The Nordic Value System - The secrets to success in Nordic funding schemes
“The Nordic Welfare Model: What Can the World Learn?”
Dr. Jon Kvist and Dr. Johan Fritzell Reference https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5922784/
The Norwegian and Nordic value system when it comes to grants, public funding, and EU goals is generally characterized by a commitment to sustainability, equality, innovation, and social welfare. These values are reflected in the priorities and focus areas of grant programs, public funding initiatives, and alignment with EU goals.
In terms of sustainability, grants and public funding in Norway and the Nordic countries often prioritize projects that contribute to environmental protection, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. This aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the European Union’s environmental objectives.
Equality is also a core value in the Nordic grant system, with a focus on promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. Grant programs and public funding initiatives often prioritize projects that aim to reduce inequality, promote diversity, and ensure equal opportunities for all.
Innovation is another key value in the Nordic grant ecosystem, with a focus on fostering research, development, and innovation in various fields, including technology, healthcare, energy, and social welfare. Grant programs and public funding initiatives often prioritize projects that promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity, with a potential for economic growth and societal impact.
Social welfare is also a fundamental value in the Nordic grant system, with a focus on promoting social welfare, quality of life, and well-being for all citizens. Grant programs and public funding initiatives often prioritize projects that aim to improve social services, healthcare, education, and other aspects of the welfare state.
Reference articles for further read:
“The Nordic Model: Prospects and Challenges” by Professor Mary Hilson Reference URL: https://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415409441/
“Nordic Innovations for Sustainable Growth” by Nordic Innovation Reference URL: https://www.nordicinnovation.org/publications/nordic-innovations-sustainable-growth