NIVA was founded in 1982 in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with the Finnish Institute for Occupational Health (FIOH). Already at the time there was a strong belief in the importance of discussing common Nordic occupational health and safety matters and in the power of gathering Nordic experts within the field.
NIVA’s core values lie in promoting a good working life through research-based knowledge dissemination and knowledge formation. We strive to build the gap between theory and practice and make sure that our activities are of a high quality, both in terms of academic content, pedagogy and practical arrangements.
Nordic cooperation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. These countries together form the Nordic region – Norden – which comprises approximately 26 million people.