With a funding portfolio of 21 independent projects, the NordForsk Research Initiative on Societal Security has contributed to our collective understanding of contemporary threats and societal challenges.
The extreme weather event Storm Hans was an example of the possible consequences of climate change for critical infrastructure such as roads and railway lines. A Nordic research project offers solutions on how to prevent such destruction in the future.
The Nordics are renowned for being proactive in combatting extremism, and this is mainly due to the co-operation between schools, social services and the police. However, in Sweden they believe that exchange of information can undermine trust.
Six projects will explore the medium to long-term consequences beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in order to better prepare for the next crisis and two projects will provide knowledge for handling the societal security consequences of an antimicrobial resistance crisis.