Full project name: Academic (un)employment and Mobility in the Arctic North - A Joint Socially Responsible Approach
The project is coordinated by the University of Oulu and promotes academic work-related mobility in northern Finland, Sweden and Norway. The aim of the project is to help academics find work in a socially sustainable way and on the other hand to contribute to the need for competent workforce within the ICT industry in particular, which is an acute problem throughout the Nordic region. The project will collect information about the region's employers and the labor force's need to contribute to a better working life in a socially sustainable and responsible manner. During the project period, an Arctic HR network will therefore be established, and employment policy and recruitment routines will be further developed by universities and local stakeholders through a process of co-operation that integrates a gender and diversity perspective. The Swedish project participation is led by Employment Science at Luleå University of Technology and is financed by ERUF Interreg Nord and Region Norrbotten. The project runs from August 2018 to September 2020.