This NordForsk Policy Brief is about the idea of ‘Nordic Added Value’, namely the justificationfor acting at the Nordic level, in relation to research. It explores the changing meanings of the ‘added value’ of cooperation in research at both the Nordic and European levels. It shows that the Nordic cooperation in practice already strong and considers the implications of possible futures on the continuing value and effectiveness of the cooperation. It makes a number of policy suggestions for increasing the strength and effectiveness of the Nordic cooperation in the future.
This interim report is based on the work of the Nordic Research Infrastructure Network NRIN. NRIN was
established in September 2009 as a joint Nordic network amongst key actors involved in research
infrastructure policy at national level. The network is funded by NordForsk, that also assisted with secretariat
This survey conducted among participants in Nordic research network and research training course activities in the 1999-2005 period shows that 90% of the project participants continue collaborating after Nordic funding has ended