This section lists additional telecommuting and telework-related resources by region and country. The Nordic Countries include: Denmark, Finland, Nordic Countries, Norway, Sweden.
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We have listed the resources for this region below. If we have specific resources listed for the individual countries shown on the map, you can find those listings by simply moving your cursor over the map. When you see your cursor change to a pointing finger, that indicates we have individual listings - and you can just click on that country to go to that listing. Otherwise, the information available below applies to the country in general.
Community Teleservices Centres information is available from Prof. Lars Qvortrup.
Ministry of Research and Information Technology, makes available a "Report on the Potential for Teleworking in Denmark", (in Danish), prepared by Andersen Management International.
Telework Policy Statements are available, as one section in a larger report on overall Danish IT policy.
"Experience With Telework" Project has issued a report on "Directions of
Telework in Finland," in English. Contact Ari Luukinen, Editor, for copies.
Eastern Finland holiday/work telework project, in four major lake regions,
"enables busy parents to extend their holidays at log cabins in the Finnish
lake archipelago." Contact Ms.
Anna-Kaarina Lindquist, of Noema-CMI OY, for details.
Finnish Teleworking Association - for information, contact Tapio Kasanen or Juhani Pekkola.
Finnish telecottaging activity - for information, contact M. Lauro.
"National Telework Development Programme" report is available in
print, in English, from Jouni Immonen.
Matti Pyykkonen of SQ Consulting maintains a site with comprehensivve information about telework in Finland.
Theme Group provides general information about telework in Finland.
Center for Telework (in Norwegian: Senter for fjernarbeid) is a portal site distributing news and information about telework and flexible work methods in Norway.
"Nesten Hjemme" is a telecottage in the town of Trannby, located just south of Oslo. Contact Colin Campbell for information.
Telenor Research and Development is a good contact for telework activity
here; contact John Bakke. Bakke reports that he and his colleagues continue their telework research, "although mainly under the heading of 'flexible working', including alternative offices and workplace design. This interest is due, among other factors, to our interest in our new corporate headquarters, where teleworking is one element in the overall strategy for working (and facilities management). See for instance the article in Metropolis."
The Stockholm Challenge (formerly known as "The Bangemann Challenge") is an international project that offers an excellent channel for the marketing of cities, regions and the participating projects in the information society. Its goal is to search "for practical and functional information technology projects that will benefit people and communities."
Distansforum, is a virtual network of people to develop telework and other flexible work arrangements.