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Socio-economic sciences & humanities and science in society in 2007 - Highlights of the year

Funded under: FP7-SSH


Researchers were invited to submit proposals that addressed issues relating to seven research areas (grouped into two major themes):
Knowledge-based society and social cohesion
1. Improving generation, distribution and use of knowledge;
2. Options and choices for the development of a knowledge-based society;
3. Variety of paths towards a knowledge society;
Citizenship, democracy and new forms of governance
4. Implications of European integration and enlargement;
5. New forms of governance;
6. Resolution of conflicts and restoration of peace;
7. New forms of citizenship and cultural identities;
One additional research area of a horizontal nature
8. Actions to promote the European Research Area in social sciences and humanities and their contribution to the knowledge-based society in Europe.
Of the 594 proposals submitted to Calls for Proposals, 169 projects received funding. These included 34 Networks of Excellence and Integrated Projects (approximately EUR 142 million), 120 Specific Targeted Research Projects and Coordination Actions (EUR 118.5 million), and 15 Specific Support Actions (EUR 5.5 million).
Additionally, Priority 8 “Policy Support and Anticipating Scientific and Technological Needs” aimed at financing projects whose main objectives were to support specific policies and related activities. The priority was organized around three major research areas:
1. sustainable management of Europe’s natural resources;
2. providing health, security and opportunity to the people of Europe;%l3. underpinning the economic potential and cohesion of a larger and more integrated European Union.
As a result, 18 projects were approved in areas related to crime, migration and refugee lows (research area 2), as well as competition policies, sustainable development and trade policies, and improving the quality of European statistics (research area 3).

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. 109 pp, free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-81-07-120-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-07585-8
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