Let’s build cultural bridges together

Our organization board is based on of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with big passion! Sometimes we travel to find the similarities between our nations, sometimes we host a gala event, sometimes we have traveling exhibitions around the country and sometimes we even write an article or two which gets published, and sometimes we do awareness raising campaigning.

Most importantly each of our projects holds a special place in our hearts, and we hope that you all enjoy what we do. We are a nonprofitable organization, and appreciate the support of our partners who believes in our unique projects.

CAN – Established in 2018


Year of Heydar Aliyev

100th anniversary of the National Leader of the Azerbaijani people


2023 “Year of Heydar Aliyev “

100th anniversary of the National Leader of the Azerbaijani people, Heydar Aliyev.

On April 24-27, 1996, President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Norway. The visit was made at the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtlandt.

Arriving in Norway, an oil rich country of Europe after his visit to Luxembourg and Belgium, Heydar Aliyev held numerous meetings with the representatives of official and business circles here. Official visit of President Heydar Aliyev continued in the capital Oslo and Stavanger, a big industrial and financial centre. In Oslo, President Heydar Aliyev met his Majesty Harald V, King of Norway, Gro Harlem Brutlandt, Prime Minister of Norway, K.Grendall, Chairman of the Parliament, B. Godall, Foreign Minister and Jens Stoltenberg, Minister of Energy and Industry. A ceremony of the signature of “the Agreement on friendship and cooperation between Azerbaijan and Norway” was held. With the signature of this document an official legal-diplomatic ground of relations between the two oil countries was laid.


Year of Shusha

Celebrating the 2nd anniversary of The Great Return to Karabakh & the Year of Shusha.


2022 “Year of Shusha”

“In 2022, we will celebrate the 270th anniversary of Shusha. Panahali Khan laid the foundation of Shusha in 1752, and we will celebrate this anniversary with great solemnity in the coming year. Taking into account this glorious history and in order to accelerate the restoration of Shusha, I declare the new year a “Year of Shusha,” President Ilham Aliyev said on December 31, according to President.Az.

Photo credit: Ali Kazmi

Project in collaboration with:
H.E. Ambassador Mrs. Vera Shatilova-Micarova
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Fazlı Çorman
Mrs. Gülhan Çorman
Ms. Najafpour, Mr. Özkütük & Mr. Najafpour
Miss. Ayan Mammadli & Mr. Per-Trygve Hoff

The Great Return

Gala Event dedicated to the 1st anniversary of the glorious historical liberation of Karabakh


The Great Return to Karabakh

Gala Event dedicated to the 1st anniversary of the glorious historical liberation of Karabakh “In 2020 the Azerbaijanis did the unimaginable and infused new life into Karabakh, liberating it from illegal occupation that lasted close to 30 years. Soon our children will return there too, and will see the valleys bloom, and the sunlight spill over the rugged edges of the Karabakh mountains. And the legendary Hari Bulbul flowers will stretch towards the sun.”

Photo credit: Oslo Digital

Project in collaboration with:
Ms. Shervin Najafpour
Mr. Ilkin Aliyev & H.E. Mr. Serdjim Muhamed
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Zaur Ahamadov
Mr. Atabey Najafpour
Mrs. Nurcan Kaşıkçı

Discovering the land of our origin

Following Thor Heyerdahl’s footsteps to Azerbaijan. An exhibition dedicated to the beautiful friendship between Thor Heyerdahl and Heydar Aliyev, which started in August 1981.


Discovering the land of our origin

A cultural bridge building exhibition by CAN Following the footsteps of Thor Heyerdahl to Azerbaijan, we discovered the similarities between the two nations. The project is inspired by the beautiful friendship between Thor Heyerdahl and Heydar Aliyev, which started in August 1981. Their friendships inspired us to discover the similarities between the two nations.

Photo credit: Oslo Digital & Edmond Yang

Project in collaboration with:
Mr. Edmond Yang & Ms. Shervin Najafpour
Creative Art Director Mr. Edmond Yang
Member of Parliament Ms. Kamzy Gunaratnam
Former Ambassador Mr. Jon Ramberg
Turkish Diplomat Mr. Aytaç Özkütük

Year of Shusha

Azerbaijani Cultural Day at Roseslottet celebrating the Year of Shusha

Justice for Khojaly

30th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
In loving memory of the Khojaly Genocide victims, CAN is arranging an exhibition in honor of the victims.

Exhibition in Larvik

Discovering the land of our origin
A cultural bridge building traveling exhibition which also got displayed in Larvik.


Fall in love in Azerbaijan

Baku – The city of Instagrammers and Influencers offers many unique sights and landmarks!
Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, is an Instagrammer’s dream.

Baku – instagrammernes by byr på mange unike severdigheter og landemerker!
Aserbajdsjans hovedstad Baku er en instragrammers drøm.


Discovering the land of our origin

The first official cultural bridge building project of CAN Following the footsteps of Thor Heyerdahl to Azerbaijan, we discovered the similarities between the two nations. The project is inspired by the beautiful friendship between Thor Heyerdahl and Heydar Aliyev, which started in August 1981. Their friendships inspired us to discover the similarities between the two nations.

In 2019 we started off the “Discovering The Land of Our Origin” project which we are beyond proud of. Together with the Norwegian blogger Jeanette Elise Hildebrandt and Creative Art Director Edmond Yang we traveled to Azerbaijan to confirm our theory that ignorance creates xenophobia.

Photo credit: Edmond Yang

Project in collaboration with:

Karabakh is Aze

Azerbaijanis in Norway held a peaceful rally in front of the Norwegian Parliament, condemning Armenian terror against Azerbaijan on November 1st 2020, organized by CAN.

Billboard Campaign

More than 200 billboards displayed in the city center of Oslo aimed at informing the Norwegian public about the Karabakh realities. Some of the photos used on the billboards had been taken by world-famous photographer Reza Deghati.

Ad Campaign

Newspaper ad campaign to raise awareness about landmine challenges in Karabakh, and call for humanitarian landmine clearance in Karabakh.

Projects in collaboration with:

CAN

“I consider multicultural people like myself the cultural bridge builders, as we carry the history, values, and traditions of both cultures, contributing to a better cultural understanding” from Shervin Najafpour’s interview with Nargis Magazine