Project news

The aim of the project is to describe the situation for older workers in day care centers/kindergartens in Norway. We will map the number of 50+ who works in the sector, and describe how they experience their daily work. The project is financed by Centre for Senior Policy, and will be conducted by Tove Midtsundstad (pictured), Hanne Bogen and Åsmund Hermansen. The results will be published in October 2016.

There is little knowledge about sexual harassment in the workplace. How widespread is it, and how do employers deal with the issue? This project, led by Mona Bråten, is conducted on behalf of LO, Fagforbundet and Fellesforbundet. Employees working in health and social care and hotels and restaurants will be asked about their experiences in this area

The Norwegian Trade Union Council has commisioned a summary of existing knowledge about solitary work: how widespread it, and what kind of HSE challenges that are associated with it. Fafo researcher Mona Bråten will be in charge of the project.

This is the second part of a project about the child care and youth workers. The project is commissioned by the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees. The purpose is to explore how the vocational skills of the child care and youth worker are applied in the workplace and how this affects work organization, competence and quality in kindergartens, schools and after school programs. Project members are Mona Bråten and Anna Hagen Tønder (photo).

Kaja Reegård and Jon Rogstad are involved in a research consortium consisting of Statistics Norway (project management), The Danish School of Education and Utdanningsetaten i Oslo. The project is part of the Government’s initiative to reduce drop-out in upper secondary education, and includes mathematics further education for teachers and teaching in 8th grade and Vg1. The project is financed by the Ministry of Education and Research (2016-2019).

The Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade project (SMART) is a cross-disciplinary, multi-national research project aiming to significantly advance the understanding of how non-development policies and regulations directed at private and public market actors contribute to, or undermine, development policies. Mark Taylor is involved in a study of the life-cycle of mobile phone and implications for regulatory theory. The project is led by the University of Oslo.

02. March 2016

Kaja Reegård and Jon Rogstad have been granted funding from the Research Council of Norway (VAM). The topic of the network is drop out from upper secondary education in Norway. The network is comprised of researchers from IRIS, Agder Research, Telemark University College, University of Oslo, University of Tromsø, NTNU and NIFU.

18. February 2016

The primary objective is to provide an understanding of how intra-European labour migration affects skill formation and utilisation in Norway, in other countries with collective apprentice-based systems of vocational education and training (VET) and in the sending countries. The project will be headed by Jon Erik Dølvik (pictured). Partners are Christine Trampusch (University of Köln) and Christian Helms-Jørgensen (University of Roskilde).

16. February 2016

Fafo will carry out a new, wide survey on freedom of speech and whistle-blowing in Norwegian working life. It is now almost six years since the last major survey about these topics were conducted. The question is whether the climate for whistle-blowing and freedom of speech at the workplaces have changed during the last years. T

The aim of the project is to investigate how the municipalities work to combat labour market crime, and how their efforts can be strengthened. The core research questions will be what efforts the municipalities put in place, how they do it and which factors can explain variations in strategies, practices, experiences and results? Line Eldring (pictured) is heading the project.

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