Wednesday the 19th of April 2017, 09:00-17:30.
Network dinner 18:30-21.00.
Oslo and Akershus University College, Pilestredet 46 (expert seminar)
Thon Hotell Opera, Dronning Eufemias gate 4 (network dinner)
Welcome to this seminar aimed to discuss examples of best practice and suggest areas and projects that should be prioritized in the The Nordic Council of Ministers’ next sector programme for labour. The main headlines for the seminar is Intersectoral Cooperation and The Employer as a Change Agent.
The seminar is funded by The Nordic Council of Ministers, and organized by Nordic Welfare Centre and Oslo and Akershus University College’s Centre for Work Inclusion. A following network dinner will be arranged at Thon Hotel Opera.
The seminar is open for invited experts only. We expect participants from all the Nordic countries, representing The Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Labour, the national ministries of Labour and Welfare Affairs, Council of Nordic cooperation on disability, disability NGOs, research institutes and the welfare, education and business sectors in the Nordic region. Experts and administrative staff from Nordic Welfare Centre and Oslo and Akershus University College will also participate.
- Learn about succesful Nordic projects
- Network with experts
- Participate in the development of recommendations to the official Nordic cooperation on labour
Moderator: Ted Bergdahl
Ted is a skilled moderator, with experience from PR, Swedish politics and media. Read more about Ted here: www.tedbergdahl.se
- Welcome (Centre for Work Inclusion)
- Why this expert seminar? (Nordic Welfare Centre)
- Short introduction to official Nordic cooperation on employment and disability (Nordic Council of Ministers)
Session 1: Intersectoral cooperation
09:30 Best practice in the Nordic region I
- Anne Hodnefjeld, director, Centre for Work Inclusion (Norway): Cooperation between researchers and labor market authorities
- Vigdís Jónsdóttir, manager, VIRK (Iceland): Intersectoral cooperation based on collaboration between unions and employers
- Päivi Mattila-Wiro, programme director, The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Finland): Government key project on career opportunities for persons with partial work ability
- Q&A in English and Scandinavian
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Round table discussions in English and Scandinavian
12:15 Presentation of round table results
Session 2: The employer as a change agent
13:45 Best practice in the Nordic region II
- Siri Koch-Larsen, project manager, City of Oslo (Norway): A municipal trainee programme for people with disabilities
- Morten Wulf, project manager, ”Klar til start” (Denmark): Improving the working skills of youth with autism by practice in Fakta grocery stores
- Ingrid Ihme, director, Telenor Open Mind (Norway): Norway’s largest work training programme integrating people with work disabilities in regular working life
- Short break (5 min)
- Example from Sweden
- Example from Latvia
- Q&A in English and Scandinavian
- 15:45 Coffee break
16:00 Round table discussions in English and Scandinavian
17:00 Presentation of round table resultsSeminar feedback and evaluationWhat’s next?
17:30 End of program
18:30 Network dinner
Kompetansesenter for arbeidsinkludering (Centre for Work Inclusion)
Nordic welfare centre (Nordens välfärdscenter)