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The AKAN Committee

The AKAN Committee coordinates the work to prevent alcohol and substance abuse at the university.

The AKAN Committee is organised under the Working Environment Committee and has the following main tasks: 

  • Provide information and education about alcohol and substance abuse.
  • Facilitate treatment and follow-up of employees with alcohol and/or substance abuse problems.
  • Develop action plans for the work to prevent alcohol and substance abuse and prepare annual reports for submission to the Working Environment Committee.

The members of this committee serve as experts in efforts to prevent alcohol and substance abuse, in addition to being resource persons for their own employee organisations.

Composition
The AKAN Committee is appointed by the Working Environment Committee and consists of union representatives from the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations , Parat, the Norwegian Union of Government Employees, the Norwegian Association of Researchers , as well as the employer represented by the Division of Human Resources and the HSE Section. The committee elects its own chair.