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Improving Policy Responses and Outcomes to Socio-Economic Challenges: changing family structures, policy and practice (IPROSEC), Final Report, Contract no: HPSE-CT-1999-00031

Project ID: HPSE-CT-1999-00031
Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS

Abstract

Within the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Union for Research and Technological Development (RTD), the Key Action "Improving the socio-economic knowledge base" carried 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.
Since the launch of the Key Action in 1999 more than 1600 research teams from 38 countries have been mobilised. While most of these collaborative efforts involve researchers from EU countries, the participation of accession countries and new member states is already noteworthy with 189 research teams from these countries.
The Key Action was implemented through the launching of three calls for proposals addressing different but interrelated research themes which contributed to the objectives outlined above. These themes can be regrouped under a certain number of areas of major policy relevance, each of which is addressed by a significant number of projects from a variety of perspectives.

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Record Number: 6067 / Last updated on: 2005-01-17
Category: PROJ
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