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Here you will find resources that are useful for institutions that have employees, volunteers or students working or studying abroad

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International SOS risk map

The Risk Map is a global representation of medical and security risk. You can enter your travel destinations and get updated risks related to security, health, climate change and mental health

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Security assessment template for employees (SAFE)

Before every trip outside Europe all Norec all staff must must review and complete a risk assessment form for the trip (SAFE). This must be submitted to the immediate manager for approval. Feel free to adopt the template.

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Essentials of anti-corruption

Self-paced courses for basic literacy on corruption and anti-corruption in general and for various sectors. Several of the courses are open for everyone to take.

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Living abroad helps you develop a clearer sense of self

Researchers have found out that living abroad can lead to a clearer sense of self, which has implications for personal well-being and professional choices. They also found out that depth matters more than breadth.

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Big Five Personality Test

Before relocating to live and work in another country, taking a Big Five personality test can be beneficial. Here’s how you can utilise it.

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Recommended travel health resources

When it comes to travel health advice, there are some reliable sources you can turn to for guidance. Here are some of our recommendations.

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Country comparison tool

This great tool lets you select one or several countries to see how Hofstedes 6 cultural dimensions differs among them.

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Emergency plan

Having an emergency plan is crucial when organisations host foreign workers on work exchange. It ensures that critical contact details and information is available to both the organisation and to the worker when needed. Feel free to use and edit Norec's template and make it your own.

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Online security awareness training

BSAFE is an online security awareness training that is mandatory for all UN personnel. Norec staff must undergo this training before they travel outside Europe, and we also recommend that others use it as part of their travel preparations.

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Pocket guide: How to support survivors of gender-based violence (GBV)

Norec has a zero tolerance policy on Sexual Explotation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH). We have selected some good resources that we recommend to both Norec partners and others who work with SEAH in the humanitarian sector. Here you will find a pocket guide from IASC.

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Full or semi-digitalisation – What did we achieve while the world was in lockdown? (Norec, 2024)

The pandemic made traditional exchanges impossible, compelling Norec to rethink our approach to connectivity and collaboration. This report provides an in-depth look at the innovative experiences both our partners and Norec made during COVID-19.

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Norwegian Junior Professional Officers in the UN (FAFO, 2023)

The objective of the report is to advise the development of the JPO program on how it may contribute to retention of JPOs in the UN system.

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Partnership – just another buzzword? (NUPI, 2022)

Partnership is a widely used term in the field of international development and development aid. But through overuse, the concept has become a buzzword, often used to describe relationships regardless of their reciprocity, according to the report.

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Preparing for Job-Exchanges. An evaluation of Norec's training courses (KPMG, 2020)

Training is an essential part of Norec’s methodology and efforts in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. This report evaluates to what extent Norec trainings contribute to relevant and meaningful job-exchanges.

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Temporary Workplace Integration (Oxford Research, 2020)

This report examines workplace integration and specifically the integration of foreign temporary workers into Norwegian workplaces.

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Norec – Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (UNOSSC, 2019)

A brief overview of the practices and experiences of Norway related to South-South and triangular cooperation, especially as implemented by Norec, the Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation.

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Exchange of Staff. Study of Government Institutions (KPMG, 2019)

This report examines the learning outcomes among public and governmental organisations that are taking part in Norec’s professional exchange programme.

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What do we know about exchange for development? (Norec, 2019)

This paper aims to summarize the success factors needed to develop institutional knowledge through the use of the Norec participant exchange program.

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