NORFACE Welfare State Futures

Basic Information

Network WSF
Aim of the joint call This programme will have three major objectives: • To advance globally excellent theoretical and methodological research on welfare state futures, which may be multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and comparative, and which builds synergetically on a pan-European basis. • To motivate and support excellence and capacity building for research on welfare state futures on a cross-national basis throughout the NORFACE countries. • To develop understanding and promote research-based knowledge and insight into welfare state futures for issues of societal, practical and policy relevance, with theoretical foundations but worked on jointly with relevant users and experts.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 01/11/2012
Deadline Pre-Proposal 16/04/2013 Submitted proposal: 183
Deadline Full-Proposal 16/01/2014 Submitted proposal: 46
Evaluation End Date 23/06/2015 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 15
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Sharing competences and associated work
  • Addressing global issues
Research fields
  • Government and social relations
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Austria Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Denmark The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI DCTI)
Estonia Estonian Science Foundation (ETAG)
European Union European Commission (EC)
Finland Academy of Finland (AKA)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany German Research Foundation (DFG)
Iceland Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
Ireland Irish Research Council (IRC)
Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Science Centre (NCN)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Slovenia Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS/SRA)
Sweden Swedish Research Council (VR/SRC)
Sweden Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)
United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
4Is Inequalities, Insurance, Incentives and Immigration: Challen... 01/10/2014 30/09/2017 4
EXELC Exploring Comparative Effectiveness and efficiency in Long-t... 01/04/2015 31/03/2018 4
FACSK Family complexity and social work. A comparative study of fa... 01/01/2015 31/12/2017 3
FPRWS Fairness, personal responsibility and the welfare state 01/04/2015 31/03/2018 4
GIWES Globalisation, Institutions and the Welfare State 01/02/2015 31/01/2018 4
GLOBLABWS Globalisation, Labour Markets, and the Welfare State 01/04/2015 31/03/2018 3
HEALTHDOX The Paradox of Health State Futures 02/02/2015 01/04/2018 7
HESTIA Policies and responses with regard to child abuse and neglec... 16/01/2015 15/01/2018 3
HINEWS Health inequalities in European welfare states 02/02/2015 01/02/2018 4
MIFARE Migrants' Welfare State Attitudes 01/02/2015 31/01/2018 3
MOBILEWELFARE European Welfare Systems in Times of Mobility 01/02/2015 30/06/2018 4
TRANSJUDFARE Transnationalization and the judicialization of welfare 01/01/2015 31/12/2017 4
TRANSWEL Mobile Welfare in a Transnational Europe: An Analysis of Por... 01/02/2015 31/01/2018 4
UPWEB Understanding the practice and developing the concept of wel... 01/01/2015 31/12/2017 4
WELFSOC Our Children 01/02/2015 31/01/2018 5