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Better knowledge, better childhoods?

11. September 2018

A national project aims to secure more including environments for children and youths by offering professionals within schools, kindergartens and municipalities a way to extend their knowledge and competence when it comes to fighting harassment, bullying and similar unwanted social elements. Fafo has been given the task to evaluate the project’s achievements so far.

How to inspect up in the air, at sea and on rails

06. September 2018

For most sectors Arbeidstilsynet is Norway's sole labour inspection authority, though a few exceptions exist where this responsibility is placed on sectoral agencies. Fafo is commissioned to investigate how the supervision work within three of these, namely aviation, shipping and railway, is being administrated, both practically and qualitatively.

How can we make everyone play along?

03. September 2018

Costs and expenses might hinder some children’s and youths’ participation in organized leisure activities. As a support for organizations and municipalities’ efforts to be more including towards these groups the organization NDFU has created the practical information and action planning tool ALLEMED. Fafo has been commissioned by NDFU to evaluate the tool’s usages and to suggest how one can further strengthen its effectiveness.

Both creative and safe?

29. August 2018

Through this project we will describe and quantify the various labor organizations within the field of arts and culture. Central questions will be: Which hiring/contract arrangements are common and is the balance between these various arrangements changing? Which factors are important for the members’ rights and safety in the labor market? Which services do the organizations offer their members and is it possible to extend the cooperation between organizations?

Is Norway’s legislation on temp work in need of clarification?

23. August 2018

The last few years the administration of temporary employment, either through temp agencies or hired directly, has been under discussion. Fafo has been commissioned by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to examine whether there is need to clarify today's legal framework on this area. The report will also discuss whether current mechanisms for upholding the law are sufficient.

Protecting the working conditions of employees in the child welfare system

22. August 2018

Fafo will be examining how employees of child welfare provideres within the private sector can be secured the same wage, work and pension conditions as their colleagues in public sector. The report will also outline possible consequences of various measures. Samfunnsøkonomisk analyse and advokatfirmaet Bull og co are project partners. The Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality has commisioned the project.

Post-qualifying and continuing education in public sector

06. July 2018

Åsmund Arup Seip will on behalf of Skills Norway map schemes and regulations that encourage post-qualifying and continuing education and training programs, by examining a selection of collective agreements.

Adult education courses

28. June 2018

In this project Niri Talberg will examine courses supported by The Norwegian Association for Adult Learning. What are the benefits for the participants?

Commercial providers of public sector services

15. June 2018

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.

How the digitalization will affect maritime industries

06. June 2018

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.

Survey among skilled workers

31. May 2018

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.

Campaign for older workers and late careers

28. May 2018

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.

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