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Democratic and Effective Governance, Planning and Administration (DEMOS)

Deadline Announcement
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NOK 25 million for Researcher Projects in the fields of democratic and effective governance, planning and public administration Choose
Planned NOK 20 million for collaboration projects within planning research Choose


The DEMOS programme (2015–2024) is a policy-oriented programme designed to expand the knowledge base for democratic and effective governance, planning and public administration. The programme will support cross-level, cross-sectoral research that provides a basis for knowledge-based policies within the public sector.

The DEMOS programme will encourage the development of highly competent research groups that participate in the international forefront in the programme’s thematic priority areas.

Four thematic priority areas are set out in the work programme:

  1. Internationalisation, the state and local democracy
  2. Integration and sectorisation;
  3. Regions and urbanisation;
  4. Welfare state services and service providers.

The questions addressed within the individual thematic priority areas are closely interrelated. The programme is seeking research that extends across the individual areas, when this is relevant, and that addresses connections or more overarching topics and research questions that involve more than one of these areas.

Thematic priority area 1: Internationalisation, the state and local democracy also includes democracy at the national level.

Projects with funding

At present, these projects have received funding from the DEMOS-programme. The overview provides access to summaries and other key information on all the projects under the programme. (The overview may contain information in Norwegian.)

This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Norwegian research organisations (see the document Definition and specification of the concept "research organisation" in the column at the right-hand side of the page).



Overall budget:

Approximately NOK 300 million for the 2015–2024 period.

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