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New call for proposals for Nordic societal security

26.06.2019

A new call for funding is available for collaborative research projects on Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends. The total amount of funding available for this Nordic call is set at NOK 44 million and the deadline for the submissions is 20 November 2019.

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Cybersecurity on the agenda in The Hague

07.06.2019

The Nordic countries have cooperated closely on societal security for several decades. In recent years, this tradition has been supplemented by several political initiatives across national borders. In 2016, it was allocated funding to four projects under the Nordic Societal Security Programme’s call for proposals on society, integrity and cyber-security. Recently, they met in The Hague to exchange experiences and lessons learned so far.

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NordForsk project examines what fear of terrorism does to you – and society

25.05.2018

Does the threat of terrorism lead to a ruder, more caustic political environment and an erosion of confidence in the authorities? This is what researchers in the NordForsk project “The Challenge from Terrorism in the Nordic Countries: An analysis of citizens’ reactions, policy responses and legitimacy” will be trying to determine.

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NordForsk awards funding to three new societal security projects

19.03.2018

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.

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Delicate balance between anonymity and law enforcement

08.02.2018

The ability to remain anonymous can be a matter of life and death for those involved in a fight for democracy. But it can also serve as a tool for criminals, who use the “darknet” for their activities. This poses challenges in police investigations. Over the next four years, NordForsk will be providing SEK 13 million to the research project “Police Detectives on the TOR-network”, a collaborative effort between the Norwegian Police University College, Stockholm University, Northumbria University Newcastle and the Open University in the Netherlands. The project will compare the everyday reality of law enforcement operations with both the forensic requirements for an investigation and the legal requirements for obtaining information properly in accordance with the statutory framework.

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Call for proposals: “The Underpinnings of Nordic Societal Security”

01.06.2017

NordForsk announces a total of 28.5 million NOK for research projects within societal security. Application deadline 20 september 2017.

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Pre-announcement for a call under the Nordic Societal Security Programme

31.03.2017

NordForsk is issuing a pre-announcement for a call under the Nordic Societal Security Programme. The upcoming call seeks research projects on the shifting preconditions for societal security in the Nordic countries. It will be issued in May with an application deadline in September 2017. This transnational call will have a funding framework of NOK 25 million.

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Cyber crime erodes trust in the authorities

07.02.2017

Cyber crime takes many different forms and the most damaging actions target the general population’s trust in the authorities, says Professor Angela Sasse, Director of the UK Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (RISCS). “One route is trying to disrupt the country’s national economy or infrastructure, transport or electricity. The other route, which is more subtle, is attacks that systematically try to undermine the credibility of a government and its trust".

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NordForsk invests in cyber-security

18.10.2016

NordForsk, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) have allocated funding to four projects under the Nordic Societal Security Programme’s call for proposals on society, integrity and cyber-security. In total, the four projects will be receiving EUR 4.2 million.

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“Let’s build ties!”

23.05.2016

Project leader Guðrún Pétursdóttir opened the Annual meeting of the Nordic Centre of Excellence on Resilience and Societal Security (NORDRESS) in Copenhagen with a call for further cooperation. In her view, it is important to maintain close multidisciplinary collaboration long after the centre has completed its period as a Centre of Excellence.

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28 applications for the call on Society, Integrity and Cyber‐security

29.03.2016

A total of 28 applications were received for the latest call within the Nordic Societal Security Programme by the deadline15 March.

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New call for proposals for planning grants in societal security

21.01.2016

NordForsk will support the planning of proposals for a selected Horizon 2020 Secure Societies calls. Application deadline is 11 March 2016.

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New call for proposals on Society, Integrity and Cyber‐security

01.12.2015

NordForsk, together with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is issuing a call for proposals within the Nordic Societal Security Programme. Application deadline is 15 March 2016.

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Pre-announcement: A call for collaborative research projects on Society, Integrity and Cyber‐security

10.11.2015

NordForsk, together with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is issuing a preannouncement for a call within the Nordic Societal Security Programme. The call will be issued in December with application deadline 15 March 2016.

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European dialogue on societal security

01.06.2015

What are the challenges and risk factors facing society today? What must we do to prepare ourselves for the challenges we can anticipate – and what about the ones we can’t?

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Nordic societal security research boosts cooperation

12.12.2014

How do we minimise the risks that threaten our societal security to the greatest extent possible, how do we develop society’s resiliency, and how do we return to a normal state-of-affairs when a man-made or natural disaster nonetheless strikes? These were some of the issues discussed among leading researchers and representatives of Nordic research funding organisations at the conference “New Trends in Societal Security Research in the Nordic Countries”.

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Two new Nordic Centres of Excellence under the Societal Security Programme

27.06.2014

Two Nordic Centres of Excellence under the Nordic Societal Security Programme are financed

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