At the beginning of 2021, a number of standardized elements were introduced in the Norwegian introductory program for refugees. Some elements are mandatory both for the municipalities and for the participants - others are voluntary to use.
The intention is for the standardized elements to make it easier for the municipalities to plan, design and implement good programs. Fafo will follow the development in this work over a period of 4 years. We will investigate whether and how the standardized elements are applied in the municipalities, whether they work as intended and not least, how the program is perceived from the users' point of view.