I am a PhD candidate in Social work and Social Policy and affiliated with the EEA funded project CONSENT: Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments. The case of child protection service. The working title of my project is: Normative Complexity of Discretion in Child Protection Services: Exploring practices of the child´s right to family-life in Norway and Romania.
I have a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Tromsø, including exchange at the Université de Nantes in France and Queens University in Canada. I have experience in international and national social work including the coordination of an EEA-funded Romanian – Norwegian bilateral social inclusion project from Romania and mastering Romanian and French language. Simen’s research interests are human rights, children’s rights, animal rights, citizenship, social inclusion, and social movements.
Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments (CONSENT)
CONSENT is a large bilateral project between Norway and Romania. The main objective is to investigate empirically, both in Romania and Norway, to what extent the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is considered to be relevant when developing politics and law.