Career guidance for newly arrived refugees and immigrants

According to the new Integration Act, refugees and immigrants have the right and/or obligation to carry out career guidance when they arrive in Norway. In this project, we examine how the offer of career guidance is organised, what strengths and weaknesses exist in the current models and how the offer can be further developed so that it best meets the needs of newly arrived refugees and immigrants.

Regional tripartite cooperation on vocational education and training

The research project examines the role of tripartite cooperation on vocational education and training (VET) at the regional level in Norway, with special emphasis on "yrkesopplæringsnemnda", the peak cooperative organ in each county.

Increasing capacity of Trade Unions in the Czech Republic

The aim of the project is to contribute to improved social dialogue and tripartite cooperation in the Czech Republic. Fafo's role in the project will be to contribute with experience from how Norwegian trade unions adapt to new challenges and how they work to recruit new members.

Welfare benefits - security under the law for persons with combined income

In this project, we will investigate how NAV ensures predictability and equal treatment for service users in more marginal areas of the legal framework. We will do this by using decisions on sickness benefit, nursing benefits and parental benefits for people who combine income as workers, freelancers and self-employed. The purpose is to shed light on the challenges that arise for supervisors and case officers in NAV in the process from the user's first contact with NAV until a final decision is made.

What does full time cost

The project will study the financial consequences of the municipalities reducing the scope of small part-time positions and replacing these with fewer, but larger part-time and full-time positions.

Platform work and social protection of platform workers in Jordan

Mapping the characteristics of workers and working conditions in digital platform companies in Jordan

Developing equal and effective measures against violence and discrimination

The aim of this research project is to further develop the knowledge of society's efforts against violence, violations and discrimination. Researchers from Fafo, Nordland Research Institute and NOVA/OsloMet collaborate on the accomplichment. The project will be carried out in 2022-2025 on behalf of The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir).

Taking a new grip - methods for including people with intellectual disbilities in work

Innovation project. Stavanger municipality will create new possibilities for inclusion, self-determination and participation in work and activity for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The impact of EEA and Norway grants

The project will review and summarise existing knowledge on the effects of the Norwegian contribution to the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants aimed to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen bilateral relations with 15 EU countries, primarily in Eastern and Central Europe. Norway provides approx. 95% of the funding; Iceland and Liechtenstein the rest.

Voluntary associations as information providers during Covid-19

The project will assess extraordinary grants to voluntary organizations for information measures for the immigrant population, and discuss the role of civil society in connection with the covid-19 pandemic. Carried out in collaboration between Fafo and the National Institute of Public Health.

Follow-up research of the Tørn program

Follow-up research by Tørn, a development program in which 60 municipalities try out measures for better organization of work tasks, staff allocation and working time arrangements that can provide more full-time employment.

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