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Presentations and pictures of SSH Mediterranean Info Day, Venice, 29/10/2009

[Date: 2009-11-16]

This Information Day was jointly organised by 9 "Socio-economic sciences and Humanities" National Contact Points (Italy, Croatia, Israel, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Slovenia, Cyprus and Serbia), in cooperation with the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Research, the University of Venice Ca' Foscari (that hosted the event) and in coordination with NET4SOCIETY (the network of "Socio-economic sciences and Humanities" National Contact Points). Read more...

INCLUD-ED project organises its 1st European conference on 18/11/2009

[Date: 2009-11-12]

The main objective of this conference is to present the successful actions which are overcoming inequalities and promoting social cohesion in education and different social areas (employment, health, housing, political participation). Read more...

Presentations and pictures of Info Day "SSH - Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary European Societies" 27/10/09

[Date: 2009-11-06]

One of the societal challenges in the Research Work Programme 2010 is on "Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary societies". It calls for a wide variety of scientific approaches and strong interdisciplinarity. Read more...

Identity and Citizenship in a Supranational Polity

[Date: 2009-10-28]

The IntUne project ("Integrated and United? A Quest for Citizenship in an Ever Closer Europe") is one of the few 6th Research Framework Programme Integrated Projects on the theme of citizenship financed by the European Union. Read more...

EU-LACC Workshop "Environment: Collective Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean"

[Date: 2009-10-27]

On 7-9 October 2009, the European Commission and CONICYT Chile organised in Santiago, Chile, a workshop on the collective challenges ahead of Latin America and the Caribbean in the domain of environment. Read more...

eChallenges e-2009 Conference

[Date: 2009-10-20]

The eChallenges e-2009 Conference is the nineteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 650 delegates from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience Read more...

SHUR policy meeting "Human rights in conflict: the role of civil society"

[Date: 2009-10-16]

The meeting will present to the policy community in Brussels the main results of the research project SHUR on the role of civil society actors in ethno-political conflicts. Read more...

Session "Which forward-looking activities can support the future development of ERA?" within the ERA 2009 conference "Working together to strengthen research in Europe"

[Date: 2009-10-15]

Purpose, expected outcome and follow-up action
This session will discuss how to provide national and Community policy-makers and others with early warning of long-term challenges and areas of common interest that can help to formulate ERA policy initiatives. Read more...

Info Day "Social Platform on Sustainable Lifestyles"

[Date: 2009-10-07]

One of the key tasks in the early 21st century is to reconcile the need to reduce the levels of energy and environmental resources and transport services we consume, while at the same time improving the quality of life for all in the context of an ageing society. Read more...

Public Debate "Employer's recruitment decisions, labour market disadvantage and active labour market policies"

[Date: 2009-10-05]

In the framework of dissemination activities of the European Network of Excellence on Reconciling Work and Welfare (RECWOWE), the Observatoire Social Européen is organising, in collaboration between the European Trade Union Institute, a public debate on "Employer's recruitment decisions, labour market disadvantage and active labour market policies". Read more...

Mid-term Conference of the FP6 Integrated Project RECON "Reconstituting Democracy in Europe"

[Date: 2009-10-01]

RECON's midterm conference (to be opened by Commissioner Vladimir Spidla) in Prague will aim at engaging participants in a constructive discussion on the theoretical models underlying the project, as well as taking stock of RECON's research halfway through the project. Read more...

Information Day "Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities - Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary European societies"

[Date: 2009-09-30]

One of the societal challenges in the work programme 2010 is called "Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary societies". It calls for a wide variety of scientific approaches and strong interdisciplinarity. Read more...

"The World in 2025" presentations and recordings

[Date: 2009-09-29]

This Seminar first highlighted the main trends up to 2025 (demography, urbanisation, macro-economic projections, education, science and culture). Secondly, it underlined the tensions on natural resources and the new production-consumption patterns while attempting to identify the so-called "wild cards". Read more...

Meeting point for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities researchers - Brokerage event

[Date: 2009-09-23]

The "Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities" Brokerage Event is organized by NET4SOCIETY (Network of National Contact Points for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities) in cooperation with the European Commission, Directorate General for Research - Directorate L "Science, Economy and Society". Read more...

