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Within the Fifth Community RTD Framework Programme of the European Union (1998-2002), the Key Action "Improving the socio-economic knowledge base" had broad and ambitious objectives, namely: to improve our understanding of the structural changes taking place in European society, to identify ways of managing these changes and to promote the active involvement of European citizens in shaping their own futures. A further important aim was to mobilise the research communities in the social sciences and humanities at the European level and to provide scientific support to policies at various levels, with particular attention to EU policy fields.
This Key Action had a total budget of 155 Million Euro and was implemented through three Calls for proposals. As a result, 185 projects involving more than 1600 research teams from 38 countries have been selected for funding and have carried out their research between 1999 and 2002.
Most of these projects are now finalised and results are systematically published in the form of a Final Report.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21602 EN (2006), 127 pp. Euro: 15
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-21602-EN-S The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-01930-9
Record Number: 200719326 / Last updated on: 2007-07-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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