top of page

Between aspiration and reality: Labour market integration of recently arrived refugees in Rogaland, Norway

A research project by VID Specialized University
What is MAVI? 

Come Fly With Us

Whether it's becoming a private or professional commerical pilot or flying for your first time, Maverick Aviation has you covered.

The years 2015-2017 saw a record high number of refguees settling in Norway. Offered with a comprehensive Introduction Programme which aims at a quick and successful entrance into the labour market, they are expected to take up higher education or find employment in a relatively short period of time. Five years on, what do we know so far about how they are doing in the local labour market?  


MAVI stands for “Between ambition and reality” in Norwegian (Mellom Ambisjon og Virkelighet). Supported by the University Fund, this project has the objective to further our understanding about the different aspects of labour market integration amongst recently arrived refugees in the Rogaland region in Norway. This research project includes statistical analyses using register data and questionnaire survey, as well as in-depth interviews with a wide range of stakeholders in the process of integration.

More about MAVI


Read more about the research question and methodology of MAVI. You can also find short descriptions of the five work packages under this project, and to participate in our survey.



MAVI is a large project carried out by a team of researchers together with graduate and undergraduate students. Find out more about their qualifications and roles in MAVI.



Collection of research reports, papers, publications and presentations produced under MAVI.  



Find out the detail on our past and upcoming events related to MAVI.  

Online Resources

Interested to know more about the policies and measured offered to immigrants and refugees in Norway, and other relevant studies? Find out more from our collection of multimedia resources online. 

bottom of page