Children with cerebral palsy receive good help thanks to a comprehensive follow-up programme which is based on unique Nordic health data, but treatment options vary depending on where in the Nordics they live.
Green public spaces such as parks, cemeteries and forests are important resources for improving physical health and well-being, and preventing disease. That’s also what preliminary results from a Nordic research project show.
The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) received 106 applications under the call for funding for NOS-HS Exploratory Workshops 2022. The NOS-HS committee has now selected the 33 projects that will receive funding.
The Nordics are getting older, while state-funded care for the elderly is being cut. An increasing proportion of older people are paying for care privately or relying on their family members and partners to take responsibility. Is the welfare state no longer able to take care of its own citizens?
Remote work and hybrid workplaces became common during the pandemic. NordForsk has now awarded funding for five projects that will investigate how these and other developments affect future working life.
Project owners from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have submitted a total of 63 applications to NordForsk in this latest call for proposals. The gender split in the project owners is roughly two-thirds men to one-third women.
Climate change will affect agriculture and food and feed reliability in the Nordic-Baltic region in several ways. Now, seven new research projects are seeking to make agricultural production more sustainable.
Around 40 percent of the project leaders who have sent applications are female, and around 60 percent are men. All Nordic countries including the Åland Islands, Greenland and the Faroe Islands are represented in the pile of applications.
We legitimise international engagement and intervention on humane grounds, but there are also some strong vested interests as well as branding at stake, says a researcher behind a new book on Nordic policy on justice.