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
Forte is commissioned by the Swedish Government to implement three national research programmes. 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.
Research on domestic violence and honor-related violence
In August 2021, Forte was given a special government assignment to map research on men’s violence against women, domestic violence and honor-related violence and opression. The assignment is part of the government’s package of measures to strengthen preventive work and combat men’s violence against women.
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 2017–2021, Forte was cooperating with the Swedish ESF Council, which administers the European Social Fund, in a thematic platform for promoting sustainable working life. The platform was 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.