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Contacts for multilateral cooperation

The Research Council has appointed contact persons for multilateral cooperation.

Collaboration on research policies

OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

Contacts at RCN:
Randi Søgnen Director +47 22 03 75 06 rs@forskningsradet.no
Other sites:
OECD

Science Europe

Science Europe is an association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO), based in Brussels.

Contacts at RCN:
Terje Emblem Special Adviser 22 03 72 27 tem@forskningsradet.no
Other sites:
Science Europe

The European Network of Innovation Agencies - Taftie

Through TAFTIE a group of 25 organisations from 23 European countries has established an intense collaboration in the field of the implementation of national technology Programmes.

Contacts at RCN:
Cathinka Holtermann Senior Adviser 22 03 74 76 cho@forskningsradet.no
Other sites:
Taftie

Financing - Network - Mobility - Vision

European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research - COST

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is an intergovernmental framework that provides funding for initiatives to promote scientific collaboration and network-building between researchers in 36 countries.

Contacts at RCN:
Trude Dypvik Senior Adviser +47 22 03 73 10 tdy@forskningsradet.no
More information:
COST

the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training.

Contacts at RCN:
Jan Monteverde Haakonsen Special Adviser +47 22 03 72 54 jha@forskningsradet.no
Other sites:
EADI

European Research Area - ERA

The objective of the ERA-NET scheme is to step up the cooperation and coordination of research activities carried out at national or regional level in the Member States and Associated States.

Contacts at RCN:
Kristin Danielsen International Director 22 03 72 58 kd@forskningsradet.no
More information:
European Research Area (ERA)

EURAXESS

The EURAXESS Services Network in Norway consists of research institutions, which assist mobile researchers.

Other sites:
EURAXESS

EUREKA and EUROSTARS

EUREKA is a Europe-wide network for market-oriented industrial R&D and innovation. EUROSTARS is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission that is specifically targeted towards research-intensive SMEs.

Contacts at RCN:
Inga Elizabeth Bruskeland Senior Adviser 22 03 71 85 ieb@forskningsradet.no
More information:
EUREKA

Europe (incl. EEA-agreement)

Norway participates actively in efforts to establish Europe as a world-leading region for research and innovation - European Research Area/ERA.

Contacts at RCN:
Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad Senior Adviser awh@forskningsradet.no
More information:
Europe

International research infrastructures

With state of the art research infrastructure at its disposal, the Norwegian research community can ensure adequate recruitment of new researchers, as well as promote Norway as an attractive partner for international research cooperation.

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Infrastructure

International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research (INTPART)

INTPART will fund partnerships between Norwegian higher education and research institutions and excellent partners in prioritized counties.

Contacts at RCN:
Berit Johne Special Adviser bj@forskningsradet.no
Other sites:
INTPART (programme website)

The International Social Science Council (ISSC)

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) represents the social, behavioural, and economic sciences at a global level, and aims to bring the best social science to bear on the biggest social challenges of our times.

Contacts at RCN:
Jon Holm Special Adviser 22 03 73 95 joh@forskningsradet.no
Other sites:
ISSC

Nordic cooperation

There is a longstanding tradition of research cooperation between the Nordic countries. The organisation of Nordic collaboration in research and innovation rests on two main pillars, NordForsk and NICe.

More information:
Nordic cooperation

UNESCO-MOST

MOST (Management of Social Transformations) is UNESCOs program to fosters and promotes social science research.

Contacts at RCN:
Jan Monteverde Haakonsen Special Adviser +47 22 03 72 54 jha@forskningsradet.no
Other sites:
MOST-programme, Norway and UNESCO