NordForsk awards funding to three new societal security projects

NordForsk awards funding to three new societal security projects

The NordForsk Board has allocated funding to three projects under the Nordic Societal Security Programme’s call for proposals on «The Underpinnings of Nordic Societal Security». In total, the three projects will be receiving 28.5 million Norwegian kroner.

The application deadline was 20 September 2017 and 17 applications were received. The call was issued to fund research projects that seek to examine the relationships between various aspects/components of the Nordic models of society on the one hand, and effective and legitimate arrangements for societal security on the other.

The following priority research themes were identified:

  • Various Nordic institutions and their approaches to security threats such as extremism.
  • The relationships between various aspects/components of the Nordic governance model and resilience in terms of societal security.

A total of NOK 28.5 million has been awarded to the following three projects:

  • Nordic Multiagency Approaches to Handling Extremism: Policies, Perceptions and Practices, Project leader: Tore Bjørgo, University of Oslo, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX)
  • Gender equality, Diversity and Societal Security, Project leader: Dag Ellingsen, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • The Challenge from Terrorism in the Nordic Countries: An analysis of citizens’ reactions, policy responses and legitimacy, Project leader: Dag Arne Christensen, Uni Research (Norway)

Up to 9.5 million NOK will be available per project and all three projects have partners from at least three Nordic countries.

The Nordic Societal Security Programme is currently being funded by the Academy of Finland, the Icelandic Centre for Research - Rannís, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, the Research Council of Norway and NordForsk.

Read the call text here

Read more about the Nordic Societal Security Programme

Disclaimer: This information may include errors and omissions. Only decisions communicated directly to the applicants through e-mail should be considered formal confirmations of allocation of funding. All applicants will receive a letter of decision by e-mail.

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

Illustration: Berit Sømme

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