The Planning Group (Planleggingsgruppen ) was established in June, 2009, and replaces the earlier National Work Group (den nasjonale arbeidsgruppen). The group is headed by the FS managing director and assists with the following:
- Assistance in planning of subject matter and cases to be discussed by FS User Forum (Brukerforum) and FS Social Network (Kontaktforum)
- Evaluation of work that is outside the expertise of the Expert Groups and, when necessary, the establishment of new Expert groups
- Support and assistance for the managing director
Communication with the Planning Group is mostly done through e-mail, whereby a dialog is established concerning incoming cases as well as planning FS User Forum and FS Social Network meetings. The Planning Group has a meeting schedule of at least four to five times yearly.