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This theme provided the means to include perspectives from social, societal and economic sciences on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The objective was to develop a better understanding of the challenges, impacts and opportunities associated with the deployment and use of new IST solutions whether in everyday life, at work or in business. This includes studying the interplay between a broad range of technological, human, social, economic, environmental and policy issues that critically impact effective use and adoption of new IST solutions and developing novel approaches aimed at identifying and quantifying the many new facets and trends of the Information Society and the emerging digital economy. Emphasis was on the macro-economic dimension of the Information Society and on challenges relating to usability and broad adoption of IST solutions with a particular emphasis on design requirements, skill requirements and policy requirements as they relate to job creation, equal opportunities and social inclusion.
Work in this area complemented and supported socio-economic research on more focused work areas of the programme.
- (email removed) (DG Information Society)
Projects & Clusters
This theme encompassed three calls and resulted in 18 projects having a combined funding support of ~22M.
|2000||Call 3||CPA7 Socio-Economic Analysis and Indicators||9 projects|
|2000||Call 5||4 Projects|
|2001||Call 6||5 Projects|
The table below lists all the projects in this theme, the call they resulted from, a project reference and acronym. Project titles will be displayed if you hover over the project acronyms and links are provided to the CORDIS project-fact-sheet database.
- the Presidency's Conclusions of the Lisbon European Council and the eEurope initiative .
- Joint Commission Presidency Benchmarking methodology paper for the Expert Meeting on eEurope
- Current IST projects relevant to e-Europe Benchmarks
- Improving Human Research Potential and the Social Economic Knowledge Base ( link )
- Other activities on Socio-economic research in the IST Programme ( link )