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The Europe in Transition research initiative (EUROPA) seeks to encourage high-quality research on European developments at Norwegian research institutions, generate new insight into transition processes in Europe and their effects, and thereby also provide a knowledge base for the development of Norway’s European policy. The initiative spans a 10-year period, from 2007 to 2017.
Phase 1 of the Europe in Transition research initiative began in 2007, and three projects received grant awards for a period of five years. The budget for phase 1 was NOK 60 million. Phase 2 of the initiative began in 2013, and thus far two projects have received grant awards for a period of five years. The budget for the first call for proposals under phase 2 was NOK 48 million. This is the second call under phase 2, and has a budget of NOK 11 million.
The Europe in Transition research initiative (2007-2017/1) encompasses the four following thematic priority areas:
- Law and democracy in Europe;
- Economic development and integration;
- Cultural change processes;
- Foreign and security policy in Europe.
The thematic priority areas are reviewed in greater detail in the document “Europe in Transition – phase 2: 2013-2017: Academic and thematic basis”.
The following two main areas will be covered under phase 2 of the initiative:
Universities, university colleges, independent research institutes and other research institutions.
2013 - 2017/18