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Research Center For Social Development

 Contact details
Contact personDennis Holm
Director 
StreetVágsvegur 48 
Address 900 - Vágur (Faroe Islands) 
Phone+298 604 070 
EmailShow Email
Webwww.socdev.fo
Social Media+298 374 476
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)1-10 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Area studies
» Sociology

 Brief description of your activity focus
The Research Center for Social Development is a research center within the social sciences.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The Research in The Research Center for Social Development is usually arranged in projects
spanning from 3 to 5 years. The current program stretches from 2010 to 2015.

The research involves both local Faroese research projects and international projects with foreign
institutions and researchers. Presently The Research Center for Social Development is involved in
two EU-financed projects as well as several smaller projects financed by Nordic foundations. The
center also receives public funding from the government, as well as from private company and
enterprises.

In the program for 2010 to 2015 the projects will focus on these areas:

* Resource management
* Power in society
* Societal development in small nations
* Policy studies and other projects
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Socio-economic development trajectories
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Demographic changes
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 Project participation
 
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleRural Youth Entrepreneurship
AcronymRYE
Project websitehttp://www.northernperiphery.eu/en/projects/show/&tid=95
CoordinatorNorthern Ireland Rural Development Council, Northern Ireland
 
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
FunctionPartner
Project Title“Backmovers”/Tilbageflyttere
CoordinatorÅke Nilsson

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
The Research in The Research Center for Social Development is usually arranged in projects spanning from
3 to 5 years. The current program stretches from 2010 to 2015.

The research involves both local Faroese research projects and international projects with foreign
institutions and researchers. Presently The Research Center for Social Development is involved in two EU-
financed projects as well as several smaller projects financed by Nordic foundations. The center also
receives public funding from the government, as well as from private company and enterprises.

In the program for 2010 to 2015 the projects will focus on these areas:

* Resource management
* Power in society
* Societal development in small nations
* Policy studies and other projects


Present projects

Projects on Faroese fisheries and fisheries in the Nordic conutries.
Project on Backmovers.
NPP-project: Rural Youth and Entrepreneurship.


Finished projects
Recently finished projects (April 2012)
Project on Faroese labour and companies labour policy regarding education

Resarch grants

2012: Grant from the Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) to the project RYE, Rural Youth
Entrepreneurship. Project in cooperation with partners from Northern Ireland, Finnland and Greenland.
Faroese projectleader: Olga Biskopstø.
2010-2011: Grant from NORA to the projected “Backmovers”. Projectleader Per Åke Nilsson.
2010-2011: Grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers to the project “Integrated Maritime Policy”.
Projectleader Jógvan Mørkøre.
2009-2011: Grant from the Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) to the project RRR, Retail in Rural Regions.
Project in cooperation with partners in Iceland, Finnland, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Faroese projectleader: Olga Biskopstø.

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