Against the backdrop of the ‘crisis of trust’ in the Child Welfare Services in Norway among sections of the migrant population, the ‘Trust across Borders’ project set out to bring Norwegian and Polish professionals from governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations together to contribute to increased mutual understanding, system-knowledge, and reflection. Through participatory group-based activities, we identified a range of ‘best practices’ for trust-building based on work already being implemented in Norway and in Poland. In this paper, we share some conclusions from this experience and offer recommendations for trust-building efforts.
Erdal, Marta Bivand; Lubomiła Korzeniewska; Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka & Magdalena Żadkowska (2019) Building Trust across Borders. PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.