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Social Platform on Cities and Social Cohesion

Objective

This proposal outlines the organisation and strategic activities of a social platform, ‘Social Polis’, for the development of a research agenda and scientific dialogue addressing the role of cities and social cohesion. Its central purpose is to engage significant stakeholders from the scientific, civil society and governance sectors in establishing key scientific and policy issues for the agenda, informing focussed and coherent FP7-SSH calls for proposals on this theme in March 2008 and June 2009. Social Polis will mobilise a wide range of relevant findings, recommendations and scientific/practitioner networks from previous research projects under Framework Programmes 4, 5 and 6. Building on these experiences, Social Polis will organise consultation with a wide network of researchers and other stakeholders, including two workshops and one large-scale conference. Coordination and support activities will include: • surveying relevant literature, starting from the conclusions of FP4, 5 and 6 projects, for findings, recommendations, missing topics and methodological shortcomings, to define a future research agenda on ‘Cities and Social Cohesion’ in Europe and the world; • meetings and other forms of consultation with different groups of significant stakeholders; • synthesising research agendas and set priorities; • preparing two draft call texts on ‘Cities and Social Cohesion’ (for FP7-SSH-2008 and -2009) • organising a semi-permanent ‘meeting room’ between significant stakeholders, which will ultimately lead to the establishment of a Social Platform; • following developments in international research, stakeholder and policy debates relating to cities and social cohesion; • dissemination and provision of educational resources.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 716 371,29
Administrative Contact
Douglas Robertson (Dr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 371,98
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gert Van Der Meer (Mr.)
ITER SRL - CENTRE RICERCHE E SERVIZI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Via Ascensione 5
80121 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Cavola (Dr.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Novy (Dr.)
FUNDACAO DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 80 003,90
Address
Alameda Da Universidade, Reitoria Da Universidade De Lisboa
1649-004 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Frade (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 60 134
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvio Troisi (Mr.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET D'INFORMATION SUR LA DEMOCRATIE ET L'AUTONOMIE
France
EU contribution
€ 60 027
Address
2 Passage Flourens
75017 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laurent Fraisse (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 126 019,25
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 669
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marisol Garcia (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 130,79
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Chantrey (Ms.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 77 999,79
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierrick Malissard (Mr.)