As part of the Prometheus project, which is co-financed by the Norway Grants under the programme Education – Enhancing human capital and represents Norway’s contribution to a green, competitive and inclusive Europe, the project partners paid a visit to Norway last week to learn about good practices in balancing professional and personal life, get to know the different approaches to training employees and managers, and get an insight in the organizational cultures promoting gender equality.
The Norwegian partner in the Prometheus project, Norges Automobil-Forbund (NAF), prepared a rich programme that allowed project partners to gain valuable in-depth insight into the areas of work of five Norwegian organizations: NAF, Great Place to Work, Abelia, Innovation Norway and Geta.
The visit also focused on the legislative framework and legal guidelines that the Norwegian organizations follow in managing all aspects of employee relations, with an emphasis on the topics addressed by the Prometheus project. In addition, the participants were acquainted with the findings of a comparative analysis of the situation in Slovenia and Norway and discussed in detail the concept of remote work. The Norwegian organizations outlined the key areas of the so-called Scandinavian or Nordic model, giving concrete examples of individual organizations. The discussion also revolved around the Norwegian collective consciousness and culture, both largely based on trust, which manifests in every fabric of society.
This study visit and the good practices that were presented reaffirmed the strong bilateral ties between the Norwegian partner and the rest of the consortium, and was an excellent opportunity for partners to further strengthen their relations and cooperation.