Promotion of European research results to European policy
The exploitation of the results of recent and ongoing research projects in European policy domains has been a very important element of the successive research programmes in the social sciences and the humanities (namely TSER 1995-1999, and the Socio-economic research key action 1998-2002). To further promote this exploitation, a process was established to review emerging and current policy directions in particular areas, look through the overall research portfolio for pertinent findings, conclusions and lessons, and develop policy briefing reports in the following domains:
- Employment and unemployment
- Social exclusion (poverty, social stratification) and Social security systems linked with pensions
- Social indicators and social sciences infrastructures
- Citizenship and identity
- Education, Inequalities and Social Exclusion
- Information Society
- Quality of work
- European identity and the relationship between European secular state and religious communities
and research policy
- Regional policy
- Sustainable development
- Science, Society and Governance
- Framework conditions and intra-firm dynamics
- Higher Education
Clusters of Projects
In order to improve both the policy and scientific impact of the research conducted in EU socio-economic research programmes some projects have been brought together in clusters around themes of policy relevance, in order to integrate complementary research outputs, to take advantage of synergies, provide critical mass of results, consolidate results and findings, and improve confidence and impact on policy as well as on science.
"Social cohesion, the organisation of work and Information & Communication Technologies: Drawing out the lessons of the TSER research programme and the Key Action on socio-economic research"
"Labour, Organisation and Competence in National Innovation Systems".
work and Welfare
and Training Thematic website