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  • Research in Social Sciences and Humanities in the context of the 7th FP for Research and Development (2007-2013) Current status and Outlook Educating Europe – Educational Sciences go FP7 and beyond, Brussels, 30/06/2010 Dr Dimitri CORPAKIS Head of Unit Horizontal aspects and Coordination Directorate for Science, Economy and Society European Commission / Directorate General for Research 1
  • The European Community Research Framework Programme (FP) • A policy planning and implementation tool for advancing European Research and serve the European Research Area • Embedded firmly in the Treaty of the European Union • Spearhead of European Research Policy, enabling collective and daring efforts June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 2
  • Towards the European Research Area (ERA) • In January 2000 (almost 10 years ago) the European Commission introduced the concept of the ERA • The ERA is by analogy an internal market for research in the EU, where researchers and knowledge circulate freely, without barriers, for the outmost benefit of European economy and society. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 3
  • The ERA vision Knowledge Triangle: strong universities, research institutions Coherent and efficient and innovative business research programmes and priorities Seamless mobility and attractive careers for researchers Partnership Joint (access to) 27 MS + EC world-class research infrastructures Coherent International S&T co-operation strategies Fully exploited knowledge and intellectual property June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 4
  • Global Challenges: need for ERA with global dimension • Advancing towards the Knowledge society and economy • Achieving sustainable growth • Meeting critical challenges for humanity (feeding the world, addressing health hazards, combating climate change, ensuring energy needs, security in a context of democratic pluralism and human rights) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 5
  • Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities in FP7 „Cooperation‟ Programme: Theme 8: SSH Also SSH & SiS in other themes ERC - „Ideas‟ Programme: „Capacities‟ Programme: „People‟ Programme: A lot of opportunities Five SSH Panels •Infrastructures •Science in Society June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 6
  • ‘Ideas’ Programme – ERC (European Research Council) • Proposals and funding areas are curiosity-driven and « bottom- up »; funding support across all areas, including Socio- economic sciences and Humanities • Budget 2007-2013: 7.5 billion euros (+/- 10-15% for SSH) • Funding directed to individual teams and projects selected solely on the criteria of excellence • No pre-defined research agenda but 5 specific ERC panels dealing with SSH themes (1.Individuals and Organisations, 2.Institutions, behaviour, values and beliefs, 3.The human mind and its complexity, 4.Cultures and cultural diversity, 5.The study of the past and of cultural artefacts) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 7
  • ‘Capacities’ Programme Research Infrastructures • Under SSH the Research Infrastructure concept covers mainly "soft" tools (databases, IT tools and methodologies, data archives etc). • 5 significant RI projects in SSH currently supported : - CESSDA (Council of Eur. Social Science Data Archives) - CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Techno- Infrastr.) - DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastr. for the Arts and Human.) - ESS (the European Social Survey) - SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 8
  • Research opportunities under the Science in Society programme (under “CAPACITIES” • Research on relationships between science, democracy and law • Research on Ethics in science and technology • Research on the reciprocal influence of science and culture • Meta-analysis on gender & science • Research on new methods in science education • Research aimed at enhancing science communication in its methods and its products June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 9
  • Setting the scene for Socio-economic and Humanities research (Theme 8 of the Cooperation Specific programme of FP7 (2007-2013) Linking with the past: Lisbon and Gothenburg European Council ambitious agendas: – economic development with sustainability and social cohesion; – Need to reinforce EU competitiveness while at the same time developing new types of international relations with our partners – Need to bring about change while at the same time reinforcing core EU values and respecting diversity; The Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Theme operates across these objectives: • by supporting research and related activities aimed at improving insight and understanding of the key underlying trends and the factors driving them and providing the basis for policy development • by being at the service of other Community policies, measuring and assessing impacts; providing inputs to increase their overall consistency and coherence and improving our knowledge base in these fields June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 10
