NordForsk funds research into long-term effects of Covid-19 on wellbeing of children and young people

31 May 2023

NordForsk has today made the funding decisions in a new Nordic research programme on the long-term effects of the pandemic on children and young people’s welfare. In the call, which was based on an initiative by the Academy of Finland, researchers were encouraged to propose interdisciplinary research projects taking advantage of the opportunities for comparative approaches created by the different pandemic strategies in the Nordic countries. The aim is to pool Nordic knowledge, Nordic experiences and Nordic funding to jointly enable research that strives to find concrete solutions to strengthen wellbeing among children and young people. By allowing young people to be heard, the goal is to find ways to better prepare for future societal crises.

NordForsk received a total of 63 applications. Based on peer-review, eight Nordic research projects receive funding. The total amount of funding is around 7.4 million euros (88 million Norwegian kroner). Among the funded researchers are Finnish researchers from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, the University of Oulu and Tampere University.

Read more: New research projects on children and young people in the post-pandemic Nordics

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You can read more about the background of the programme in the Academy’s blog. At the Academy of Finland, the programme is implemented as a collaboration between the SRC programmes Pandemics as a challenge for society PANDEMICS and Children and young people - healthy, thriving and capable makers of the future YOUNG as well as the Academy Programme Pandemics and Other Crises – Response and preparedness RESILIENCE.

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