Rune Halvorsen, PhD in sociology, is professor of social policy and co-director of CEDIC -Centre for the study of digitalization of public services and citizenship. His main interests are European and comparative welfare policy, social citizenship, EU social policy, and citizenship movements. Halvorsen’s central concern is to contribute new knowledge for the future social Europe. He has contributed to theorisation of changes in social citizenship, welfare governance and structure/agency dynamics in mature welfare states. Empirically his research has focused on labour market inclusion policies, disability policy, poverty, youth transitions, self-organisation and social mobilisation among marginalised population groups, and how the adoption of new ICT shape the opportunities for participation of persons with disabilities (eInclusion). He has coordinated and participated in several cross-national and cross-disciplinary research projects funded by the EU (FP7 and Horizon 2020 collaborative projects, Marie Curie ITN and IF), the Nordic Council and the Research Council of Norway. In 2020-2023 he is the Scientific Coordinator of EUROSHIP - Closing gaps in social citizenship. New tools to foster social resilience in Europe. From 2019, he is the co-chair of the Nordic ESPAnet – Network for European Social Policy Analysis, and a council member at the Nordic Centre at Fudan University, Shanghai. You can find more information about his work on his blog and by following him on Twitter. Prospective post doc’s and PhD students are welcome to contact him at any time.
Fields of study
Administrative field of work
EUROSHIP – Closing Gaps in Social Citizenship. New Tools to Foster Social Resilience in Europe
The overall aim of the EUROSHIP project is to provide an original and gender-sensitive assessment of the current gaps in social protection across Europe.
Making Persons with Disabilities Full Citizens (DISCIT)
DISCIT aims to produce new knowledge enabling Member States, affiliated European countries and the European Union to achieve full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and economy.
Sino-Norway Welfare Policy Dialogue (SINOPO)
The aim of SINOPO is to help solve the problem of poverty among persons with disabilities in China. The project focuses on labour market inclusion, accessibility and the development and provision of assistive devices.
Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn; Schoyen, Mi Ah (2019). Hva skal til for å få flere unge funksjonshemmede i arbeid? Et systemperspektiv. Aamodt, Hilde Anette; Dahl, Espen; Gubrium, Erika; Haldar, Marit; Hermansen, Åsmund (Ed.). Sosialt arbeid og sosialpolitikk i samhandling. Kapittel 12. p. 246-266. Fagbokforlaget.
Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn (2018). Integrated discussion: Managing diversity among youth in Nordic social protection policies. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn (Ed.). Youth, Diversity and employment: Comparative perspectives on Labour Market Policies. 9. p. 199-228. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn; Kuivalainen, Susan; Schoyen, Mi Ah (2018). A new approach to promoting youth inclusion in the labour market? Disability in the Nordic welfare states. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn (Ed.). Youth, Diversity and employment: Comparative perspectives on Labour Market Policies. 6. p. 127-149. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn (2018). Youth. Diversity and employment in times of crisis and Economic restructuring - an introduction. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn (Ed.). Youth, Diversity and employment: Comparative perspectives on Labour Market Policies. 1. p. 1-31. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Scaratti, Chiara; Leonardi, Matilde; Silvaggi, Fabiola; Ávila, Carolina C.; Muñoz-Murillo, Amalia; Stavroussi, Panayiota; Roka, Olga; Burger, Helena; Fheodoroff, Klemens; Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Beata; Sabariego, Carla; Esteban, Eva; Gruber, Sonja; Svestkova, Olga; Halvorsen, Rune; Kadyrbaeva, Asel; Ferraina, Sabrina (2018). Mapping European Welfare Models: State of the Art of Strategies for Professional Integration and Reintegration of Persons with Chronic Diseases. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) . Vol. 15.
Halvorsen, Rune; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Siska, Jan (2017). Life-course Interviews on Disability and Active Citizenship – Collecting and Analysing Big Qualitative Data. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Biggeri, Mario; Tøssebro, Jan; Waldschmidt, Anne (Ed.). Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries : Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2. 3. p. 36-48. Routledge.
Halvorsen, Rune; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2017). Transitions to Active Citizenship for Young Persons with Disabilities – Virtuous and Vicious Cycles of Functionings. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Biggeri, Mario; Tøssebro, Jan; Waldschmidt, Anne (Ed.). Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries : Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2. 11. p. 175-191. Routledge.
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune (2021). Assistive Technology in China: policy framework, service delivery, and industry development. 27 p.
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune
Employment-Promoting Policies for Persons with Disabilities in China–Understanding the Changing Policy System.
Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn (2017). Doing constructive disability research: New exchange relationships between research instituttions, government and civil society (Translated to Chinese by Yi Huang). 10 p.
Halvorsen, Rune; Sandlie, Hans Christian (2012). Universell utforming og tilgjengelighet i norsk boligpolitikk: sosial regulering, institusjonelle rammer og lokal iverksetting. ISBN: 978-82-7894-436-3. 114 p.
Hvinden, Bjørn; Halvorsen, Rune
Andre lands modeller for å fremme sysselsetting blant personer med nedsatt funksjonsevne.
Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn
Aktivt medborgerskap i kommunal velferdspolitikk: utsikter for økt deltakerdemokrati og sosial inkludering.
Halvorsen, Rune (2002). The Paradox of Self-Organisation among Disadvantaged People: A Study of Marginal Citizenship. ISBN: 82-471-5083-2. 362 p.
Halvorsen, Rune; Moseng, Bera Ulstein (2000). Videre forskning om lesbiskes og homofiles levekår. 18 p.
Halvorsen, Rune (2021). Developments in European Union accessibility law and policy. Legal Development and Disability Rights, Side Event of the UN Human Rights Council 47th Session. China Society of Human Rights Studies.
Halvorsen, Rune (2021). The Road to Porto: at the crossroads of Social Europe. Social Platform flagship conference. Social Platform.
Halvorsen, Rune (2021). Tjenestemottakere som medborgere. Likeverdig offentlig tjenesteyting under pandemien. Integrerings- og mangfoldsdirektoratet.
Halvorsen, Rune (2021). DIGITAL INCLUSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN CHINA. International Conference on The Communist Party of China and the Progress on Human Rights in China. Jilin University Human Rights Center.
Halvorsen, Rune (2021). Qualitative research designs. PhD course PHVIT9100 Health Sciences II: Philosophy of Science, Research Ethics and Research Methodology. Faculty of Health Sciences, OsloMet.
Halvorsen, Rune (2021). Citizenship movements as a mechanism to promote social resilience. Bouncing back or bouncing forward: social resilience, social rights and capabilities in the post-COVID19 Europe. European Network of the Human Development and Capability Association.
Halvorsen, Rune (2021). What has characterized Nordic disability policy?. Webinar on Employment Policies for Persons with Disabilities – lessons from China and Norway. Wuhan University Public Interest and Development Law Institute.
Halvorsen, Rune; He, Biao
Social Consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Europe – How to Reduce Risk of Poverty and Social Exclusion.
No One Is an Island: The Rights Protection of Vulnerable Groups in the Pandemic. Wuhan University.
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune (2020). Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in China under Covid-19: How far has China come? – A policy review. Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Sustainability – The changing landscape of welfare in the Nordic countries.