EMILIE final conference "Migration and Diversity Challenges in Europe: Theoretical and Policy Responses"

[Date: 2009-09-08]

EMILIE, an SSH project supported by the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final Conference and will present new findings in three policy areas: Education, Discrimination and Political Participation of Migrant Groups. Read more...

Public Debate "The Gender Dimension of Job Quality"

[Date: 2009-09-08]

In the framework of dissemination activities of the European Network of Excellence on Reconciling Work and Welfare (RECWOWE), the Observatoire Social Européen is organising a public debate on "the Gender Dimension of Job Quality". Read more...

JUSTIS project Steering Group meeting "Scientific indicators of confidence in justice: tools for policy assessment"

[Date: 2009-09-04]

The FP7 project JUSTIS (Justice Indicators) is organizing its Steering Group meeting in Ljubljana, on the occasion of the IXth Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, dedicated to "Criminology and crime policy between human rights and effective crime control".Read more...

Seminar "The World in 2025 - Conclusions from the European Foresight Expert Group"

[Date: 2009-08-20]

This Seminar will first highlight the main trends up to 2025 (demography, urbanisation, macro-economic projections, education, science and culture). Secondly, it will underline the tensions on natural resources and the new production-consumption patterns while attempting to identify the so-called "wild cards". Read more...

Is religion a factor of conflict or a contribution to dialogue? Movie produced by REDCO

[Date: 2009-07-16]

Movie produced by REDCO (Religion in Education. A contribution to dialogue or a factor of conflict in transforming societies of European countries) an SSH project funded under the 6th Research Framework Programme.Read more...

The SSH programme introduces a new approach as from the 2010 Call for Proposals

[Date: 2009-07-16]

The new approach, designed in consultation with the scientific community and Member States is based on identification of a number of important societal challenges facing Europe in short to medium term perspective. Read more...

Discussion meeting organised by the Centre for Economic Policy Research on "The Governance and Performance of Research Universities: Evidence from Europe and the US"

[Date: 2009-07-08]

With increasing globalization has come increasing scrutiny of the differences in the performance of countries' universities. Such performance differences are thought to be especially important for advancing science, technology, and the industries that depend upon them. Read more...

SS-ERC, an SSH project funded by the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final conference on "The Socialisation of the European research in the perspective of the Knowledge Society - Interpretations and policies with the contribution of social sciences"

[Date: 2009-06-23]

All contemporary societies are experiencing a shift towards the so-called "knowledge society", characterised by social diversification, globalisation and increasing importance of cognitive and affective dynamics. Read more...

ATLAS, an SSH project funded by the research 7th Framework Programme, organises a conference on "Le rôle des tiers aux conflicts armés dans la protection des populations civiles"

[Date: 2009-06-22]

The cooperative project ATLAS, funded under the 7th Research Framework Programme, studies the role and the impact of the Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Law applicable during armed conflicts with the aim of effectively promoting and protecting human rights. Read more...

MICROCON, an SSH project funded by the 6th Research Framework Programme organises its 3rd annual workshop on "Synthesizing preliminary research findings from the micro-level analysis of violent conflict as well as a Training Day on "Development policy in violent contexts"

[Date: 2009-06-22]

MICROCON - "A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict" is a five-year Integrated Research project funded by the European Commission in the context of the 6th Framework Programme, social science research. Read more...

CIVICWEB, an SSH project funded by the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final conference on "Young People, the Internet and Civic Participation"

[Date: 2009-06-22]

CIVICWEB analysed the contribution of the internet to promoting civic engagement and participation among young people (aged 15-25). It focused specifically on the range of civic sites now emerging on the web. Potentially, they constitute a powerful form of non-formal learning, affecting the development of social capital, and political, social and economic participation. Read more...

JURISTRAS SSH FP6 project final conference

[Date: 2009-06-17]

The conference - co-organised by the FP6 project JURISTAS, lead by Dia Anagnostou at ELIAMEP, and the Council of Europe Directorate-General for Human Rights and Legal Affairs Read more...

