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.
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.
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).
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.