We generate knowledge about challenges to the welfare society, with a view to exploring possible solutions
Even in Denmark, many children and young people grow up under difficult circumstances. We generate knowledge about the causes of the challenges they face and use this knowledge to test possible solutions.
In the ROCKWOOL Foundation Interventions Unit, we generate new knowledge about how to tackle the challenges facing society. We do so through systematic, transparent and careful work to reveal the causes of and mechanisms behind the societal challenges that constitute our primary focus.
We base our work on a socio-scientific understanding of the problem. We subsequently develop and test hypotheses about possible solutions to these challenges, always on a firm foundation of the highest standards of research.
We focus in particular on challenges related to marginalised children and young people, but our scope is broad, stretching from early childhood to the first years of adulthood. Our objective is to develop a solid, thoroughly tested toolbox for local authorities, schools and other practitioners to use in their everyday work to tackle challenges in the context of the welfare state.
See our initiatives
Lås skolen op (Unlock the school)
How can we unlock the potential in schools so as to help more children live more enjoyable lives?See initiative
Company-centric initiative for young peopleSee initiative
OS I BRANCHEN (US IN THE SECTOR)
How can more young people be encouraged to complete a vocational training programme?See initiative
A toolkit designed to build bridges between research and practice.See initiative
Social and emotional learning programme structured, but no change in social well-being.See initiative
Text messages to help with children’s early language development.See initiative
What does it take to change a system?See initiative
Familie på flere måder (Family from multiple angles)
How can we help more people to live enjoyable lives?See initiative
Tænk, hvis vi (Imagine if we)
Can we create a new shared direction for young people’s happiness and well-being?See initiative
Lærings-Mindset (The Learning Mindset)
Can simple psychological exercises have a positive impact on school pupils’ attitudes to learning?See initiative
Mentalt helbred (Mental health)
What do we know about young women’s mental health?See initiative
Back In Business
Learning outside school for school leavers.See initiative
Anti-obesity initiative for children.See initiative
Fit for KidsSee initiative
Sund Skole Nettet (Healthy School Network)See initiative
Sund for Livet (Healthy for Life)See initiative
Rural Initiative for Participatory Agricultural TransformationSee initiative