The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life, and Welfare, Forte, has accepted Nordregio as an official administrating organisation, opening up opportunities for collaboration between the two organisations.
“To qualify Nordregio has proven not only that we can guarantee academic freedom but that we ensure the results are freely available. We are grateful to Forte for recognising Nordregio as a research institution with high standards, “ stated Rolf Elmér, Director of Nordregio.
Forte funds research within three main fields: health, working life, and welfare. In health, the focus is on both public and individual health, and within the working life area, it includes studies on the labour market, work organisation and work-related health issues. Within welfare, Forte funds research on social policy and social insurance objectives, laws and institutions, and how they affect the welfare system.
Nordregio conducts research in all these fields and a recent example includes a project that looks at the efficiency of digital interventions to counteract the loneliness of older people. We have also looked at how to integrate immigrants into the Nordic labor markets and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the development of digital health care and social care in the Nordics.
This acceptance by Forte follows Nordregio’s acknowledgement as an official administration organisation by the Swedish Research Council last year.