The Norwegian social model – an inspiration for Greece?
Magne Bråthen and Tone Fløtten
Forskere på Fafo: Tone Fløtten
Norway and Greece were unequally affected by the financial crisis. While Norway was one of the countries that came out of the crisis in a relatively sound condition, Greece was one of the countries hardest hit. In the aftermath of the crisis Greece has introduced several welfare reforms, but the country still aims at improving the effectiveness, efficiency and fairness of its welfare state further. The Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity and the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs asked Fafo to conduct a study where relevant features of the Norwegian social model are highlighted and where features of the Norwegian model that could be an inspiration for Greece are identified. The results of the study is presented in this report.