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Eleven projects received funding within the international research programme Future Challenges in the Nordics – People, Culture and Society.
What can we do today to ensure a better tomorrow? This is the question examined in the eleven research projects selected for the programme at the end of 2021. Among other things, the researchers take a closer look at the Nordic region’s wealth elites, automated decision-making, the future of Nordic youth in rural regions, and digital border security. Eighty researchers from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark are involved in the projects. SLS is one of a total of six funding bodies.
UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme protects and promotes the dissemination of the world’s document-based and written cultural heritage. SLS’s oldest folk culture collections were elected to the National Memory of the World Register in 2021. The material consists of a total of 544 collections dating from 1874 to 1939. They provide unique insights into folk culture and folk poetry in Swedish Finland, and constitute an important resource for research.Read more