Eleven projects have been selected for funding as part of the research programme, Future Challenges in the Nordics – People, Culture and Society. The projects represent everything from digital health and law to climate research and cultural studies. The total amount of financing is about 10.5 million euros.
The project Demography and Democracy – Healthy Ageing in a Digital World, run by Helena Sandberg and Fredrika Thelandersson focuses on how people over the age of 75 have access to digital healthcare services. The aim is to prevent digitalisation leading to differences in health and digital gaps among the older population in the Nordics. The project takes place at Lund University and involves researchers from Sweden, Denmark and Finland working in the fields of communication studies, digital health, sociology of health and illness, social work and gerontology. The project leader is Helena Sandberg, Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies, Lund University along with scholars from Denmark and Finland. The project is financed by Familjen Kamprads stiftelse and was granted 990,000 euro for four years.
Future Challenges in the Nordics – People, Culture and Society is a seven-year research programme that stimulates research within humanities and social sciences in the Nordics. The programme focuses on the large societal challenges of the 21st century and how those challenges are understood and handled within the Nordic societies. The research programme is financed by the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Stiftelsen Brita Maria Renlunds minne, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity.