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New Opportunities for Research Funding Co-operation in Europe A Strategy for Social Sciences

Objective

NORFACE is a partnership between twelve national funding agencies, all of which are networked into their own national research communities. Together, they provide the capacity for significant levels of co-operation and exchange. The partners are committed to an ambitious programme of communication, enquiry, sharing of experience and action. This programme will provide a significant test of the capacity of national science systems to work together across borders and to achieve European synergy and convergence. The twelve agencies are research councils for the social sciences, where the challenges of convergence may be even larger than for the natural sciences. The principal aim is to engage with a substantial process of European convergence in both research policy and research practice. A key characteristicof this work will be its integration within the mainstream of the partner organisations and their associated research communities. The chosen instruments are a set of eight areas of activity, including a co-operative decision making system, new forms of communication between researchers and managers in the twelve countries, new levels of transnational co-operative research, shared analyses of best practice in the different research systems, studies of barriers and joint examination of common policy problems. A further objective is improved cross national research; another is new and durable support arrangements for the funding of research in areas of strategic importance. There is also an explicit objective to build a platform of co-operation which can be extended to other European countries and other fields of science. NORFACE is strategically committed not only to enhancing the development of social sciences within the European Research Area (ERA) but also to underpinning the role and contribution of social sciences in the sustainable and cohesive evolution of a knowledge society in Europe.

Call for proposal

ERA-NET/1/CA-SSA
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

ACADEMY OF FINLAND
Address
Vilhonvuorenkatu 6
Helsinki
Finland

Participants (11)

DANISH AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Denmark
Address
Bredgade 40
Copenhagen K
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Kennedyallee 40
Bonn
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue,
Swindon
ESTONIAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Estonia
Address
Endla 4
Tallinn
FUNDACÃO PARA E CIÊNCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Dom Carlos I, 126 - 2
Lisboa
IRISH RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ireland
Address
Brooklawn House, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge
Dublin
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indië 300
The Hague
SLOVENIAN RESEARCH AGENCY
Slovenia
Address
Tivolska Cesta 30
Ljubljana
SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
Address

Stockholm
THE ICELANDIC CENTRE FOR RESEARCH (RANNSOKNAMIDSTOD ISLANDS)
Iceland
Address
Laugavegi 13
Reykjavik
THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY
Norway
Address
St. Hanshaugen
Oslo