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EACEA National Policies Platform



Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Legislation and official policy documents
  2. Data and statistics
  3. Studies, reports and academic publications
  4. Official websites

Legislation and official policy documents

Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men no. 10/2008

Act on Government Support for Technology Research, Innovation and Industry Development no. 75/2007

Act on Maternity/Paternity Leave and Parental Leave no. 95/2000

Act on Trade Unions and Industrial Disputes no. 80/1938

Act on Working Environment, Health and Safety in Workplaces no. 46/1980

Act on Working Terms and Pension Rights Insurance no. 55/1980

Act Respecting Labourers' Right to Advance Notice of Termination of Employment and to Wages on account of Absence Through Illness and Accidents no. 19/1979

Educational and Vocational Guidance Practicioners Act no. 35/2009

General budget no. 703/145 of Iceland for 2016.

Higher Education Act no. 63/2006

Holiday Allowance Act no. 30/1987

Labour Market Measures Act no. 55/2006

Upper Secondary Education Act no. 92/2008



Data and statistics



Studies, reports and academic publications

Aðalsteinsson, G. D. and Hilmarsson, E. 2009. ​Sveltur Sitjandi Kráka, Fljúgandi Fær. Reykjavík: The Educational and Training Service Centre.

Sigurðsson, K. 2014. ​Færniþörf á Vinnumarkaði: horfur til næstu 10 ára. Reykjavík: The Directorate of Labour.


Official websites

Icelandic Startups (Klak Innovit ehf.) (last accessed 20/10/2016).

Reykjavík Youth Centre (Hitt Húsið) (last accessed 02/11/2016).

The Directorate of Labour (Vinnumálastofnun) (last accessed 24/10/2016).

The Golden Egg business plan competition (Gulleggið) (last accessed 20/10/2016)