I am the co-director of CEDIC – Centre for the study of digitalization of public services and citizenship at OsloMet and co-director of The Norwegian Research School on Digitalisation, Culture and Society. I am coordinating the EU Horizon 2020 EUROSHIP project on social protection in Europe (2020-23). I am co-chair of the Nordic ESPAnet – Network for European Social Policy Analysis.
In the past I have done consultation services for the European Commission on e-accessibility for disabled people. I have also held research posts at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Nantes and Paris and at the University of Leeds.
My most recent research focuses on
- the digital transformation of welfare services
- international comparisons in welfare policy
- life-course perspectives on social citizenship
He, B and Halvorsen, R (2021). Digital inclusion for persons with disabilities in China under Covid-19: how far has China come?, Frontiers of Law in China. Vol. 16: 1, 36-57 DOI 10.3868/s050-010-021-0003-6
Halvorsen, R, Hvinden, B and Schoyen, M (2016) The Nordic Welfare Model in the Twenty-First Century. The Bumble-Bee Still Flies! Social Policy and Society Volume 15, Issue 1, January, pp. 57-73
Halvorsen, R and Hvinden, B (2018) (eds). Youth, Diversity and employment: Comparative perspectives on Labour Market Policies. ISBN: 978-1-78347-599-5. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Halvorsen, R; Hvinden, B; J Beadle Brown, M Biggeri, J Tøssebro, A Waldschmidt (Eds) (2018) Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries, Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2 , ISBN 9780367143077, Routledge
O’Reilly, J. M.. Unt, R Halvorsen , M Schoyen, R Verdin, T Rosalu, Z Ibanez (2023) “Locked In Transition: Youth labour markets during COVID-19 in the UK, Norway, Estonia and Spain”, In S Börner and M Seeleib-Kaiser (eds) European Social Policy and the Covid-19 Pandemic, Oxford University Press
Closing gaps in social rights and social citizenship in Europe https://youtu.be/EhQOZudwZBc