Nordic Work Life Conference 2018: Call for sessions

The 2018 NWLC will take place in Oslo, Norway, and we welcome proposals for thematic sessions for the conference.

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Nordic Work Life Conference 2018 - in Oslo

The overarching theme of 2018 NWLC is how to create a sustainable future of work in the Nordic countries in a time of rising levels of inequality and exclusion in working life . Challenges such as low-wage competition, skewed power relations, the future of collective bargaining, technological and organizational changes and availability, standards and content of work will be addressed.

The 2018 NWLC will take place in Oslo, Norway, and we welcome fellow researchers and practitioners from within as well as outside the Nordic countries to participate in this important conference.

Call for sessions/streams

We welcome proposals for thematic sessions for the conference. In selecting streams, we will emphasise broad understandings of working life and the multidisciplinary nature of the conference. The proposal should include an abstract/short description of the planned session and contact information on the organisers.

The deadline for proposals is 20. June 2017. The organising committee will review the proposals and the decisions will be announced on 15 August 2017. Please submit your proposal to .

Other dates and deadlines: 

1 September 2017:    Call for papers/abstracts

1 November 2017:    Deadline for abstract proposals

1 December 2017:     Decisions on papers will be announced

15 April 2018:           Deadline for submitting extended abstracts/short papers

13-15 June 2018:       NWLC 2018 in Oslo, Norway


Conference Organisers and Contact Information

The 9th Nordic Working Life Conference is organised by the  Work Research Institute at  Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and  Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research.

We can be reached by email  The organizing committee can also be reached by sending an email to Kristine Nergaard. Fafo  ( or by telephone +47 22088667/+47 41562363 (Kristine Nergaard). 

Organising committee

Ida Drange, AFI/HIOA
Jon Erik Dølvik, Fafo
Kristine Nergaard, Fafo 
Robert Salomon, AFI/HIOA