Who and why?
Any person/institute can submit course proposals that they see having
- Nordic relevance
The course leader is expected to present a Nordic network of prominent experts in the field of the course.
- Relevance to working environment or conditions
Primarily areas such as extended working careers, physical workload, musculoskeletal disorders and their health effects, consequences for quality, productivity and economy, organizational and psychosocial risks, new technology including digitization, prevention of accidents and safety culture, chemical risks, new forms of organization and forms of employment.
- Relevance to sustainable economy and labour markets
In line with Nordic Council of Ministers’ Vision 2030, it is desirable the course contributes to one or more of these criteria of a sustainable economy and labour markets: (1) decent jobs in the green transition, (2) orderly conditions in the labour market, and (3) a good and safe working environment.
Benefits from submitting a course proposal:
- You get the training/activity that you want and have been missing
- Professional organizer for your activity – all practicalities will be taken care of by NIVA
- A possibility to build your international networks
The NIVA board, which consists of one representative from each Nordic country, selects the courses.
NIVA has done online courses since 2020 with very good experiences.
The online format is an excellent opportunity to reach far beyond the Nordics. Approx. half of all participants join from Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, while the remaining participants are from the Nordics.
The online courses provide an excellent opportunity to spread your research worldwide, connect with OSH experts and practitioners across the world and discuss issues on a global scale.
On-site courses have great opportunities for face-to-face networking with shared meals and a social program.
On-site courses have a higher threshold for participation due to higher course price, travel costs and having to set aside more time.
On-site courses therefore usually have smaller groups of participants, mostly from the Nordics.
A webinar is a short online event of approximately 1-5 hours.
It usually consists of lecturing and some interaction with participants, but much less than that of online or on-site courses and very limited opportunities for networking.
The number of participants may be up to 100 or more.
Instructions for planning a NIVA course
Before submitting a course proposal, please read through our instructions on what to expect when planning and carrying out a NIVA course in regards of the roles of the different actors, time shedule, budget, marketing etc.
The deadline for proposals of courses due to be organized in 2024 is 31st of January 2023.