  • The fundamentals: SSH is about problem oriented and policy relevant research • „Generating an in-depth, shared understanding of the complex and interrelated socio-economic challenges Europe is confronted with […] in particular with the view to providing an improved knowledge base for policies in the fields concerned‟. (FP7 EP and Council Decision) • It is explained furthermore that: „The activities to be supported […] are expected to contribute significantly to improving the formulation, implementation, impacts and assessments of policy and the definition of regulatory measures in a wide range of areas […]‟ . June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 11
  • Missions, objectives and legal framework The production of the annual Work Programme  “The Commission shall draw up a WP setting out the objectives and scientific priorities, the funding scheme and the timetable for implementation”  “The WP shall take account of relevant research activities carried out by the MS, associated countries, the achievement of EU added value as well the impact on industrial competitiveness and the relevance for other EU policies” (Art 6 FP7-Cooperation) Looking for European added-value  Promote - by means of trans-national cooperation - high quality, innovative and comparative research  “The dissemination and transfer of knowledge is a key added value of European research actions, and measures will be taken to increase the use of results by industry, policy makers and society. Dissemination will be considered an integral task under all thematic areas” (FP7)  Critical Mass - Impact  Contribute to the reinforcement of the European Research Area (ERA) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 12
  • SSH Research Activities Five Activities based on major challenges for the EU: Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society (“Lisbon strategy”) • Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective (“Sustainable development”) • Major trends in society and their implications (“Social trends”) • Europe in the world (“Internationalisation”) • The Citizen in the EU (“Citizenship”) Two “cross-cutting” Activities: • Socio-economic and scientific indicators • Foresight activity June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 13
  • Activity 1: Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society Key aspects: • Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy (different types of knowledge and competences, education, lifelong learning, intangible investment) • Economic structures, structural change and productivity issues (role of the services sector, finance, demographics, demand and the processes of long-term change) • Institutional and policy questions (macroeconomic policy, labour markets, institutional contexts, policy coherence and coordination) • New challenges and opportunities from globalisation, emerging economies, relocation, and EU enlargement. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 14
  • Activity 2: Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective : Paths towards sustainable development Two interrelated issues: • How socio-economic models have fared in combining the objectives, the conditions under which this occurred including the role of dialogue, social partnership, institutional change • Economic cohesion between regions and regional development in an enlarged EU; Social cohesion as well as its relation to social problems Trade-offs or synergies between the economic, social, environmental objectives in a world context, spatial aspects, long- term sustainability, and issues for developing countries will be addressed within these issues. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 15
  • Activity 3: Major trends in society and their implications Three major trends: • Demographic change including ageing, fertility and migration. Broad societal and economic implications, including active ageing and effects on pensions systems • Changes in aspects of lifestyles, families, work, consumption, health and quality of life • Cultural interactions in an international perspective including traditions from different societies, diversity of populations, differing identities, language and religious practices, possible relation to discrimination, racism, xenophobia and intolerance Gender issues and changing values will be included Changes in criminality and crime perception Corporate social responsibility. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 16
  • Activity 4: Europe in the World Research here involves two related tracks: • Flows of trade, finance, investment, migration and their impact; uneven development, poverty and sustainability; economic and political relations and global governance. Cultural interactions including media and religions and non- European approaches. • Conflicts, their causes and resolution; the relation between security and destabilising factors; terrorism, its causes and consequences; security-related policies and perceptions of insecurity and civil-military relations. In both, Europe‟s role in the world, the development of multilateralism and international law, the promotion of democracy and fundamental rights, and Europe as seen from outside, will be addressed. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 17
