Forte carries out several long-term initiatives and strategic collaborations. Many of these are conducted in collaboration with other funding agencies and organisations.
National Research Programmes
The Swedish Government established seven national research programmes in the 2016 national research proposal. The programmes are ten-year initiatives that will contribute to solving prioritised societal challenges and strengthening collaborations between those performing the research, those funding the research and stakeholders in society. Forte is responsible for two of the programmes, Applied Welfare Research and Working Life Research.
The quality, organisation and processes of welfare
In the 2016 research proposal, Forte was commissioned to carry through a specific initiative on the quality, organisation and processes of welfare. The initiative aims at providing a scientifically substantiated knowledge base about the organisation and governance of health care and social services.
The Social Fund’s Platform for Sustainable Working Life
During the period 2017–2019, Forte is cooperating with the Swedish ESF Council, which administers the European Social Fund, in a thematic platform for promoting sustainable working life. The platform is intended to promote a more efficient implementation of the European Social Fund in Sweden by gathering knowledge from the fund’s development projects and relating to existing knowledge and research.
Forte supports a number of research centres through centre grants, at present thirteen. They constitute a type of funding with a higher annual amount and longer duration and are restricted to the most prominent research environments.
Forte is a partner of the Vinnvård Research Programme. Vinnvård supports research projects and researchers that want to increase collaboration between healthcare, social care, research and industry, to make sure research gets into practice. The programme, which started in 2006, covers a total of 150 MSEK, 20 research projects, a fellowship programme and PhD Courses.