Future Challenges in the Nordics

This century, we will face a range of societal challenges both in the Nordic countries and globally. Future Challenges in the Nordics – People, Culture and Society is a seven-year research programme that will provide the basis for unique cooperation where the goal is to offer new information for decision-makers.

The research programme funds humanities and social science research in areas that pose major challenges, both socially and culturally, for people in the Nordics. The research projects represent everything from digital health and law to climate research and cultural studies.

The programme runs between 2021 and 2027 and is funded by the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Stiftelsen Brita Maria Renlunds minne and The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity.

Eleven projects have been selected for funding as part of the research programme. Four take place at universities in Finland and seven at universities or independent research foundations in Sweden. Researchers from Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are representing around thirty different research fields. The total amount of financing is about 10.5 million euros. The objective for the research conducted within the Future Challenges in the Nordics programme is to benefit society by producing accessible knowledge that can inform citizens and decision-makers when they look for ways to face the challenges.

The Future Challenges programme funds humanities and social science research in areas that pose major challenges with a total amount of 10.5 million euros.

Read more about the Future Nordics programme