Cross-national Polish–Norwegian project on work–life balance

A kick-off meeting hosted by the Polish partner in the project, the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine (NIOM), in Łódź in October 2013, marked the start of the project EFFECT, in which researchers from NIOM, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and Policy and Social Research (POLICY) will cooperate in studying work–life balance among Polish employees in Norway and Poland.

The background of the project is the large immigration of Poles to Norway. The project will study how this new group of immigrants to Norway adapts to and use the different elements of benefits and entitlements for working parents in Norway and how they achieve work–family balance in a Norwegian and transnational context, as well as studying work–life balance in Poland.

Norwegian researchers involved in cross-national Norwegian-Polish research collaborations also met at HiOA in Oslo in February 2014 to exhange experiences.

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Policy and Social Research receives grant from the Polish–Norwegian Research Programme for study of work–life balance

EEA Grants/Norway GrantsPolicy and Social Research and two partners, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and the Department of Occupational Psychology, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Poland, have received a grant from the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme under the EEA Grants/Norway Grants funding scheme for a study of work–life balance among Polish and Polish-Norwegian couples. The study will be carried out 2013–2016.

The EEA Grants/Norway Grants are the contributions of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe.

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