New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE) is a collaborative partnership of national research funding agencies in Europe and beyond.

NORFACE offers unique opportunities for participating funding agencies by developing common research funding instruments, thus creating opportunities for facilitating and building new networks of research collaboration in the social sciences.

Since 2004, NORFACE has received core funding through the European Commission’s ERA-NET scheme. This highly topical and policy-relevant theme offers an approach from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, enables and encourages multi-disciplinarity and offers a fruitful area for a pan-European approach with opportunities for comparison.