• Kroghstræde 7

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Aims of the network:

 The focus of FOSO research activity is the enablement of service users, and of marginalized persons more generally, to take control over their own lives through critical research into the field of social work. This research includes user/centred and/or practitioner-oriented approaches to social work practice and study of the institutional structures which contextualise those practices.



  1. Exploration of the perspectives of social work practitioners and/or services users/marginalized persons in relation to a range of social issues.
  2. Exploration of how social work practitioners and/or service users/marginalized persons respond creatively to their social locations i.e. to explore what is their own agency in welfare processes.
  3. Exploring the social construction of social problems and the implications of these processes for social work practice and the enablement of service users/marginalized persons.
  4. Study of the institutional structures contextualising/shaping social work practice (including, for example, law, regulative structures, welfare systems, organisational structures). 
  5. Via all the above, promoting strategies by which social workers and/or service users/marginalized persons can assist service users/marginalized persons to take more control over their own lives.
  6. In the course of engaging in all of the above to:
    • Develop theory from practice
    • Develop research methods
    • Promote use of theory in social work practice
    • Develop social work methods

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social work Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
Social Problems Social Sciences
unemployment Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences

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Projects 1998 2021

Research Output 1985 2019

Aktuelle og alternative menneskesyn i socialt arbejde

Ringø, P., Nissen, M. A. & Fallov, M. A., 2019, In : Uden for Nummer.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Danskernes tillid til hinanden polariseres

Frederiksen, M. & Toubøl, J., 2019, Usikker Modernitet. Hans Reitzels Forlag

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


The Danish Values Study 2017

Frederiksen, M. (Creator), Dansk Data Arkiv (DDA), 2019



Aalborg University’s Talent Management Programme 2017

Morten Frederiksen (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Bærnesagsprisen 2017

Inge Marie Bryderup (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2002 2019

1 Street - Level Bureaucracy Research Conference

Sophie Danneris Jensen (Participant)
18 Nov 201519 Nov 2015

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

300 timers reglen: Forsørgelse i socialretten

Nina Von Hielmcrone (Lecturer)
25 Sep 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Debat: Valgene afspejler tidsånden

Morten Frederiksen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media