CRIME AND CULTURE, an SSH project funded by the 6th Research Framework Programme organises its final conference

[Date: 2009-06-16]

The CRIME AND CULTURE project "Crime as a cultural problem. The relevance of perceptions of corruption to crime prevention. Read more...

PICO, an SSH project funded by the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final workshop on "Academic Entrepreneurship from Knowledge Creation to Knowledge Diffusion"

[Date: 2009-06-16]

The PICO project focuses on Research-Based Spin-Offs (RBSOs) (firms that are created around scientific knowledge generated in universities and public research organizations). The goal is to understand the conditions under which RBSOs effectively contribute to the generation of new knowledge, technologies, products, services and processes and its dissemination in the ecology in which they are embedded. Read more...

Videos and presentations of SSH session at the "Connection 2009" conference, 7-8/05/2009, Prague, available

[Date: 2009-06-15]

This session was designed to introduce to the participants some major activities and political relevance of FP7 in the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme. Read more...

Proceedings and presentations of the EDC 2020 project policy forum on "Fighting the global recession's storm: Implications for European development co-operation" are available

[Date: 2009-06-15]

This is an important moment in the history of Europe's relations with developing countries. Over the next years, an unprecedented number of decisions and steps will be taken which bear on the relationship. Read more...

CRIMPREV, an SSH project funded by the 6th Research Framework Programme, is organising its final conference on 17-19 June at the Open University, in Milton Keynes, UK

[Date: 2009-06-15]

The FP6 funded CRIMPREV project, (Assessing Deviance, Crime and Prevention in Europe) organises its final conference, to take place on the 17-19 June 2009 at the Open University, in Milton Keynes (UK), Read more...

EUROSPHERE, a Socio-Economic Science and Humanities project financed by the 6th Research Framework Programme, is holding a Summer School in Tallinn, Estonia, from 27 to 31 July 2009

[Date: 2009-06-11]

From 27 to 31 July 2009, the EUROSPHERE project organises a Summer School on Diversity and the European Public Sphere. The organisers welcome PhD students involved in the EUROSPHERE project, and also those students who share a more general interest in issues related to the connections between diversity and citizenship in the enlarging European Union. Read more...

Presentations available of the SSH session on "Economics, employment, behaviour and territorial dynamics" within the conference co-organised by the European Commission (DG RTD) and the EU Czech presidency on "Sustainable development - A challenge for European Research" held on 26-28 May 2009, in Brussels

[Date: 2009-06-03]

The conference - organised by the European Commission (Directorate-general for Research - DG RTD) in cooperation with the Czech Presidency of the EU highlighted how European research contributes to global sustainable development: improved understanding of the environment, technological solutions, changing mindsets and behaviours, bearing in mind that it is also at the roots of unsustainable trends. Read more...

SHUR, an SSH project financed by the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final conference on "Human rights in conflicts: the role of civil society"

[Date: 2009-06-02]

SHUR is a Specific Targeted Research Project-STREP funded by the Sixth Framework Programme. It investigates the role of civil society actors in ethno-political conflicts. Read more...

EULAKS, an SSH project supported by the 7th Research Framework programme, organises a conference on "Latin American and European Perspectives on the Social Science - Policymaking Nexus in the Evolving Knowledge Society"

[Date: 2009-05-25]

The conference is a major milestone of the EULAKS project which aims to foster a shared understanding of the challenges in the construction of knowledge societies in Europe and Latin America through the support for networks and partnerships between social science communities of both regions. Read more...

JAD-PbP, an SSH project supported by the 7th Research Framework Programme, organises a seminar on "Just and Durable Peace - The Case of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

[Date: 2009-05-20]

The research project 'Just And Durable Peace by Piece', coordinated by Prof. Karin Aggestam of Lund University, will hold a seminar in Jerusalem (Hebrew University) and Ramallah (International Peace and Cooperation Centre). Read more...

IDEA, an SSH project supported by the EU under the 6th Research Framework Programme organises its final conference on "Mediterranean and Eastern European countries as new immigration destinations in the European Union"

[Date: 2009-05-19]

The IDEA project has aimed at studying the phenomenon of migration transformation in Europe by comparing immigration experiences of three groups of countries - Western European, Mediterranean and Central-Eastern countries Read more...

