The call forms part of the NordForsk research programme on societal security and will fund research projects that focuses on what is frequently referred to as the global megatrends.

The aim of the Nordic Societal Security Programme is to develop new knowledge about and solutions for the many aspects of societal security affecting the Nordic countries. The programme will give priority to linking research and practice and the involvement of various types of end-users is encouraged to help to strengthen the knowledge.

In the research proposals one or more of the following areas must be addressed: 

  • The relationship between climate change and efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and build capacities for societal security in the Nordic region. 
  • The ramifications of technological advancements in society and the benefits and challenges this entails for the trans-boundary working field of societal security. 
  • Consequences for national and international governance of societal security in relation to the future needs of the Nordic nations.  

Applicants are invited to apply for funding to establish a Nordic research project with a budget of maximum NOK 12 million and a duration of up to four years.  

The Nordic Societal Security Programme is a collaborative effort between the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, Research Council of Norway, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís), Academy of Finland, Danish Emergency Management Agency, and the Finnish Ministry of Interior.

For more information, visit the NordForsk website.