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A norm-critical perspective on accidents

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration June 2018 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture 2014-06304-en

Purpose and goal

The project goal was to answer questions regarding equal service and protection towards the citizens. Do we give individuals and groups the help they can request by law of equal protection against accidents or do we trust the norm and forget groups that are in great need of our prevention work.

Expected results and effects

In the project we learned that the norm can not guide us when we are planning our cities or plan for prevention work, we need to build the knowledge from facts and include and be aware of the norm. With this midset we will also provide a more equalistic society and we can follow the law and give equal protection against accidents. When we know the facts about one type of accidents, who cause the accident, why and who is injured/killed, we can use this information to gather competences to solve the problem and prevent the next accident from happening.

Planned approach and implementation

The project have had a plan from the start and we have followed it and added one part after request from partners. We started with a quantitative analysis build on national and local accident data. We used the data to confront the norm and to see if we provide the citizens with equal protection against accidents due to the accident type. This analysis was the base for the qualitative analysis built on interviews. This knowledge was the input to three seminars with themes: what is it like today, gender perspective and norms, and norm creative solutions.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-01615

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