NOVA – Norwegian Social Research (NO)

NOVA (Norwegian Social Research) is an internationally oriented social science Research institute, which was under the auspices of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research until the end of 2013 and since January 2014 is now part of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA).

HiOA-NOVA conducts policy-oriented research into issues of comparative welfare policy, ageing and life courses, well-being and living conditions, children and young people. The institute is committed to the dual aim of contributing to international scholarship in its fields and providing new and high-quality knowledge that can serve as a basis for well-founded policy choice and development.

HiOA-NOVA’s research addresses issues of increasing relevance for the majority of European countries: marginalisation and social inclusion, youth studies, disability, demographic ageing, social protection, cross-border mobility, ethnic diversity, inclusion in employment and society, social citizenship and social innovation.

The youth research group ( at HiOA-NOVA is a multidisciplinary group with a long history of conducting empirical research on youth, based on local, regional, national and international qualitative and quantitative studies.

NOVA publishes the scientific journal Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning (Journal of Youth Research), which is an open access journal. Most of NOVA’s research is based on funding obtained in open competition with other institutions and corporations, both nationally and internationally. HiOA-NOVA gives high priority to comparative and European research and international scientific excellence.

In 2019 HiOA became the OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University (

Main tasks in NEGOTIATE

HiOA-NOVA is responsible for the overall Scientific Coordination and Project Management (WP1). In addition, HiOA-NOVA leads WP9 on ‘Dissemination and Impact’, co-leads WP2 with UOB and WP4 with PUE and is involved in all other WPs.


Bjørn Hvinden, Greta Juul, Renate Mundheim, Christer Hyggen, Mi Ah Schøyen, Kjetil Klette Bøhler, Janikke Solstad Vedeler and Dawit Abebe.

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