The Nordic Welfare Watch

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Nordic Welfare Watch, Final Conference on November 10th, 2016

The Nordic Welfare Watch is a part of the Icelandic Presidency Programme 2014. It is a 3 year project which aims at promoting and strengthening the sustainability of Nordic welfare systems through cooperation, research and mutual exchange of the experience and knowledge acquired.. - More...


Nordic Welfare Watch - In Response to Crises

 The aim of this study is to investigate how well Nordic welfare systems are prepared for various crises. The welfare state plays an extensive role in crisis and disasters, yet emergency response plans and the organization of civil defence do include the health systems in their planning while the role of social services is rather unclear.  

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Welfare consequences of financial crises

 The project will consist of inter-Nordic research work into welfare consequences of the financial crises of the 1990s and the present crisis. The aim is to assess and compare multi-dimensional consequences of these crises for the living conditions of the populations, policy environments and effectiveness of policy reactions. 
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Nordic Welfare indicators

Nordic welfare indicators are based on the idea of “the social indicators” that were defined following the economic crisis in 2008. The Icelandic “welfare watch” that was established in the year 2008 proposed to the Icelandic government to develop indicators that could reflect changes in the social situation of the population in Iceland. 
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