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Factsheet for measure NO-2021-15/1940 – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 06 April 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Measure added||07 July 2021 (updated 16 July 2021)|
To counteract redundancies and lay offs due to COVID-19, and at the same time contribute to skills development, the government in March 2021 granted NOK 300 million (€29 million) for in-company training. County municipalities will manage the funds through the existing program for in-house training, Bedriftsintern opplæring (BIO). All companies may apply for grants.
The government's grant of NOK 300 million (€29 million) is transferred to the county municipalities which administer an existing program for in-house training. The labor market measure in-house training (BIO) is one of several measures the government use to help the business community through the corona crisis. It is the county municipalities that manage the funds because they know the situation in the region well and can direct the funds where it is most needed. The funds are distributed between the counties with an equal amount per inhabitant. It is the hope of the government that companies, with this money, can use spare capacity to raise competence and restructure, rather than lay off or lay off employees.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
Local / regional government
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 during the design and implementation of the measure.
The social partners are supportive of the measure.
Eurofound (2021), Support for in-house training, measure NO-2021-15/1940 (measures in Norway), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NO-2021-15_1940.html
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