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Workshop on legal information to au pairs

Dear au pair/ host family,

You are invited to participate in a workshop on legal information to au pairs on Monday, December 5, from 13.00 to 15.00 (lunch from 12.00) at Utviklingshuset (same building as the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo).

The aim of the workshop is to discuss and prepare ideas for a leaflet regarding the legal right for au pairs.

Please find attached a detailed program for the workshop.

 You are more than welcome to forward this invitation to others you think might be interested.


The workshop is being organized by Legal advice for women (JURK, Juridisk rådgivning for kvinner)

Please inform  if you're coming by December 1 on E-mail:

 Workshop on legal information to au pairs


Make a suggestion for an overall plan legal information to au pairs in Norway , which involves relevant public authorities and NGOs. During the seminar we collect input from all the relevant agents, based on which JURK will write a report.


Monday December  5 from 13.00 to 16.00. Lunch from 12.00


Utviklingshuset, same building as Nobel Peace Centre

Method of approach: 

There will be 5 different tables with a secretary and a moderator. 5 groups spends 15 minutes at each table, giving their input to a specific question.  The input will be written down by the secretary, and made into a report by JURK.


6)   What is the aim of the legal information?

a.    What do we want to achieve?

b.    Which areas of law do the au pairs need information about? 

c.    Where should we draw the line between the state’s responisbility for providing information and the au pairs’duties of getting information?

7)   How can we reach the au pairs (accessibility)?

a.    Which spaces?

b.    Which channels of communication?

8)   How should the information be given (understandability)?

a.    Orally? In writing?

b.    In which language?

c.    Other methods of communication?

9)   Who are responsible for giving the information, and how should it all be organised?

a.    Who has the main responsibility for coordinating legal information to au pairs?

b.    Who has the responsibility for giving the legal information in various areas of law?

c.    Who has the responsibility  for funding the legal information to au pairs in various areas of law?

10)               How is the quality of the information assured (reliability)?     

a.    Who should give the information?

b.    How do we ensure that the information is correct and up to date?



Moderator : Gunhild Vehusheia, JURK

13.00 – 13.05: Velkommen  by Gunhild Vehusheia og Lene Løvdal, JURK

13.05- 13-20: Au pair-ordningen i lys av internasjonal rett  by Helga Aune, Juridisk fakultet, UiO

13.20-13.50: Hva gjøres i dag?

-          Ministry for Justice (8 min) (to be confirmed)

-          The tax authorities (8 min) (to be confirmed)

-          FWO/Caritas (8 min)

13.45 – 13.55: What does the right to legal information include according to the UN human rights conventions? By Lene Løvdal, JURK

13.55– 14.05: Break

14.05 – 14.15: Explanation of the method of approach and separation into five groups by Gunhild Vehusheia

14.15 – 14.30: 1st session

14.30 – 14.45: 2nd session

14.45 – 15.00: 3rd session

15.00 – 15.15: 4th session

15.15 – 15.30: 5th session

15.30 – 16.00: Summary and what comes next