Under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ budget, the Government has proposed an increase in funding for Norwegian research on European issues from NOK 4.5 to 5.7 million. This represents an increase of 20 percent.
“Developments in the EU and European integration are highly significant for Norway and Norwegian society in a wide range of areas. The Government will therefore continue to promote the development of a strong research community on European issues in Norway,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.
Since the 1990s Norwegian researchers have gained international recognition for their in-depth research on European integration and its consequences. Norwegian research on European issues has helped to promote public debate in Norway, enhance education at various levels and strengthen the knowledge base for Norway’s European policy.