  • Activity 5: The Citizen in the European Union Two main strands: • Participation (including of youth), representation, accountability and legitimacy; the European public sphere, media and democracy; various forms of governance in the EU and policy processes; the role of civil society; citizenship and rights; related values of the population. • European diversities and commonalities, including their historical origins and evolution; differences in institutions; cultural heritage; various visions and perspectives for European integration including the views of the populations; identities; approaches to multiple coexisting cultures; the role of language, the arts and religions; attitudes and values June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 18
  • Activity 6: Socio-economic and scientific indicators Key issues addressed: • How indicators are used in policy objectives, policy development and implementation, in a variety of fields and from macro to micro levels, the adequacy of existing indicators and their use, and proposals for new indicators and sets of indicators. • How evidence-based policy might be better supported by indicators and methods for their use; indicators for policy with multiple objectives, for policy coordination and for regulation; support by official statistics for such indicators. • Use of indicators and related approaches for evaluation of research programmes including impact assessment. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 19
  • Activity 7: Foresight activities Four types of activities are covered: • Wide socio-economic foresight on a limited number of key challenges and opportunities for the EU • More focused thematic foresight on the developments in emerging research domains and those cutting across existing domains, as well as on the future of scientific disciplines. • Foresight on both research systems and policies in Europe and on the future of the key actors involved. • Mutual learning and co-operation between national and/or regional foresight initiatives; co-operation between EU, third country and international foresight initiatives June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 20
  • Towards a new approach in SSH Work Progammes As of the 2010 Work Programme:  A challenge driven approach: identification of important Societal Challenges for the EU to address in a short to medium term perspective  Each of the Challenges addressed by a specific Set of Research actions (Funding Scheme: Large Scale Integrating Research Project with minimum € 6.5 mio EC contribution) (4-5 years duration)  Societal Challenges coupled by a smaller number of focused “conventional” topics  An Indicative Strategic Research Roadmap allowing for better planning and coordination within the research community June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 21
  • Increased emphasis on:  A coordinated inter-disciplinary approach and plurality of perspectives to examine the different dimensions of the societal challenge considered;  Building on previous research; stock-taking  Forward looking /foresight analysis regarding the evolution of the societal challenge, where relevant;  Deployment of a significant international cooperation dimension in addition to the European dimension;  Dissemination and exploitation of research results in a variety of contexts (scientific, policy, media, civil society);  Development of an effective critical mass of actors, involving a wide range of key stakeholders;  A rigorous professional approach to managing research and day-to-day administrative work;  Ethical and gender dimensions present; June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 22
  • 2010 Work Programme and calls Publication of calls: 30 July 2009 See: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm Five calls:  FP7-SSH-2010-1 will support Collaborative projects (large-scale integrating projects) with a minimum requested EC contribution of EUR 6.5 mio and a minimum number of 7 partners from 7 different countries (total budget EUR 40 mio) - deadline 2 February 2010  FP7-SSH-2010-2 will support Collaborative projects (small or medium-scale focused research projects) and a BSG-CSO scheme (Research for the Benefit of Specific Groups - Civil Society Organisations) with a maximum requested EC contribution EUR 2 .7 mio (total budget of EUR 18.9 mio) - deadline 2 February 2010  FP7-SSH-2010-3 will support Collaborative projects (small or medium-scale focused research projects) for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation with a maximum requested EC contribution EUR 2.7 mio (total budget of EUR 8.1 mio) - deadline 2 February 2010  FP7-SSH-2010-4 will support Coordination and support actions (supporting actions) (total budget of EUR 3.6 mio) - deadline 15 December 2009!  FP7-OCEAN-2010 („The ocean of tomorrow‟) is a joint call with the Environment, Energy, Transport and Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology themes - deadline 14 January 2010! June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 23
  • Includes administrative expenses and horizontal taxations; excludes associated country contributions Current budgetary planing for SSH (total budget 623M) 120,000 117,847 99,317 100,000 88,430 89,818 76,320 79,401 71,867 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0,000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 24
  • SSH Main features • Collaborative research /transnational teams • Problem-oriented • Policy-relevant • Comparative • Multidisciplinary • Strong emphasis on dissemination of results / evidence base for policy making • Integration of gender issues • A major new focus on: the international /global dimension, humanities, methods of analysis and assessment June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 25
