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The multi-year Fafo-led project "Nordic Future of Work" has examined the challenges and opportunities for the Nordic working life models. This final report first summarizes the six thematic reports, and then discusses the consequences the developments will have for the Nordic models. Fafo researchers Kristin Alsos and Jon Erik Dølvik also point to some adjustments needed to uphold the models in the future.

This TemaNord report concludes Pillar III on non-standard work under the Fafo-led research program "The Future of Work". With contributions from 18 researchers from all five Nordic countries, the report looks at both traditional forms of non-standard work, such as temporary contracts, part-time and solo self-employed, as well as emerging employment practices such as zero-hour contracts and freelancer companies – all within the context of the Nordic welfare and industrial relations models.

In a new article publicised in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Jon Horgen Friberg shows that youth of immigrant origin gradually adopt a stronger self-identity as Norwegians, regardless of geographical and religious backgrounds. However: While adolescents of European immigrant origin report being seen as more “Norwegian” than they identify themselves, children of immigrants from Africa and Asia are seen by others as far less “Norwegian” than how they perceive themselves.

On December 18, 2020 Olav Elgvin will defend his doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen – "Between a Rock and a Hard Place. The Islamic Council of Norway and the Challenge of Representing Islam in Europe".

In December 2016, the food industry and the Norwegian In December 2016, the food industry and the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services signed the Letter of intent for facilitating a healthier diet. The goal is to achieve a more comprehensive and overall collaboration between the health authorities and the food industry in order to make it easier for the consumer to make healthier choices. Fafo is commissioned by the Directorate of Health to evaluate the agreement. The evaluation includes an annual self-report from the parties who have signed the agreement. This memorandum is the mid-term report from the project and includes the third annual report from the project.

The Nordic 0-24 project has been a collaboration between all the Nordic countries and autonomous areas to improve follow-up of vulnerable children and young people. Fafo has carried out an evaluation of the project. A key point of the evaluation is the importance of putting children and young people at the centre and taking their perspective when creating and developing services, as well in the general follow-up.

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