Who are the migrants from Romania living on the streets? And how is their life? At this seminar, on the 17th of June, Fafo-researchers will present the new report "When poverty meets affluence. Migrants from Romania on the streets of the Scandinavian capitals". The research is founded by the Rockwool-foundation.

One of the key aims about work assessment allowance (AAP) is to shift more people into work and reduce the numbers of benefit dependents. However, this is easier said than done, something which is documented in a new Fafo-report authored by Anne Hege Strand and Roy A. Nielsen.

The purpose of the reform is to make it easier to work while receiving disability benefits. Fafo are going to measure the change in the recipients labour market participation. Magne Bråthen (pictured) and Roy Nielsen will also evaluate the information given from the labour and welfare administration (NAV) to the recipients. The project is financed through NAV's program for research (FARVE).
A young Syrian girl had to stop school already in 6th grade when the violence of the Syrian civil war reached her hometown Homs. Forced to flee with her family she was able to re-start school in Jordan about a year later. Unable to follow school in the new context she dropped out again before finishing her middle school exam. Fafo-researcher Mona Christophersen asks what options she has as a Syrian refugee to develop a decent future.
Users of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) have a legal right to influence the services through user committees. Evaluations have shown that such committees in many cases are either not established at all, or not functioning well. Fafo-researchers Anne Inga Hilsen and Sol Skinnarland have studied the committees to identify what constitutes good practice, and suggest improvements. This is the the theme for this seminar (in Norwegian).

Over the course of the last decade, the freedom of speech among Norwegian employees has strengthened. At the same time, empirical findings indicate
that a large proportion of employees feel that freedom of speech at the workplace is restricted, both formally and informally. Sissel C. Trygstad has wrote an article about this (in Norwegian) in Sosiologisk Tidsskrift nr 1-2, 2015.

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