  • Planning principles for future SSH activities • Coherence: research clearly related to the fundamental objectives and priorities of the specific programme; coherent set of research dimensions should allow breakthroughs in addressing socio-economic challenges. • Anticipation: policy developments on the EU policy agenda to be anticipated if the specific programme aims to be useful in time. • Thematic additionality: taking into consideration coverage of similar topics in previous WP and other thematic Programmes (as well as coverage by FP6 projects). June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 26
  • Implementing a new international strategy in SSH • International participation low in FP6 (only 4% of all partners are from outside the EU) but very well performing under FP7 (2007-2009 Calls). • Need to define which sort of cooperation we want, with what region and in order to do what. • 2 ways to approach international cooperation: • Structural co-operation • improving knowledge on global issues with an impact on these world regions (sustainable development, migration, geopolitics) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 27
  • New institutional developments and political priorities related to SSH Research (2010 > ) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 28
  • Overview • The new political guidelines by President Barroso (Barroso II Commission) • The “EU 2020 strategy” / Further development of the European Research Area • Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Research Agenda • New responsibilities / priorities for the new Commissioner for “Research, Innovation and Science“ • Profile of the new Commissioner June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 29
  • A new context - Developing the ERA “Ljubljana Process”  “Europe now needs to develop a common vision and effective governance of the European Research Area”  Grand societal challenges: “Citizens benefiting from the contribution of large-scale R&D efforts to solve major societal challenges” ERA Process and SSH Programme  Leverage effect for more structured actions in the field of SSH (ERA- NETs, large-scale projects ...)  Effective dissemination of results (more integrated actions: Ex ante: capitalisation, Ex post : dissemination)  Joint Programming : involves MS engaging voluntarily and on a variable geometry basis in the definition, development and implementation of common strategic research agendas based on a common vision on how to address major societal challenges. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 30
  • European Research Area Specific initiatives to support the ERA Researchers This initiative intends to create a European Partnership for Researchers for mobility and career development. The European Commission adopted a communication to launch the initiative on 23 May 2008. Research Infrastructures This initiative will consider providing a legal framework to assist Member States to develop and fund pan-European research infrastructures which their national legal instruments might not be able to facilitate. The Commission adopted a Council Regulation on the Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure on 25 July 2009. Knowledge Sharing On 9 April 2008 the Commission adopted a Recommendation on the management of Intellectual Property Rights in knowledge transfer activities and a Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 31
  • European Research Area ERA initiatives Joint Programming • Today the bulk of research in Europe is implemented independently by national or regional programmes. This leads both to unwanted duplications and to lost opportunities lost for achieving critical mass of research efforts. • On 15th July 2008 the Commission adopted a Communication on Joint Programming among the EU Member States involving public research programmes. 3 topics are now confirmed by the Council (Cultural Heritage, Climate Change, Health and obesity) in detail and a number of topics are on the list for further negotiations in 2010 (e.g. Ageing). International Science & Technology Cooperation • The Commission adopted a Communication on a strategic European Framework for International Science and Technology Cooperation on 24th September 2008. This aims at creating a policy framework for both the Community and Member States to foster and facilitate coherent international science and technology cooperation activities. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 32
  • Barroso-II Political Guidelines Five key challenges confronting Europe today: 1. Restarting economic growth today and ensuring long-term sustainability and competitiveness for the future. 2. Fighting unemployment and reinforcing our social cohesion. 3. Turning the challenge of a sustainable Europe to our competitive advantage. 4. Ensuring the security of Europeans. 5. Reinforcing EU citizenship and participation. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 33
  • Political guidelines by President Barroso June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 34
