The project “Norway 2030” was launched in summer 1998. The idea was to try out new approaches to identifying long-term challenges for the Norwegian public sector. After visiting a number of institutions abroad that have experience with scenario development as a working method, we decided to try out the scenario method on public administration policy. We invited all ministries, several directorates and two state-owned companies with experience of scenario development to participate. The project has also invited the comments of a large group of people from industry, media, research institutions and NGOs. Fifteen out of sixteen ministries have been involved in the project.