Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure NO-2020-22/1227 – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 29 May 2020|
|Context||COVID-19, Green Transition|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Measure added||02 October 2020 (updated 15 October 2020)|
On the 27 May 2020, the government proposed to allocate NOK 3.6 billion (€336 million) to various measures to create a green future. The aim was to stimulate green growth when the Norwegian economy speeds up again. The government wanted to use the opportunity that a restart of society provides to stimulate growth which reduces emissions, and which ensures green jobs. The package included funding of research and development in circular economy and renewable energy.
The government package to stimulate green growth contained several proposals, including:
No information to date.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
Company / Companies
Public support service providers
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have been consulted regularly during design and implementation of the measures. They will be active partners in implementing and managing one of the measure that involve competence projects.
The social partners are supportive of the measures.
Eurofound (2020), A package to stimulate green growth, measure NO-2020-22/1227 (measures in Norway), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NO-2020-22_1227.html
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