Core research areas
- Market based welfare, focusing on financialization processes, consumer debt and non-state procurement of welfare services.
- Sustainable consumption, centering on environmental impacts of consumption and consumers participation in a green transition.
- Digitalization of everyday life, looking at consumption of and through digital media,
- Clothing and food, looking at consumption history and culture, procurement processes and consumption practices related to these product groups.
Horizon 2020-projects coordinated by SIFO
Food2Gather: Exploring foodscapes as public places for integration
FOOD2GATHER investigates the roles food play in creating public spaces, shaping opportunities for communication and relations between places and the peoples that inhabit it (so-called host-societies, refugees, displaced populations, newcomers, etc.), thus creating conditions for living together.
Plateforms: Enabling sustainable food practices through socio-technical innovation
The Research Project PLATEFORMS aims to produce in-depth knowledge on how food practices in the home are affected by innovations in food provisioning platforms.
Horizon 2020-projects with SIFO as partner
The objective of SafeConsume is to reduce health burden from foodborne illnesses.
Strength2Food: Food quality for sustainability and health
Strength2Food assesses the impacts, exchanges knowledge, and informs policy making on sustainable food chains.
The aim of Organic-PLUS is minimising, and eventually phasing out contentious inputs from certified organic agriculture.
GoNano: Governing Nanotechnologies through Societal Engagement
The EU-funded GoNano project enables co-creation between citizens, researchers, industry, civil society organisations, and policy makers across Europe to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and concerns.
Policy Evaluation Network (PEN) – Public policies addressing health-related behaviours in Europe
The Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL) brings together 26 countries that align research programming and fund new research to prevent or minimise diet-related chronic diseases.
Projects funded by Research Council Norway
LASTING: Sustainable prosperity through product durability
How can the lifespans of consumer goods be increased?
Relinking the weak link. Building resilient digital households through interdisciplinary and multilevel exploration and intervention
What roles do socio-technical practices and infrastructures play in shaping security risks in technologies of the home and what tools and intervensions can be developed to enable digitally resilient households?