The Pearl-Initiative

Perlen-initiativet is a non-profit local association encouraging, linking, coordinating and supporting an array of public and private initiatives that are directly related to our theme of ‘sustaining the good life in a changing world.’ Such Perlen-supported initiatives are self-led by their own stakeholders, and rely on their own funding efforts.

About us

Join us

Communicate your interest and get informed.


Explore the latest in sustainable local community development, methods and techniques.

Develop ideas

Get, use and develop ideas from pilot projects in other municipalities.

Visit us

Visit us in Kragerø for cooperation – or move here and be part of the action.

Quotes about The Pearl-initiative

We place great emphasis on listening to all input

“Kragerø is constructively facing the challenges of an emerging future – treating them as opportunities to sustain and enhance the good life we have here.

Perlen-initiativet is here to encourage the community engagement, inspired visioning, and focused action that are needed to turn these opportunities into positive realities.”


Brad Matthews

CEO of the Pearl-initiative

“The term ‘environmental problems’ can be misleading. Such challenges are ours to solve as citizens, politicians and businesses in our communities and in society at large. I believe in change through creativity and positive examples.

We will see dramatic environmental improvements in a short time, if we rethink and simultaneously cultivate the best in local nature and culture.”

Per-Erik Schulze

Marine biologist, environmental activist, leader of the MDG party, member of the Kommune Council

Curious about anything?

If you have any questions or input we look forward to hearing from you.

Share This