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The purpose of the project is to generate new knowledge on the current status and challenges in the tripartice cooperation within vocational education and training (VET) in Norway. The project will be conducted by Anna Hagen Tønder and Torgeir Nyen.

What promotes and what prevents diversity in the process of recruitment and carrier advancement within Rema 1000? Within the retail sector there are few formal requirements and it is possible to have a career development without higher education. Rema 1000 has diversity and inclusion as a goal. In this project Fafo researchers Beret Bråten and Ragnhild Steen Jensen will explore how that works in practice.

In this Nordic pilot project we will explore how changes associated with the “sharing economy”, or better coined “the intermediation economy”, can be expected to influence workers' rights and labor markets in the Nordic countries. Kristin Jesnes er forsker på prosjektet, mens Jon Erik Dølvik er prosjektleder. The prosject is commissioned by The Nordic Council of Ministers.

This project explores methodologies for producing a global estimate of the number of children used as combatants and in different support roles by armed forces and armed groups. The aim is to establish a baseline against which progress in the achievement of target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals can be measured. This target is to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers. Project leader is Anne Hatløy.

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).

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