  • The EU 2020 Vision The European Council (Heads of State and Government adopted on June 17, 2010 the EU 2020 Strategy focused on the following priorities: (1) Creating value by basing growth on knowledge (smart growth). Opportunity and social cohesion will be enhanced in a world where innovation makes the difference in both products and processes, harnessing the potential of education, research and of the digital economy; (2) Empowering people in inclusive societies (inclusive growth). The acquisition of new skills, fostering creativity and innovation, the development of entrepreneurship and a smooth transition between jobs will be crucial in a world which will offer more jobs in exchange for greater adaptability; (3) Creating a competitive, connected and greener economy (green growth). The EU should compete more effectively and increase its productivity by a lower and more efficient consumption of non-renewable energy and resources in a world of high energy and resources prices, and greater competition for energy and resources. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 35
  • The EU 2020 Vision June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 36
  • The EU 2020 Vision June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 37
  • The EU 2020 Vision June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 38
  • The Lisbon Treaty The Lisbon Treaty gives new powers to the EU institutions in the area of research policy. • Under this Treaty strengthening the scientific and technological base has become a specific objective of the European Union. Art.3 (3) states “The EU shall promote scientific and technological advance”. • Article 179 (1+2) introduces the European Research Area concept, including the free circulation of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology. • Article 181 of the TFEU, the Lisbon Treaty clarifies the kind of initiatives which the European Commission can take so as to promote the coordination of research activities between the member states of the EU. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 39
  • The Lisbon Treaty • Article 182(5) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) entitles the EU institutions under the ordinary legislative procedure to adopt measures that are deemed necessary to achieve a successful European Research Area (ERA). • Competence sharing between the Union and the Member States: The Lisbon Treaty defines the distribution of competences in the areas of research, technological development and space as a shared competence. • Comitology The Treaty also introduces new articles on comitology and discussions between the Parliament, the Commission and the Council are taking place to implement these changes. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 40
  • The new responsibilities/priorities of the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science New focus on innovation • “The European Union must become a true Innovation Union. An innovation culture places change management and openness at the heart of all we do. A true Innovation Union would support markets that are open to newcomers and incentivise investment. Research that tests frontiers, applies breakthroughs, deepens scientific know-how, connects researchers and delivers outcomes. Innovation means knowing when to cooperate and when to compete in a tough international marketplace”. Knowledge, research and scientific excellence is the cornerstone of innovation. In the new economy, knowledge will replace crude oil as the economy‟s prime motive force. These European Research and Innovation reforms would have two strategic aims – to deliver a Single Market for Innovation – to complete the European Research Area (Parliament Hearing of Mrs. Máire Geoghegan Quinn, 13/01/2010 ) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 41
  • The new responsibilities/priorities of the new Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science • “The European Commission policy paper on innovation will be defined in 2010. It must set out clearly how innovation policies will deliver the EU 2020 strategy. I am also looking forward to working with colleagues on the strategic energy technology plan, which will be an important tool to deliver on our 2020 commitments”. (Parliament Hearing) • The new Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science will lead a cross-cutting approach to innovation RTD. (Mandate for the Commissioner) - As a consequence Mrs. Máire Geoghegan Quinn will lead the Commissioner's Group on Innovation - possible informal European Council on RTD & Innovation in 2010 • Innovation strategies and policies will have to encompass different forms and types of innovation, including social innovation. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 42
  • Profile of the New Commissioner Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN • Born September 5, 1950 Galway, Ireland; • 1970 – 1975 Teacher • From 1975 to 1997 various political positions in Ireland (Irish Parliament, Minister of State for Commerce, Minister for the Gaeltacht, Minister of State for Education, Minister for European Affairs, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications, Minister for Justice) • 1997 - 2000: Columnist with “The Irish Times” newspaper; TV presenter; Part-time business consultant; Non-executive director Aer Lingus; Non-executive director Ryan Hotels • From March 2000 on: Member of the European Court of Auditors June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 43
