New call for proposals on Societal Security
The Nordic countries have cooperated closely in the area of societal security for decades. In recent years, this tradition has been strengthened through several political initiatives.
NordForsk and national funding agencies in the Nordic countries have established the Nordic Societal Security Programme, aimed at developing new knowledge about and solutions for the many aspects of societal security affecting the Nordic countries.
The Programme Committee has decided to establish one or more Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE) for research on societal security. The first step in this process is the launch of a call for proposals focusing on preparatory work for establishing such NCoEs. Participation in the present call for the preparatory phase is not mandatory for participation in the open NCoE call to be announced in autumn 2013.
The proposal must include participation from at least three Nordic countries, and the planned research must add value to the work already done in the Nordic countries within societal security.