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Work Programme 2007-2008, Cooperation, Theme 8: Socioeconomic Sciences and Humanities (European Commission C(2007)2460 of 11 June 2007)

Funded under: FP7-SSH


Generating an in-depth, shared understanding of complex and interrelated socio-economic challenges Europe is confronted with, such as growth, employment and competitiveness, social cohesion, social, cultural and educational challenges in an enlarged EU, sustainability, migration and integration, quality of life and global interdependence, in particular with the view of providing an improved knowledge base for policies in the fields concerned.
The ambitious agendas set out by the Lisbon and Gothenburg Summits can only be achieved through a process that reconciles distinct but complementary objectives. The need for economic development and progress while at the same time achieving sustainability and improving cohesion; the need to bring about change while at the same time reinforcing core values and respecting diversity in its various manifestations; the need to reinforce the EU competitiveness while at the same time developing new types of international relations with our partners.
The Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Theme will operate at the interface between these objectives. It will do this by supporting research and related activities aimed not only at providing the basis for policy development but also at improving insight and understanding of the key underlying trends and the factors driving them. This Priority should therefore help improve our knowledge in these fields but also our policies.

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