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Published: 25.01.2017

International relations

Research Council Faroe Islands offers support when applying to several international programmes.

Horizon Europe

The Faroe Islands have been an associated country to the European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation since 2010.

On the 24th of May 2022 the association agreement on the participation of the Faroe Islands to Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme (2021-2027), was signed in Brussels. Faroese researchers, innovators and research entities can now participate in the €95.5 billion programme on equal terms with entities from the EU Member States.

Research Council Faroe Islands hosts the National Contact Points. A service to the R&I community and a link between Faroe Islands and the European Commission.  

ERAC

ERAC (European Research Area Committee) is a strategic policy advisory body whose function is to assist the European Commission and the Council of the European Union in performing the tasks incumbent on these institutions in the sphere of research and technological development.

All research councils in EU member states and other countries participating in the EU research cooperation are represented in ERAC.

The Faroe Islands have observer status in ERAC. Annika Sølvará, director of Research Council Faroe Islands, represents the Faroe Islands in ERAC.

ESFRI 

ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach.

All research councils in EU member states and other countries participating in the EU research cooperation are represented in ESFRI.

The Faroe Islands have observer status in ESFRI. Annika Sølvará, director of Research Council Faroe Islands, represents the Faroe Islands in ESFRI.

NordForsk

NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers which provides funding for and facilitates Nordic cooperation on research and research infrastructure.

The NordForsk Board includes representatives of the largest national research funding agencies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, a representative for Nordic University Cooperation (NUS), as well as observers from the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland and the Nordic Council of Ministers. 

Annika Sølvará, director of Research Council Faroe Islands, represents the Faroe Islands in NordForsk.

EURAXESS

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. It supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

EURAXESS has Service Centres in 42 countries serving mobile researchers.

EURAXESS Faroe Islands is part of the EURAXESS network. EURAXESS Faroe Islands has Service Centres at Research Council Faroe Islands and the University of the Faroe Islands and Contact Points in most public research institutions and in the industry.  

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