New trends in societal security research in the Nordic countries

Nordic Meeting in Stockholm, November 26-27, 2014

The Homerisk project participated in this event (Helle-Valle and Storm-Mathisen from SIFO), which was facilitated by the Research Council of Norway. The Homerisk project received positive attention from the participants of the Nordic meeting, in particular the focus on households, practices and networks, in addition to the bottom-up anthropological perspective being employed.

More information on the meeting here

The presentation by Helle-Valle here


Kick-off meeting for the Homerisk project in Oslo!

Nov. 21, 2014: Kick-off meeting
This is the first official meeting of the project. The meeting will be held at SIFO and all partners and advisory board members are invited:

08.30: Welcome, introduction by project leader and presentation of participants.
09.00-10.30: Presentation of the two crisis cases in each country + on planned exhibition.
– Presentation on the Dagmar storm by Ardis Storm-Mathisen here
– Presentation on the Lærdal fire by Nina Heidenstrøm here
11.00-12.00: Advisory board members present their roles and backgrounds (10 min. each).
12.00-13.00: Dialogue, based on the previous presentations.
14.00-15.30: Dialogues on the organisation and operationalization of the project, with a special focus on the Work Packages that shall be implemented before the next project meeting (WP1 & WP2).

Evening: Project dinner at Mr. Bay in Oslo city center.



Oct. 7, 2014: Startup-meeting for new projects at Research Council of Norway

Oct. 7, 2014, The Research Council of Norway invited all new projects within the VAM, FINNUT, SAMRISK II and Sykefravær programs to a Startup-meeting. The meeting was compulsory for project and administrative leaders. Jo Helle-Valle, Ardis Storm-Mathisen and Alexander Schjøll attended the meeting on behalf of the HOMERISK project.

Venue: Auditoriet, Forskningsrådets lokaler i Drammensveien 288, Lysaker, 12.00-15.00

Homerisk website launched!

The Homerisk project website is now active. The ambition is to post news, activities and publications as the project develops. It is a public website, hence the content published will be available to researchers, policy makers and the public at large.