Forte funds Swedish researchers in European research collaborations, and  participates in various research programmes, committees, projects and networks in the European research arena. Read more about our European collaboration below.

Horizon Europe – the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Horizon Europe is the EU framework programme for research and innovation, for the period 2021–2027. Forte is a member of the Swedish organisation for Horizon 2020 and participates in two programme committees. We highlight current knowledge needs in our areas, health, working life and welfare. The common thread in Forte’s work in Horizon Europe is the social dimension of sustainable development. The principle “no one left behind” in the 2030 Agenda is an important reminder when research and innovation initiatives are designed. Read more about Forte in Horizon Europe »

Joint programming – An initiative within the European Research Area (ERA)

The Joint Programming initiative gives EU member countries a collective force to face some of the societal challenges of today. Together, the member countries develop and lead joint research strategies and implement initiatives in selected strategic areas.

Joint Programming is an initiative that contributes to the European Research Area (ERA) – a Europe in which scientific knowledge, technology and researchers circulate freely. To realise ERA, there is a system of scientific research programmes and activities which promotes free circulation and consolidation of the scientific resources of the EU member countries. Read more about ERA

Forte is involved in two initiatives within the Joint Programming initiative:

Joint Programme More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL) – Research into the challenges and opportunities arising from a growing proportion of older people in our population. Read more about MYBL

Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) – Research aimed at identifying the causes of neurodegenerative diseases, developing cures and identifying types of care for patients. Read more about JPND

More information about Joint Programming

Initiatives for research infrastructure

To ensure that European research is of a high quality and can meet the needs of society, there needs to be material to base research on. Providing support for research infrastructure within our areas of responsibility forms an important aspect of Forte’s international work. We work to promote research infrastructure in Europe through participation in:

LIS Cross-National Data Center – A non-profit organisation that operates a comparative international database with information on income relationships in different countries. The database will help Europe to better understand the variations in income between countries. Read more about LIS

Council for Research Infrastructures– A council within the Swedish Research Council that works to increase international collaboration on research infrastructure. Read more about the Council for Research Infrastructures

Science Europe

Science Europe is an association of research funding bodies and research performing organisations in Europe, where Forte has an active role.  The asociation work to strengthen European research and facilitate cooperation between different research actors. Read more about Science Europe

NORFACE – Social and behavioural sciences research

The NORFACE network (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe) consists of a partnership of national research funding bodies from 16 European countries focusing on research in the social and behavioural sciences. Forte and the Swedish Research Council are Sweden’s representatives in NORFACE. Learn more about NORFACE