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Participation rates for on the job training are high among Norwegian employees, compared to employees elsewhere in Europe. In this report we seek to investigate how learning conditions are affected by more flexible employment strategies. Are we facing a greater competence gap in the labour market? We analyze the questions by looking at learning conditions for employees on temporal and part-time contracts, and with different educational levels. The report is written by Hedda Haakestad and Erika Braanen Sterri. 

Monday april 13th Fafo hosts an international conferens on the project "The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study" launced in 2015. Similar projects have been conducted in F Florida and California, and are now being applied in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Spain, allowing researchers to combine a longitudinal design with cross-country comparisons.

Today Unesco launched the Global Monitoring Report on the education situation in the world. Fafo's Anne Kielland has written one of this year's background papers for the report, addressing the topic of education in slums.
The publicatons from the Formula project are now available online. Formula - Free movement and labour law - was funded by The Research Council of Norway in the first phase of the research initiative 'Europe in Transition (EUROPA)', a ten year program (2007-2017) focusing on transition processes in Europe and how these progesses affect Norway. Professor Stein Evju, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, was project manager in collaboration with Jonas Malmberg (University of Uppsala) and Jon Erik Dølvik, Fafo (pictured). Read more and dowload the books (in English). * Read more about Fafo's research on labour mobility

“Ringer i Vannet” ("Ripples in the water") is an initiative from the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). The aim is to make businesses and employers more aware and able to recruit persons with reduced work capacity. Although the initiative has not been evaluated, it is marketed as a success. The report documents the methods used, the perceived experiences and the success criteria according to the participants. It also identifies factors that contribute to a better jobmatch between employer and job seeker.* Read more and download the report  (in Norwegian only).

Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia Islamist organization, is in 2015 in a peculiar situation as both a state- and non-state actor. It is balancing non-state activities such as providing armed forces, social services, and private telecommunications to its Shia community with its role as a dominant part of the Lebanese government. Its armed forces are also heavily involved in the Syrian war, while Lebanon’s formal policy is dissociation with the same conflict. In a new article published at The Global Observatory, Fafo researcher Mona Christophersen poses the question: How are such incongruous responsibilities affecting Hezbollah as a political movement? * Read the article
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