International cooperation and representation
STAMI is part of the international research community. Through its quality-assured scientific publications the institute helps Norway to make a contribution to global knowledge. STAMI participates in various forms of cooperation at institute director level.
In a Nordic context STAMI helps to communicate research results at a high level. This takes place through the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA). The Institute prepares and holds courses and seminars. NIVA shall help to ensure that the Nordic countries are at the cutting edge of research on the work environment. At the same time the organisation is becoming increasingly engaged in education in the Baltic countries and Northern Russia. NIVA is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Institute has an office in the premises of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The position of Chair of the Board is occupied by a representative of each of the Nordic countries in turn.
The Baltic Sea Network (BSN)
The full name of this organisation is the Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety. BSN is a network for experts. It was organised in order to remedy the lack of relevant knowledge in the Baltic countries when they became independent about 15 years ago. The participants are the ten countries within reasonable distance of the Baltic Sea. BAN is being developed further in light of the fact that the original need for information is gradually being covered through the advance of Information and Communications Technology in the Baltic countries.
Perosh is abridged form of “Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health. The organisation was established in 2003 on the initiative of the occupational health institutions in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Finland. PEROSH, a network organisation, works to improve European research cooperation with the aim, for example, of coordinating the proposals for research and research programmes put forward to EU. STAMI’s director is a member of the organisations Steering Group.
A meeting point for the Directors of the European institutes.
STAMI is consultant to and member of the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Wellbeing (NDPHS).
NOA – The National Surveillance System for Work Environment and Occupational Health – cooperates with the Dublin Foundation in connection with European surveys of the work environment.
In addition, STAMI has participated in the Nordic Expert Group for Criteria Documentation of Health Risks from Chemicals (NEG), the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH (NAM), and has observer status in the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL).