About CAN

Let’s build cultural bridges together!

I CONSIDER MULTICULTURAL PEOPLE LIKE
MYSELF THE CULTURAL BRIDGE BUILDERS,
AS WE CARRY THE HISTORY, VALUES,
AND TRADITIONS OF BOTH CULTURES,
CONTRIBUTING TO BETTER CULTURAL
UNDERSTANDING. SHERVIN NAJAFPOUR

Chairwoman of CAN

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! We are building cultural bridges between Norway, Türkiye and Azerbaijan.

Shervin Najafpour is a Norwegian born South Azerbaijani Turkish fashion designer, cultural bridge builder and marketer. She is a former Representative of City of Oslo, Council for immigrant organizations (2016 – 2020) and a former local politician at The Conservative Party Høyre (2017 – 2021).

Since 2013, her unique projects and outstanding contributions to building cultural bridges has made headlines in several countries. She is one of the most active and famous Diaspora members of Azerbaijan, and in 2021 she was awarded with the medal “For her role in the development of bilateral and multilateral relations of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the international arena.”

Photo credit: Edmond Yang
© Shervin Najafpour
Photo credit: Edmond Yang

Chairman of GPM

Ilkin Aliyev (B: 21.07.1993) born in Nakhchivan, is the chairman of GPM – The Center of Young Political Scientists which was established in 1997.

In 2013, Ilkin Aliyev (İlkin Əliyev) was elected as the chairman of GPM, and has contributed to several national and international events and projects.

GPM’s mission is to conduct scientific research and to carry out scientific and cultural activities both nationally and internationally.

© İlkin Əliyev

CAN board members

We love what we do, and we do it with big passion!

We are CAN!

Our organization board is based on of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. Not all of us are public figures. Therefor some of our board members are published here.

Atabey Najafpour – Contact Person
Photo: Private

Atabey Najafpour one of the oldest Azerbaijani Norwegian Diaspora members since 1989.

In 1995 – 2003 he was one of the founders of “Azərbaycan Komitəsi Norveç” diaspora organization in Norway. In 2003 – 2017  he was one of the main founders of “Xazar Yanar” diaspora organization & The Voice of Azerbaijan Radio station in Oslo.

In 2004 – 2007 he was elected as regional representative for Norway and board member in The World Azerbaijani Congress.  From 2007 – 2009 he was reelected as board member for The World Azerbaijani Congress.

Membership

Join us today by becoming a member. We appreciate any contribution as we currently are a non-profit organization building cultural bridges between Norway, Turkey and Azerbaijan. If you would like to become an active member, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Membership fee

Adults 100 NOK
Students (30 years) 50 NOK
Child/Youth (16 years) 50 NOK

Payment

Once you’ve decided to become a member, you can easily pay your membership fee through VIPPS or through IBAN-nummer NO6718228366583
SWIFT/BIC for SpareBank 1 Østlandet SHEDNO22

Contribution

We appreciate any contribution so we can continue to build cultural bridges between Norway and Azerbaijan.