The overall objective of ESSHRA is to enhance research collaboration between the SSH research communities in the context of both an enlarging EU and an enlarged ERA. The specific objective of the project is to enlarge the SSH research agenda of the EU with research priorities of an enlarged and enlarging European research community, exploit experiences in transnational research for future research collaborations and design supportive research policies for future transnational research. The partner countries mirror the different possible status of involvements of its research communities: Turkey and Bulgaria with the status of Associate Candidate Countries, Switzerland an Associate Country and Malta a New Member State.
The approach of this project to integrate new national research communities into transnational research and into the enlarging ERA could be considered as a model for integrating other research communities in the future. In order to create sustainable future research collaborations ESSHRA will complement networking activities by raising substantial data on future research priorities, on transnational research perspectives and on policy support actions towards the future of an enlarging ERA.
ESSHRA will invite experts to enhance future transnational research in a bottom up approach towards joint actions in this project. SSH researchers from project partner countries, previous FP project coordinators, transnational researchers, policy makers and research policy experts from the EU and from partner countries will be involved in the different types of activities of the project. The objectives of this project will be implemented via conferences and meetings involving researchers and research policy experts. ESSHRA will finally result in stimulating research policy experts from partner countries and the EU to develop policy recommendations scaffolding future transnational research in an enlarging ERA and to help to carry out the forthcoming FP7.
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Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action