  • The Road Ahead: underpinning the EU 2020 Strategy  Scientific evidence for policy-making, in particular ERA and other EU policies  Increasing knowledge to face major EU challenges (included in the SSH Specific Programme): • Knowledge input for policy definition and impact evaluation • Scenarios about the mutual role of EU and the world, including geopolitical issues • International comparison between EU countries and third countries  Strengthening the ERA in SSH  Developing the infrastructure nexus: databases, indicators, modelling frameworks June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 44
  • Outlook • SSH future content heavily influenced by the Union‟s political priorities: – A renewed agenda in a context of global economic downturn (EU 2020) – Prosperity, Solidarity – Migration – Sustainable development / Climate Change / Energy Crisis – Freedom and Security – A stronger Europe in a globalised world – Putting Citizens First • The Competitiveness Council of May 26, 2010 adopted Conclusions on the Social Dimension of the ERA, mentioning specifically the important role of SSH research June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 45
  • What the future holds: The SSH Roadmap for the next 3 years 46
  • Status Activity 1 Challenges Topics Challenges Topics envisaged for 2011 envisaged for 2011 Roadmap 2012/2013 Roadmap 2012/2013 Europe beyond 2010: Strategies Lifelong learning in Europe: Europe facing a The future of the banking for recovery, growth and social appropriate skills for sustaining better communication revolution system in Europe wellbeing in a global context jobs and new generation of information systems Facing social services issues Adapting evolving Old and new multinational educational systems to companies facing a multi- societal transformation polar world (including development of responsible business in emerging and developing countries) 10 years after enlargement: World trade: new the single market and challenges, new deals localisation /delocalisation of industrial activities in Europe Research, innovation and creativity: European challenges and policies in the globalised world June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 47
  • Status Activity 2 Challenges Topics Challenges Topics envisaged for 2011 envisaged for 2011 Roadmap 2012/2013 Roadmap 2012/2013 Europe facing the Deepening the greening of the European Energy Security The evolving role of business transition towards a economy: beyond GDP in society new social, ecological, economic and territorial model of sustainable development Economic, social and Combating poverty in Europe: a Sustainable development of New forms of offenses in a political conditions for key question of human dignity and European countryside globalised world: the case of satisfying the world social cohesion environmental crime food needs Addressing cohesion challenges in Cities and their inhabitants Sustainable Lifestyles Central and Eastern Europe in the facing major changes affecting (follow-up Social platform: light of economic and social crises fragmentation and inclusion Life styles) (follow-up Social Platform: Cities and social cohesion) Long term behaviour Tackling social inequalities in (follow-up Social Platform: Life Europe styles) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 48
  • Status Activity 3 Challenges envisaged for Topics Challenges Topics 2011 envisaged for 2011 Roadmap 2012/2013 Roadmap 2012/2013 Criminal behaviour and policy Facing potential large scale Making the economic case responses in the European migration to Europe for gender equality Union Making longevity a truly European Filiations in Europe in the asset for economic and social context of the development development of assisted reproduction Supporting families and The future of industrial intergenerational solidarity relations and social dialogue (follow-up of the social platform on Families Early childhood care and the cost The sustainability of of education inequities pensions systems in Europe. Children and intolerance The future of the Social Europe concept June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 49
  • Status Activity 4 Challenges envisaged Topics Challenges Topics for 2011 envisaged for 2011 Roadmap 2012/2013 Roadmap 2012/2013 The evolving concept of Transatlantic relations and Taking human rights The European Union as border the global governance seriously a model of regional architecture integration Tackling poverty in a SICA with Africa Peace building in a war- Trade, environment, development context torn international society: evolving links system and lessons for global governance Uneven development, its outlook and the implications for human rights SICA with Caucasus/Central Asia June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 50
  • Status Activity 5 Challenges envisaged Topics Challenges Topics for 2011 envisaged for 2011 Roadmap 2012/2013 Roadmap 2012/2013 Justice in a multilevel Building a creative Europe Active citizenship, governance system representative institutions and intermediary organisations: a European social contract? Cultures of corruption and Surveillance and the Unity in linguistic diversity: The new role of images and resistance to corruption: challenges for democracy and a challenge for Europe of the visual in general in maintaining trust and an open society contemporary societies integrity in the private and public sphere Temporality of changes in human cultures June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 51
