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Targeted socio-economic research

Following the Council Decision adopting the Fourth Framework Programme and the Commission's proposal for a specific programme on targeted socio-economic research, the European Commission, in preparation for a call for proposals, is launching a call for expressions of interest in the programme.

The specific programme consists of work addressing the following areas and sub-areas:

- Evaluation of science and technology policy options:
. Analysis of the RTD situation in Europe in a world context;
. Socio-economic needs and changes, and scientific and technological developments: short- and medium-term assessments and scenarios;
. Methodologies, tools and approaches, which are relevant for the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of science and technology policies;

- Research on education and training:
. Education and training policies: European dimension and diversity;
. Quality and innovation in education and training;
. Education, training and socio-economic development;

- Research into social exclusion and social integration in Europe:
. Forms and processes of social exclusion and integration;
. Causes of social exclusion, particularly unemployment;
. Migration;
. Evaluation of the impact of social integration policies.

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