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During the last decades, it have been raised questions about the role of private actors in the public welfare services. This project, that is done in cooperation between Fafo and Economics Norway, will map potential differences between services from public and private providers. Another point in the discussion has been the authorities' ability to control private actors.

Maritime industries face great changes in the wake of increased digitalization. The question making out the vantage point of this project, is how this development will affect future skills needs, and how the industries should and could deal with the digital turn in a pro active way. Kaja Reegård (pictured) will be project-leader.

Fafo will be part of a new project that includes a survey among skilled workers in construction techniques, health-service and childhood and youth development. One of the questions is whether the employees consider their competence to be relevant for their work. Kaja Regård (pictured), Mathilde Bjørnset and Torgeir Nyen are in the project-team.

Centre for Senior Policy have launched a campaign called #the15best. The focus in on older workers and late career decisions, and how “the 15 next years can be the 15 best of their careers”. Anne Inga Hilsen at Fafo will interview older workers that have changed job one or several times after they turned 50.

The project will provide a history of 100 years of LO's legal department, 1922-2022. The book will show the development of the office's work; the lawyer's cooperation with the authorities and participation in international cooperation; work with the working environment legislation; and the development of labour law practice.

Wage formation in the Scandinavian countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden has several similarities, but does also in some aspects differ. In this project Fafo will look into the different national models. It will be conducted by Kristin Alsos and Kristine Nergaard on behalf of five national unions in Sweden.

Fafo is assigned the task by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, of being the Norwegian national correspondent to Eurofoundation on topics related to industrial relations and restructuring. The task will be conducted in cooporation with STAMI (The National Institute of Occupational Health) who will have the responsibility for reporting on working environment issues.

About the industry and an analysis of its economic importance. Analysis of the fur industry and its importance as a value creator, exporter and employer.

10. April 2018

The project will evaluate new and reinforced youth effort, which was introduced in NAV in 2017. The aim is to explore how the NAV offices implement the new effort and to what extent reinforced youth effort results in higher employment and activity rates among persons under 30 of age. Anne Hege Strand (pictured) will do the work together with Roy A. Nilsen, Jon Helgheim Holte and Arne Backer Grønningsæter.

Kaja Reegård has been granted a Young Research Talent project from the Research Council of Norway. The project, The comeback kids addresses young people who return to upper secondary education after temporary withdrawal. Lars Kirkebøen and Marte Rønning at Statistics Norway will conduct analysis of administrative registry data, while Kaja, Jon Rogstad and Marianne Takvam Kindt will interview dropouts who have returned.

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