This report is the outcome of an evaluation of the Norwegian au pair scheme commissioned by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (hereafter UDI or the Directorate), based on an initiative by the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion. The main objective has been to give a comprehensive analysis of the au pair scheme, and to assess if (and if yes, how) the original intentions of the scheme, as stated in the European Agreement of “au pair” Placement of 1969, can be maintained. Also, the evaluation was intended to assess if the changes to the scheme introduced 15 October 2007 have been successful. The evaluation furthermore includes a brief comparison between the regulations of au pairing in Norway and the UK, Denmark and Poland.
Comissioned by: UDI
Carried out by: Fafo