An independent research foundation dedicated to furthering entrepreneurship and sustainable development through liberal solutions to societal challenges brought on by accelerated globalization and global warming.
FORES’ main activities is to initiate research projects and public debates that will result in concrete reform proposals in relevant policy areas such as:
Market solutions to environmental issues
Harnessing the positive potential of immigration
The role of civil society in entrepreneurship
The flexibility of labour markets
The protection of the civil rights of the individual
Modernising public services
In doing so, FORES relies heavily on a vast network of academics, supported and coordinated by a small core of research managers and communication officers. Papers and books from the Institute are subjected to peer review processes. Researchers and reviewers are drawn from universities and colleges across Sweden, as well as abroad. Studies are empirically oriented in order to be as policy relevant as possible.
The Institute makes full use of new media, with its webpage being the focal point for its communication and dissemination of research findings and public debates. FORES strives to be an interactive forum for all those interested in its activities.
To ensure the independence of the Institute, it is constituted as a foundation with a board of directors composed of academics, experienced former politicians, businesspeople and opinion leaders. The founders of FORES are the Swedish Centre Party, the Bertil Ohlin Institute and Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan.
The FORES board consists of experienced people from different professional and political background. The composition of the board guarantees a strong independence from special interests and partisan politics.