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Eurofound's COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the crisis, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

Factsheet for case NO-2020-14/1072 – measures in Norway

Information on crisis packages: Measures for companies

Informasjon om krisepakker: Tiltak for bedrifter

Country Norway , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 April 2020
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Other
Author Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound
Case created 08 September 2020

Background information

During the COVID-19 crisis, the government made available several crisis packages and amended regulations to make it possible or easier for companies to maintain necessary production and services. To help its company members to find relevant information about all the measures, The employers' organisation Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) made a webpage with information on relevant crisis measures.

Content of measure

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) has made a webpage with information to its company members, which includes information on relevant crisis measures and regulations concerning emergencies. The web page links to other sites with further information. The page gives an overview of measures registered by the employers’ association that the association believes will alleviate the crisis for companies. The page is continuously updated and is divided into several sections: credit access, taxes and fees, salary, lay-off and sick leave, working hours. This measure is designed and implemented by the employers' organisation to inform its member companies on the public measures to combat the corona crisis and relevant regulations. No other parties are involved.

Use of measure

No information to date.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Employers' organisations
Employers organisation

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative
Form Not applicable Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Only employers' organisations
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


This is a measure designed by the employers' organisation to inform its member companies on the public measures to combat the corona crisis and relevant regulations. No other parties are involved.

Views and reactions

No views known.


  • 01 April 2020: Crisis packages: Measures for companies


Eurofound (2020), Information on crisis packages: Measures for companies, case NO-2020-14/1072 (measures in Norway), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.