Nordic Research Cooperation in the coming European Research Landscape: Strategies for Added Value

The main framework for research priorities in Europe are set in the EU, and the future European research and innovation policy is now being designed. This development will have wide-ranging implications for Nordic researchers and policymakers – as well as for Nordic research cooperation. At this critical juncture, NordForsk will bring together key stakeholders from the Nordic countries and the EU, with expertise in national, regional or international research policy development and -collaboration, through three workshops this year.

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Oslo, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo 26.05.2011 fra 11:00 til 16:00



+47 905 37 041

Background material for the workshops will be inter alia the three policy briefs that were developed for NordForsk by NIFU and Technopolis in 2010 (Enhancing the Effectiveness of Nordic Research Cooperation, Nordic contributions in developing the ERA, Rethinking Nordic Added Value in Research).

The workshop May 26th will focus on the concept ‘Nordic Added Value’ in research cooperation, taking note of the EU-Commission’s development of the future Common Strategic Framework (CSF) for research and innovation financing. The workshop will contain a mixture of presentations of national (Nordic) responses to the CSF, as well as elaborations on the concept ‘Nordic Added Value’ in research cooperation by Dr. Erik Arnold (Technopolis). There will also be time discussions in smaller groups.

See the programme here

The seminar is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses/dinner. Drinks will be served following the workshop, and all attendees are welcome to join us for dinner at 19.30 in central Oslo. A detailed program will be distributed.

For further information please contact Marianne Røgeberg (NordForsk):, or Rachel Sweetman (NIFU):

Sign up for the seminar here!

NordForsk is working with NIFU (The Nordic institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education) in planning this workshop, and NIFU’s annual conference is taking place in Oslo on Friday 27th May. The event will focus on Nordic-level knowledge policy and benchmarking of knowledge policies.  If you would like to attend, to make best use of your trip, please contact

Hotel: We have reserved a number of rooms at Rica Holberg Hotel (close to Litteraturhuset), tel. + 47 23157200, from May26th - May 27th. If you wish to stay overnight, please book your room as soon as possible, and refer to booking number 9304578.