How do municipalities provide education to refugees during the pandemic?

Refugee advisors and teachers who work with the introduction program for refugees find that they have a demanding task of keeping teaching volume and, not least, quality, up these days. Municipalities shall ensure that participants in the introductory program receive educational services, and that participants in training in Norwegian and social sciences receive training even if their place of instruction is currently closed, unless it is not possible to offer the training via digital aids or in other ways. Fafo will investigate how municipalities, among other things, use digital tools to achieve this, and how they solve their responsibilities for various participants during the pandemic.

Effects of training for newly arrived immigrant pupils

Today, there is a great variety in what educational programs meet pupils with short residence time in Norway. The research done so far is not clear on which offers work best.

The cleaning industry – a survey
Fafo and Economics Norway will carry out a survey of how the cleaning industry in the professional market works.
Migrants from Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia and Lithuania in Norway
What kind of information do labour immigrants need when they go to Norway to work or do business?
Part-time work in hospitals
In this project we will investigate weaknesses and strengths of three measures that aim to recruit more nurses (and health care workers) to full-time positions in hospitals.
Measures for permanent employment - summary and review of research
The project consists of a summary and review of research from Europa and Canada, where we study public measures improving the long-term connection to the labor market for immigrants.
The freight transport market
Fafo will, in collaboration with Economics Norway, map the scope and characteristics of the freight market (payload below 3.5 tonnes). The survey covers the competitive situation between the truck market and the regulated freight transport market.
Working conditions for employees with LBGT identity in the Church of Norway
The aim of this study is to discuss whether employees with LGBT background in the Church of Norway are exposed to special challenges in the performance of their professions.
Shop steward training
The project will investigate how shop stewards develop competence through their position. It is about both the competence gained through participation in various courses under the auspices of the trade union movement, and about the informal learning that happens through being elected.
Diversity in the Norwegian film industry
On behalf of the Norwegian Film Institute, Fafo will investigate under-representation in the Norwegian film industry. In this project we will give special attention to people with minority background (indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities) who works as directors or with script.
Competence measures and long-term sick leave
On behalf of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV,) Fafo will carry out a preliminary project to investigate if competence measures targeting persons with long-term sick leave can enhance job mobility. The purpose of the project is to develop a status of knowledge and a mapping tool, as well as to collect information about the potential target group. Five test counties will participate.
Franchise and corporate groups
In this project we will compare the operating modes of franchise and corporate groups, in order to elaborate legal and practical consequences for the employees. The point of departure is that companies other than the employer can indirectly control the work-organisation.
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