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European Union - Supported research in Social Sciences and Humanities, 1998-2005, Draft version, EUR 21538

Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS


Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) addressing major EU societal challenges has been part of EU research policy since 1994:
- Under the 4th Framework Programme, the "Targeted Socio-economic Research Programme - TSER" (1994/1998), with a budget of 112 Million Euro, funded 162 research projects in three main areas - science and technology policy options; education and training; social exclusion and social integration.
- Under the 5th Framework Programme, the Key Action "Improving the socio-economic Knowledge-base"(1998/2002), with a budget of 155 Million Euro, funded 185 research projects in broad themes such as societal trends and structural changes, governance and citizenship, enlargement, employment and new forms of work, etc.
- Under the 6th Framework Programme, Priority 7 "Citizens in the Knowledge-based Society" (2002/2006), with a budget of 270 Million Euro, is currently funding 140 projects, again in a broad range of societal issues.
- Under 7th Framework Programme, currently under preparation and to be implemented from 2007 until 2013, a new research theme on "Socio-economic sciences and Humanities" is foreseen.
This publication describes the main scientific and policy outcomes of those projects which finished between December 2001 and July 2005. 120 projects are described. They have been grouped into 10 areas of policy relevance, following the structure already developed in our FP5 projects synopses book:
- Societal trends and structural change
- Quality of life and gender
- European socio-economic models and challenges
- Social cohesion, migration and welfare
- Employment and changes in work
- Dynamics of knowledge, generation and use
- Economic development and dynamics
- Governance, democracy and citizenship
- Challenges from European enlargement
- Infrastructures to build the European Research Area

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