SSH programme organises a session on "Economics, employment, behaviour and territorial dynamics" within the conference co-organised by the European Commission (DG RTD) and the EU Czech presidency on "Sustainable development - A challenge for European Research"

[Date: 2009-05-19]

The conference - organised by the European Commission (Directorate-general for Research - DG RTD) in cooperation with the Czech Presidency of the EU - will celebrate the multiple ways through which European research contributes to global sustainable development: improved understanding of the environment, technological solutions, changing mindsets and behaviours, bearing in mind that it is also at the roots of unsustainable trends. Read more...

EURASIA-Net, an SSH project of the 7th Research Framework Programme held an information session at the European Commission Delegation of Islamabad, Pakistan, on 24/03/2009

[Date: 2009-05-13]

This 1st EC Delegation session took place in the context of the conference on "Freedom of Religion, Religious Minorities & The Rule of Law", organized by the Brunel Law School and the Democratic Commission for Human Development in Lahore on 20-21 March 2009. Read more...

CHALLENGE, an SSH project of the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final conference on "The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security"

[Date: 2009-05-12]

CHALLENGE is a research project funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission. It has involved 23 universities and research centres from all across Europe. Read more...

EDC 2020, an SSH project supported by the 7th Research Framework Programme, organises a policy forum on "Fighting the global recession's storm: Implications for European development co-operation"

[Date: 2009-05-05]

This is an important moment in the history of Europe's relations with developing countries. Over the next years, an unprecedented number of decisions and steps will be taken which bear on the relationship. Read more...

KATARSIS, an SSH project of the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final conference on "Social Innovation in Europe: Research and Practice"

[Date: 2009-04-30]

KATARSIS builds a platform on which research teams specialised in the study of the consequences of growing inequality and social exclusion will exchange their knowledge and work towards a better integration of their research programmes and methodologies. Read more...

"Turning to the future: a new approach for EU socio-economic and humanities research until 2013" - Friday 5 June 2009, 9h00 to 15h00

[Date: 2009-04-24]

The aim of this workshop is to inform the European Research Community about the new approach which the 7th Framework Programme will now take as regards Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Research. for more information and to register.
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"The EU and the US in a changing multipolar system: Transatlantic convergences and divergences" workshop jointly convened by Directorate-general for Research and Directorate-General for External Relations

[Date: 2009-04-24]

The aim of the workshop is to help identify emerging trends in transatlantic relations. What is the state of affairs with regard to key areas of convergence or divergence between the EU and the US? What does the Obama administration expect from the EU and what are future prospects for the EU and US in global governance? Read more...

SOCIAL POLIS "Social platform on cities and social cohesion", an SSH project of the 7th Research Framework Programme, is holding an international conference

[Date: 2009-04-23]

Social Polis is an open social platform for dialogue between scientific and policy communities as well as civil society organizations and networks on priorities for research on Cities and Social Cohesion. Read more...

CLANDESTINO, an SSH project of the 6th Research Framework Programme organises its final conference "Undocumented Migration: Counting the Uncountable, Data and Trends Across Europe"

[Date: 2009-04-23]

CLANDESTINO is a research project funded under the Call for Proposal "Scientific Support to Policies" in the 6th Framework Programme and aims to provide an inventory of data and estimates on irregular migration in EU countries and analyzing this data comparatively. Read more...

G-FORS, an SSH project of the 6th Research Framework Programme, organises its final conference on "Governance for Sustainability - Multi-level governance, sustainability, sustainable development, knowledge, reflexive knowledge, management of environmental resources"

[Date: 2009-04-23]

This conference is designed to conclude the G-FORS project and to open the dissemination of the results to an interesting audience. Read more...

EUROCCUPATIONS FP6 SSH project organizes its final conference "Developing a detailed 8-country occupations database for comparative socio-economic research in the European Union"

[Date: 2009-04-22]

EUROCCUPATIONS aims to build a publicly available database with the 1500-2000 most frequent occupations in the 7 largest EU countries to be used in multi-country data-collection, be it large-scale surveys or case-studies. Read more...

