NordFork has awarded NOK 87 million to seven research projects, which will create collaborations between institutions of Nordic countries and the United Kingdom. The funding comes from the Joint Nordic-UK research programme for integration and migration, where Forte is one of the co-financiers.

The purpose of the programme and the call is to create collaborations between the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom, and to be able to counter the challenges of increased migration.

Forte and six other research councils in the Nordic region and the UK are funding the announcement. Seven research projects have each been awarded up to NOK 13 million.

A total of 218 applications were received in the call. Maria Lähteenmäki, chair of the programme committee for Joint the Nordic-British Research Programme for Integration and Migration claims that it shows the relevance of the programme and the high value of collaborate cross institutions and countries.

The seven projects awarded funding are:

Relational Well-being in the Lives of Refugee Young People in Finland, Norway and the UK

Project leader: Ravi KS Kohli, University of Bedfordshire (UK)

Migrants and Solidarities: Negotiating Deservingness in Welfare Micropublics

Project leader: Mette Louise Berg, University College London (UK)

Making it Home: An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration – MaHoMe

Project leader: Fran Lloyd, Kingston University (UK)

Teaching that Matters for Migrant Students: Understanding Levers of Integration in Scotland, Finland and Sweden

Project leader: Nataša Pantić, University of Edinburgh (UK)

Life at the Frontier: The Impact of Social Frontiers on the Social Mobility and Integration of Migrants

Project leader: Gwilym Pryce, University of Sheffield (UK)

Structural, Cultural and Social Integration among Youth: A Multidimensional Comparative Project

Project leader: Carina Mood, Stockholm University (Sweden)

Effects of Externalisation: EU Migration Management in Africa and the Middle East

Project leader: Are John Knudsen, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) (Norway)


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