This project empirically and theoretically explores how increasing levels of diversity in the personnel of Nordic security forces (military, police and security organizations) relate to changing perceptions of trust and security, both within these organizations and in their broader interactions with society.
NordForsk is announcing phase two of its call for proposals under the Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research. The top 55 pre-proposals from phase one of the call are being invited to submit full proposals under phase two. The application deadline is 28 May 2020.
The ambition of the proposed NORDICORE Centre of Excellence is to create knowledge that will further advance gender balance and diversity in research and innovation. The future of the Nordic knowledge economy depends on our ability to attract the most highly qualified men and women to excel in the field of research and research based innovation. At a time where scientific excellence and international competition is increasing in significance and our welfare states are under ever greater pressure, it is crucial to produce solid knowledge on which to base further policies and practices in the field.
NordForsk welcomes the recent statement on gender equality in academia made by the Young Academies of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Lithuania. The purpose of the joint statement is to identify initiatives and strategies that may improve gender equality in academia.
NordForsk received 218 applications in response to the call for proposals under the Joint Nordic-UK Research Programme on Migration and Integration with a deadline of 15 November 2018. The UK is represented in a large share of the projects, demonstrating that researchers in the Nordic countries and the UK see great value in working together, says NordForsk Director Arne Flåøyen.
This report summarises key research findings and their implications for educational policies in the Nordic countries. It concludes the first phase of the programme, which has entered into a second phase focusing on bridging the gap between research and practice.
Professor Allan Krasnik fears enormous economic and social problems for the Nordic society if the integration of refugees and migrants is not successful. “The Nordic welfare model is based on equality and solidarity, and there is an impending risk of rising inequality and conflict in society if refugees receive inferior services,” claims Professor Krasnik.
Would it be of relevance for the Nordic countries to launch research cooperation relating to migration? Yes, thinks Tuomas Martikainen of the Migration Institute of Finland. He has led the work with NordForsk's most recent policy paper, an overview of existing knowledge in the area of migration and integration.