AFAG is a professional association for persons with a masters degree or equivalent in architecture and design. The association have members that also include those who are self-employed or have an independent practice, as well as students. AFAG is your negotiating partner and works to assist you in making sure you have good working conditions and fair salaries. If any disputes should arise with your employer or client, we can assist you in finding the best solution to the problem. AFAG constantly works to achieve full employment among its membership groups.
AFAG is a member of the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations (Akademikerne) which currently has more than 200 000 members.
Bank and insurance
As a member in AFAG you are eligible for bank and insurance benefits through our collaboration with Storebrand and Danske Bank. For more information see www.storebrand.no/afag and www.danskebank.no/afag.
If you run your own business, AFAG can offer you a very favourable liability insurance. Contact Storebrand at phone 67 51 93 04 or visit www.storebrand.no/afag.
AFAG has lawyers that offer free legal assistance to self-employed persons in cases relating to agreement, compensation or copyright issues. As a member you can also receive a one-hour free consultation in tax, company set-up and accounts questions. We also offer the legal reference work Compendia Personal on our website.
Support for participation in workshops
As a member of AFAG, you can receive financial support to attend workshops organised by the National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL), the Norwegian association of Landscape Architects (NLA), and the Association of Interior Architects and Furniture Designers. You must apply to the secretariat for a refund. The application must be submitted when the workshop is completed. You can find the application form here.
Register for membership in AFAG here.