Propose a course

Who and why?

An expert or research institute can submit a course proposal that they see as having:

  • Nordic relevance
    The course leader is expected to present a Nordic network of prominent experts in the subject area of the course.
  • Relevance to work environment or working conditions
    Primarily areas such as: extended working careers; physical workload; musculoskeletal disorders and their health effects; consequences for quality, productivity, and the economy; new technology, including digitalization; accident prevention and safety culture; chemical risks; and, new forms of organization and employment.
  • Relevance to sustainable economies and labour markets
    In line with the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Vision 2030, it is desirable that the course contributes to one or more of these criteria in relation to sustainable economies and labour markets: (1) decent jobs in the green transition, (2) orderly conditions in the labour market, and (3) a good and safe work environment.

Benefits from submitting a course proposal:

  • A platform for sharing research findings and knowledge
  • A possibility to build international networks
  • Support via a professional education organizer– all practicalities will be taken care of by NIVA
  • Funding

The NIVA board, which consists of one representative from each Nordic country, selects the courses.


Course formats

Online courses
NIVA has provided online courses since 2020 with very good experiences.

The online format is an excellent opportunity to reach far beyond the Nordic Region. Roughly half of all participants join us from Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, while the other half join us from the Nordic countries.

Our online courses provide an excellent opportunity to share your research worldwide, connect with OHS experts and practitioners across the globe, and discuss issues on a global scale.

On-site courses
On-site courses offer great opportunities for face-to-face networking with shared meals and a social program.

These courses have a higher threshold for participation due to the higher course price, travel costs, and the need to set aside more time.

Consequently, on-site courses usually have smaller groups of participants, mostly from the Nordic Region.

Webinars
A webinar is a short online event lasting between one and five hours.

It usually consists of a lecture and some interaction with participants, but much less than in an online or on-site courses, with very limited opportunities for networking.

The number of participants can 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 implementing a NIVA course in respect of the roles of the different actors, time schedule, budget, marketing etc.

Planning a NIVA course


Deadline

The deadline for proposals for courses due to be organized in 2026 is 31 January 2025.


Course proposal form

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  • The NIVA board and/or project manager may suggest another format, based on the overall combination of courses and topics for the year. The more flexible you are in terms of format, the more likely it is that your event will be accepted.
  • Describe the demand and who the course is intended for.
  • Please state what is the relevance to the work environment or working conditions, and whether the course relates to one or more of our primary subject areas mentioned above.
  • In line with the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Vision 2030, please state how the course contributes to one or more of these criteria in relation to sustainable economies and labour markets: (1) decent jobs in the green transition, (2) orderly conditions in the labour market, and (3) a good and safe work environment.
  • The course leader is expected to present a Nordic network of prominent experts in the subject area of the course (lecturers from at least two Nordic countries).
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.