  • Status Activity 6 Challenges Topics Challenges Topics envisaged for 2011 envisaged for 2011 Roadmap 2012/2013 Roadmap 2012/2013 Impact assessment of EU Criminal and justice indicators policies efficiency and effectiveness Deepening the greening of the economy: beyond GDP Development of indicators integrating socio-economic development and spatial dimension (in particular land use) and subject to projections in the future. June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 52
  • Status Activity 7 Challenges envisaged Topics Challenges Topics for 2011 envisaged for 2011 Roadmap 2012/2013 Roadmap 2012/2013 Anticipating and A future long term agenda evaluating world and for the convergence of European policy sciences and technologies challenges Cognitive sciences Methodological developments for forward looking and foresight June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 53
  • Stay informed ! • About the programme activities http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/index_en.html • Watch the dedicated CORDIS Website – http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/cooperation/socio- economic_en.html • Look for a specific Call for this Theme – http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm • Find previous projects and activities (useful to locate prospective partners for new proposals): – http://cordis.europa.eu/citizens/home.html • Get in touch with your National Contact Point for FP7: – http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/get-support_en.html June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 54
  • Thanks for your attention June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 55
  • Some examples of successful proposals 56
  • ACTIVITY 1 “Lisbon strategy” Strong potential contribution for the European Research Area with 2 projects about research and innovation systems in the context of internationalisation (SCIFI- Glow, GlobInn). In depth understanding of services: 7 projects related to new services related to innovation; financial services; tangible investments (SERVPINN, FINESS, INNODRIVE, IAREG…) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 57
  • ACTIVITY 2 “Sustainable Development Strategy” 2 projects about social and economic dimensions of agriculture, rural and land use issues (e.g.: RUFUS, CAP-IRE). A new instrument: social platform selected for social cohesion and urban issues (Social-Polis) New indicators for Sustainable Development (2 projects) on scenario building (e.g.: SMILE). June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 58
  • ACTIVITY 3 “Societal Trends” Demography: impact of demographic changes; potential of seniors; fertility and migration (new migration patterns) – 6 projects (e.g.: MULTILINKS, ASPA, REPRO, TRANSNET…) Youth and social inclusion (ethnic differences in education, social inclusion/exclusion, young adults, social and political integration of young unemployed – 5 projects (e.g.: EDUMIGROM, EUMARGINS, YOUNEX…) Interethnic tolerance and neighbourhood integration in urban spaces, religious education, ways in which transnational media reshape the political landscapes of citizenship in the European Union – 5 projects (e.g.: Media and Citizens, GEMIC, REMC…) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 59
  • ACTIVITY 4 “Europe in the world” A major initiative: Global Economic Governance: integration of different types of markets; migration and mobility of labour – 1 project (PLEGGED) Conflicts and peace: transnational communities (CSO instrument); diasporas for peace; justice and durable peace; multi-stakeholders partnership in post-conflict reconstruction – 4 projects (e.g.: INFOCON) Human rights and conflicts: mass atrocity cases and impact of the criminal procedures; „privatisation‟ of war and regulatory issues; armed conflicts and transitional justice - 3 projects (e.g.: PRIV-WAR) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 60
  • ACTIVITY 5 “The citizen in EU” Citizenship: racial anti-discrimination laws, enacting European citizenship – 2 projects (GENDERACE, ENACT) Histories and identities: evolution of European identity, articulation of regional, national and European identities, nations between states along the new eastern borders of the EU – 5 projects (e.g. EUROIDENTITIES, SPHERE, CRIC…). Creativity: art festivals and the European public culture – 1 project (EUROFESTIVAL). June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 61
  • ACTIVITY 6 “Indicators” A possible major outcome: impact assessment of innovation and research policies; forecast and comparison between all the EU countries – 1 project (DEMETER) Various indicators for policy-making including pattern data, poverty and living conditions – 5 projects (e.g.: InnoS&T, AMELI, RISQ…) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 62
  • ACTIVITY 8 “SSH Strategic activities” Activity relative to emerging needs and coordinated and specific actions. Emerging needs – 4 projects of which one on regenerative medicine (REMEDIE) Horizontal Measures on International cooperation quite well addressed with 4 projects covering Asia, Africa and Latin America (e.g.: CREATING, EULAKS, EURASIA-Net…) 3 projects on communication and dissemination, including a specific transnational measure for the SSH National Contact Points (NET4SOCIETY) A major Commission initiative on Monitoring European Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities (METRIS) June 30, 2010 European Commission DG Research 63