Thx for your idea, and yes, It could be really interesting to try to get EU fundings. I know from experience that It is a very hard job to do, and our resources here are very limited, so I can’t promise to put much work into this, at least not until we see how interesed people are. What we probably need is someone willing to take the lead and then a strong supportive group. In the Faroes we we do have a office, which can help on practical issues. We do also have a youth researcher – Firouz Gaini – who might be interested in doing this kind of research. So if there is an interest from more of us, we will join as best as we can.
Dear GENDER AND MOBILITY- friends.
Today I have been to a meeting about EU-financing projects. The last data for applications in the 7th frame programme of EU is January 31st 2013. Some of the themes they want to finance is demography, migration and youth (point 3 and 4).
I am thinking that we now have a very good network that could enable us to succeed in this tough EU-competition.
Our job will be to make a very good proposal. We can use parts of the Mobile Lifestyles and apply it to our various countries. We can get help here to fill out the forms and make the budgets (among others from Bjørg from Norway and Torbjørg from Iceland who know much about EU and TORUNN is indispensable in making budgets).
Are there some interests out there? That also mean that we have to do a job? Who are willing to put work into this.
On my part, I do not promise anything, but I will just see if there are some interests among our group. We in Tromsø can also be partners and some of you the main applicant.
Best wishes from SIRI