teams' captains in every game in the Norwegian football leagues from this year's football season. According to the aggreement: