Nordic research collaboration on societal security

Common challenges, common solutions.

In NordForsk's interdisciplinary research programme on societal security, researchers in the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands collaborate to produce new knowledge about vulnerabilities, resilience and preparedness.

The Nordic societal security programme started in 2013.

The programme is a direct result of the Haga Declaration, the Nordic countries' platform for cooperation on societal security and preparedness.

Several research projects funded by us relates directly to the Nordic Council's strategy on societal security, for example cybersecurity and fire prevention.

The panel of the Nordic IPO Clinic, moderated by Erja Retzén of Nasdaq Nordic (far right).

Key figures:

  • 13 research projects
  • 7 participating countries in and outside of the Nordics
  • 200 researchers
  • NOK 200 million budget


Four ongoing research projects on societal security


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Nordic added value

Research on societal security provides Nordic added value in different ways. For example by:

  • comparing systems and practices in security policy
  • joint knowledge development
  • regional mobility and networking
  • increased critical competence.