The Science in Society (SIS) Programme performs an important role in spearheading European policy in the area of science in society. Given the variety of issues that fall under its domain, science in society requires a considerable range and depth of knowledge in order to pursue suitable solutions to the problems at stake. It is for this reason that the SIS Programme harnesses the expertise of European research organisations (ROs), civil society organisations (CSOs), industry representatives and other stakeholders to design and implement its policy initiatives. The programme also carefully reviews and updates its policies based on the latest findings and recommendations of research and other funded activities.
The SIS Programme supports several policy initiatives, as follows.