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Vocational innovations?

15. February 2019

How workers that have fulfilled or are in vocational training contribute to innovation within companies has not been thoroughly detailed. In a new project Fafo will perform case studies to clarify this question. We also aim to shed light on the interplay between vocationally trained and workers with higher education, between the first group and apprentices, as well as the part that trade unions and employer’s organizations play.

New project: Living conditions for development in Western China

05. February 2019

To build on the previous work in Western China in 2004, Fafo and CASTED plan to conduct a living conditions survey in the four Western provinces Shaanxi, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan. The project aims to understand global challenges such as good governance, socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, social security, innovation and climate change mitigation in China’s Western region.

Do employees participate as is their right?

30. January 2019

How is workers' participation and co-determination rights practiced in the Norwegian working life? And how do social partners assess this practice? These are central questions in this project undertaken on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Choosing a school principal – and choosing wisely

28. January 2019

Traditionally the position as principal/school manager (Norwegian: «skoleleder») has been prestigious, well paid and had a high degree of job security. An increase in the number of tasks and reporting demands might have altered the scope of the position. A new research project will investigate the recruitment processes for school managers. Are the best leaders chosen? And if not, what can be done?

Evaluation of flexible working time agreemenet in the state sector

03. January 2019

The collective bargaining parties in the state sector agreed to alter their agreement on flexible working time. In this project we investigate the effects of the changes made to the agreement.

Part time work in Norwegian hospitals

13. December 2018

Leif E. Moland and Ketil Bråthen will conduct interviews about the use of part-time work in Norwegian hospital. This pilot-project is commissioned by The Employers’ Association Spekter, and will be finished during January next year.

Seminar on "Challenging housing"

10. December 2018

"Challenging Housing" is a innovative social-housing project encompassing six districts in Oslo. The aim of the project is to develop better housing methods and models in order to meet the housing needs of citizens struggling with severe addiction and mental health issues.

Social workers affected by violence and threats

29. November 2018

Fafo will conduct a survey among the members of the Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers to reveal the share that are affected by violence and threats. As part of the project, is also what can be done to prevent dangerous situations for these workers.

Food security in light of the Sustainable Deelopment Goals

01. November 2018

Fafo will during this year work out a report with recommandation to the Government concerning food safety and nutrition in the developing aid. The project is commissioned by Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment.

Possibilities and challenges for digital platforms

30. October 2018

Fafo and Economics Norway  will start a project on innovation and growth for the digital platforms in the Nordic countries. It is commissioned by Nordic Innovation and the federations of professionals in the Nordic countries.

Human trafficking for labour exploitation

17. October 2018

In this research project, Fafo will contribute to the increased knowledge about the prevalence of and efforts against human trafficking for labour exploitation. This knowledge will enable municipalities to develop and implement more effective instruments within municipal service areas, in order to prevent human trafficking and to provide assistance and protection to possible victims.

The bargaining system for teachers

15. October 2018

The project will provide a description of the historical background of the bargaining system where the teachers were having the state as a counterparty in wage negotiations, and explain why the employer’s representation was transferred from the state to the municipalities in 2004. The study will also look into the conditions for wage negotiations in the municipalities after 2004.

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