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Welcome to Fafo

Fafo is an independent and multidisciplinary research foundation focusing on social welfare and trade policy, labor and living conditions, public health, migration and integration, and transnational security and development issues. Fafo works within both a domestic Norwegian and larger international context.

Agenda shaper at the International Anti-Corruption Conference

3 April 2014
Fafo-researcher Åse B. Grødeland contributes as an agenda shaper for The International Anti-Corruption Conference in Tunisia 21- 24 October 2014. The conference is the world’s premier global forum to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption. The IACC takes place every two years in a different region of the world, and attracts up to 2000 participants from over 135 countries worldwide. Pil Read more on IACC

Mark Taylor appointed to Advisory Board

27 March 2014
Research coordinator Mark Taylor at Fafo has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of The Institute for Human Rights and Business in London. The institute is a global centre of excellence and expertise on the relationship between business and human rights. The Institute works to raise corporate standards and strengthen public policy to ensure that the activities of companies do not contribute to human rights abuses, and in fact lead to positive outcomes. Pil Read more about the appointment

Inger Marie HagenNew article: Board-Level Employee Representatives in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

March 2014
Fafo-researcher Inger Marie Hagen has written this article in Comparative Political Economy of Work. Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment. The book is edited by Marco Hauptmeier and Matt Vidal and published by Palgrave Macmillan. Pil Read more about the book

Commentary on Syrian refugees in Lebanon

March 2014
One million Syrians have officially sought refuge in Lebanon, a country of 4.2 million people. Lebanon's hospitality is steadily being stretched to the limit. Syrian refugees have self-settled all over Lebanon, but mainly in the north and the Bekaa valley. The Lebanese authorities have so far refused to let the United Nations set up separate camps to house the refugees. They fear that the refugee camps could turn into permanent settlements and increase the likelihood that the Syrians may decide to stay. Pil Read Fafo-researcher Mona Christophersen's commentary in Global Observatory: Absence of Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon heats up labor competition and local tensions

Kristian Takvam Kindt Tewodros Aragie KebedeJacob HøigiltNew Fafo-report: Language Change in Egypt: Social and Cultural Indicators Survey

11 March 2014
The main goal of the survey is to explore the nature of language attitudes and practices. Egypt is not only in the midst of political upheaval, but also a linguistic one. The Arabic standard language (fusha), is now being challenged by the rise of colloquial Arabic (‘ammiyya) in both writing and teaching. This survey is the first attempt of mapping the extent and nature of this development? The authors are Tewodros Aragie Kebede, Kristian Takvam Kindt and Jacob Høigilt. Pil Download the Fafo-report Language Change in Egypt Pil Read more about the Fafo-report Language Change in Egypt

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Other web-sites

Eurofound European Industrial Relations Observatory. Fafo's contribution to Eiro

European Restructuring Monitor. Fafo reports from Norway

Fafo's Forum on the EU enlargement (Fafo Østforum website in Norwegian)

Labourstart Online news service for trade unions, Norwegian Labourstart run by Fafo


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