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Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society
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Main objectives:

Providing a sound scientific base for the management of the transition towards a European knowledge based society, conditioned by national, regional and local policies and by decision making by individual citizens, families and other societal units.

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Thematic areas:

:: Knowledge based society and social cohesion

  • improving generation, distribution and use of knowledge
  • options and choices for the development of a knowledge-based society
  • variety of paths towards a knowledge society
:: Citizenship, democracy and new forms of governance
  • implications of European integration and enlargement
  • new forms of governance
  • resolution of conflicts and restoration of peace
  • new forms of citizenship and cultural identities

The indicative budget allocated to the Thematic Priority Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society for the duration of FP6 is EUR 247 million .

Links to previous activities:

Work undertaken on FP5 related to this area can be found under the Horizontal Programme Improving human research potential & the socio-economic knowledge-base at