October 20, 2015 The 2015 Belmont Forum meeting – global collaboration for global challenges

SSEESS, check together with Sida and Formas, represented Sweden amongst the more than 30 organisations that participated in this year’s 3-day Belmont Forum meeting. The event took place in Oslo from 14 to 16 October 2015.

At the 2015 meeting, the Belmont Forum adopted new terms of reference and expanded its global membership even further. There are now 20 full members and several associated and partner organisations to the Belmont Forum. MOST from Taiwan, NWO from the Netherlands and QNRF from Qatar were welcomed as new member organisations. Furthermore, the USGCRP, ICSU, ISSC and IIASA have been elected new partners of the Belmont Forum.

Belmont Forum 2015 Plenary meetingBelmont Forum 2015 Plenary meeting, Oslo; Photo: Dick van der Kroef





SSEESS involvement

Since 2011, SSEESS has been representing the Swedish funders within the SSEESS Partnership – Formas, Forte, Vetenskapsrådet, and Sida .

Magnus Tannerfeldt, Director at SSEESS, represented SSEESS at the 2015 Belmont Forum meeting in Oslo where he was also elected member of the Steering Committee. The full list of the Steering Committee is:

  • Kurt Vandenberghe (co-chair), European Commission, EU
  • Gilberto Camara (co-chair) – FAPESP, Brazil
  • Yoshiko Shirokizawa – JST, Japan
  • Yue-Gau Chen – MOST, Taiwan
  • Kirsten Broch Mathisen – NFR, Norway
  • Gansen Pillay – NRF, South Africa
  • Maria Uhle – NSF, USA
  • Magnus Tannerfeldt – SSEESS, Sweden


About the Belmont Forum

The Belmont Forum is a group of high-level representatives from major funding agencies across the globe and is a member of The Science and Technology Alliance (S&T Alliance), the funders of the new initiative Future Earth. The forum coordinates funding for collaborative research actions (CRAs). These high-priority research activities aim to improve the way funding agencies collaborate with each other and develop opportunities for research.

Please contact Magnus Tannerfeldt for more information on the Belmont Forum and SSEESS involvement.