HUMSEC project (FP6) organises its final conference and presents a book "Human Security in the Western Balkan Region: the impact of transnational terrorist and criminal organisations on the peace-building process of the region"

[Date: 2009-04-16]

The HUMSEC project is a coordination action funded under the 6th Research Framework Programme of the European Commission. Read more...

EUDIMENSIONS project (FP6) organises its final conference on "Local Dimensions of a Wider European Neighbourhood"

[Date: 2009-04-16]

This conference focuses on the actual and potential roles of civil society in developing new forms of political, economic, and socio-cultural cooperation within the emerging "New European Neighbourhood". Read more...

EDC 2020 project (FP7) organises a workshop on "European Development Co-operation to 2020: Can Europe meet climate change challenges for European development co-operation?

[Date: 2009-04-15]

Two key challenges face European countries in their efforts to support developing countries respond to climate change. Read more...

RESIST 6th FP project organises a policy seminar on 31/03/2009

[Date: 2009-03-25]

The results of the EU funded ResIST projects will be presented and discussed with respect to its implications for policy and practice. Read more...

CINEFOGO Network of Excellence final conference, Brussels, 17-18/03/2009

[Date: 2009-02-25]

The CINEFOGO Network of Excellence has been involved in deepening the understanding of the role of civil society and new forms of governance in Europe and the making of European citizenship. Read more...

FINESS project organises an international conference on "Financial Systems, Efficiency and Stimulation of Sustainable Growth", 5-6/03/2009

[Date: 2009-02-16]

In the times of turmoil in the financial markets the debate is very much needed on the design and regulation of the financial system in Europe to ensure its efficiency, stability and contribution to sustainable growth. The research project FINESS "Financial Systems, Efficiency and Stimulation of Sustainable Growth" picks up this debate in its first international conference held in Berlin. Read more...

KEINS SSH project represented in a conference by DG EAC on "Creativity and Innovation - Best practice from EU Programmes"

[Date: 2009-02-12]

This major event will explore and identify examples of best practice among projects that have received funding through several European Union programmes and funds. It will be accompanied by a special exhibition showing the results of 20 star projects from around Europe that are good examples of the EU contribution, highlighted by the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. Read more...

U-KNOW project organises its final conference "Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Competitiveness in the Enlarging European Union"

[Date: 2009-02-10]

This conference constitutes the final event of a 3-year research project U-KNOW "Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Competitiveness in the Enlarging European Union". In the project focused on the aspects of innovation processes, technology transfer via foreign direct investment, cooperation between universities or other research institutions with industry and public administration. Read more...

UP2Youth project organises its final conference on "Findings from European Youth Research - UP2Youth meets policy makers and youth researchers"

[Date: 2009-02-09]

The UP2YOUTH research project ('Youth - actor of social change' - funded under the 6th framework programme for research), in cooperation with DG Research of the European Commission and other EU-funded youth research projects, is organising a seminar on 5-6/03/2009 in Brussels: "Findings from European Youth Research - UP2Youth meets policy makers and youth researchers". Read more...

PIQUE project conference co-organised with the Socialist Group of the European Parliament "Privatisation of public services and the need for regulation"

[Date: 2009-02-09]

In the post-war decades, services of general public interest in the countries of the current European Union were mainly provided by the state. This has changed in recent decades, with a wave of liberalisation and privatisation of public services. Read more...

NTTS (New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics) conference, Brussels, 18-20/02/2009

[Date: 2009-02-06]

This important conference on official statistics research is organised by ESTAT. NTTS-ETK stands for New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics and Exchange of Technology and Know-how. Read more...

EQUALSOC and LOWER3 projects joint policy conference DG RTD-DG EMPL "Economic change, inequality and social inclusion in Europe", 18/02/2009

[Date: 2009-02-04]

This policy conference is organized by the Network of Excellence EQUALSOC "Economic change, quality of life and social cohesion", in collaboration with the European Commission, DG Research and DG Employment, and the research project LOWER3 "The Insecure Perspectives of the Low Skilled in the Knowledge Society". Read more...

RICAFE2 project final conference "Regional Comparative Advantage and Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship"

[Date: 2009-01-22]

The main findings of the RICAFE2 project will be presented during this final conference. RICAFE2 is funded under Priority 7 (FP6), "Citizens and Governance in a knowledge based society".
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