On these pages you can find information on our earlier projects.
NIKK raised issues related to a sustainable working life in the Nordic countries. This project resulted in a knowledge base published in autumn 2021.
Sustainable working life in the Nordic countries moving forward »
The project aimed to examine differences in women’s and men’s lifestyles and consumption in the Nordic countries. By analysing sustainability and lifestyle from a gender perspective, the project contributed to improving understanding and opportunities for sustainable consumption.
Sustainability, lifestyles, and consumption from a gender perspective »
NIKK was tasked with mapping relevant strategies and initiatives in the Nordic counties, regarding hate crime and incidents against LGBTI people.
Hate crime and incidents against LGBTI people in the Nordic countries »
The aim of the project was to spread knowledge and share experience within the region to help improve living conditions for young LGBTI people in the region. NIKK produced a report in two parts: a research overview and a survey presenting a selection of initiatives.
For the 25th anniversary of the UN Action Plan of Beijing in 1995 on gender equality, the Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers will make Nordic young people’s perspectives on global equality issues visible together in a campaign with UN Women. NIKK has been commissioned to develop and implement the Nordic sub-campaign #GenerationEqualityNordic, as part of the Danish Presidency’s project Young people, Beijing + 25 and the future gender equality policy.
The purpose of this project was to bring together knowledge at an overarching level on demographic trends in the Nordic countries, the challenges associated with these trends, and to highlight in particular the application and importance of a gender perspective to these issues.
Gender perspective on demographic challenges in the Nordic region »
NIKK was during the autumn of 2018 assigned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to map Nordic and Baltic actions and initiatives taken against sexual harassments in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The mapping focused on stricter laws, political policies, elucidated official mandates, as well as training and enquiries to prevent sexual harassments.
During 2018, NIKK was tasked by the Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers with producing a body of material that would visualise the differences in the social conditions governing the lives of women and men in sparsely populated areas and how these differences are affecting migration patterns in the Nordic countries.
Gender Perspectives on Rural Realities in the Nordic Region »
The aim of the project was to contribute to knowledge-based work against gender-related online hate speech, threats and other violations by analysing the applicable legislations in the Nordic countries and present the findings in a report. The report also contributed to conceptual clarity by delimiting and defining the concepts that in a Nordic context are central in the area.
In order to help break down the gender segregation in vocational education programmes in the Nordic countries, NIKK gathered knowledge about the problem in a study of the Nordic countries.
Gender-segregated vocational education in the Nordic countries »
The purpose of this project was to use NIKK’s unique position in the Nordic region to contribute to the sharing of knowledge and experience about the impact of the pandemic on gender equality. It also aimed to identify and make visible actors in the Nordic countries who work with these issues.
The aim of the project was to investigate how the Nordic nations are working to achieve a better gender balance in education and professions as demanded within the natural sciences and technology, and how this is expected to contribute towards sustainability and gender equality in future labour markets. NIKK produced a report including a research overview, an inventory and analysis of concrete initiatives and an international outlook.
Sustainability and gender equality in the high-tech working life of the future »
A new formal Nordic cooperation on equal treatment and rights for LGBTI individuals began in 2020. In order to ensure that this cooperation is reliable, effective and lasting, NIKK was tasked by the Nordic Council of Ministers with mapping and analysing the LGBTI field.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has initiated a research-based feasibility study in order to highlight the knowledge gaps on sexual harassment in working life and to make proposals on how to address it. NIKK has been commissioned to conduct the feasibility study, which will be completed in March 2020.
NIKK’s project “Young women and men, vulnerability and prostitution” aimed to compile and analyse the available knowledge about young people with experience of offering sex for money in all Nordic countries.
This project aimed to spread Nordic experiences related to environmental management, gender equality and social welfare in order to contribute to global sustainable development. The Nordic Council of Ministers, which coordinated the initiative, asked NIKK to serve as a cooperation partner in the area of gender equality.
In May 2015, Nordic Information on Gender was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to carry out a project on men and gender equality in the Nordic countries. NIKK made a review of present and past work in the area of men and gender equality at Nordic and national level during the period 2005–2015. A final report was presented to the Nordic working group on men and gender equality in January 2016.
Against the background of the Nordic programme for gender equality cooperation, in 2013 the Nordic Council of Ministers commissioned Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) to investigate the issue of part-time work in the Nordic region.
The aim of the project was to provide policymakers and the labour market parties with research-based information that can be used to promote gender equality in the labour market.