NORFACE stands for New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe. On their website they describe themselves as a:
"(P)artnership between fifteen research councils to increase cooperation in research and research policy in Europe. This partnership is built on a history of less formal cooperation and joint activities between the Nordic and UK research councils. NORFACE extends and formalizes this working relationship and provides a framework and a vision for a durable multi-national strategic partnership in research funding and practice, especially within the social sciences. NORFACE receives core funding under the European Union’s ERA-NET scheme (since 2004)."
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