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Outcome of the conference "EuroMed-2030 - A forward look on the long-term challenges for the Mediterranean area " held on 16/12/2010

[Date: 2010-12-21]

The European Commission, in collaboration with the Belgian presidency has organised a conference entitled: EuroMed-2030: A forward look on the long-term challenges for the Mediterranean area Read more...

Diasporas and conflict transformation - Final conference of the DIASPEACE and INFOCON projects

[Date: 2010-12-14]

The INFOCON and DIASPEACE research projects - funded under the 7th Framework Research Programme - address the role of diasporas in conflict resolution and peace building: Kurdish,Turkish, Kosovar, Serbian and Rwandese diasporas in INFOCON; diasporas from Horn of Africa in DIASPEACE. Read more...

Outcome of the conference "New and growing inequalities" held on 11/11/2010

[Date: 2010-11-23]

On 11 November 2010, the European Commission organised the conference entitled "New and growing inequalities: A challenge for the social, economic and democratic development of the European Union", in response to the new "Europe 2020" strategy with its emphasis on "inclusive growth - a high-employment economy delivering economic, social and territorial cohesion". Read more...

Conference "The role of the Common Agricultural Policy for EU agriculture and rural areas - Insights from the project CAP-IRE"

[Date: 2010-11-16]

The aim of this conference is to disseminate the final results CAP-IRE, a project supported by the 7th European Research Framework Programme, and to discuss them with a wider audience including policy makers, stakeholders, participants of the related research projects and the research community. Read more...

EuroMed-2030 - A forward look on the long-term challenges for the Mediterranean area

[Date: 2010-11-12]

In the frame of the European Forward Looking Activities (cf. "The World in 2025"), the European Commission is organising a conference entitled: EuroMed-2030 A forward look on the long-term challenges for the Mediterranean area Read more...

"Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice" ATLAS conference - 21-22/10/2010 and ATLAS Roundtable - 20/10/2010

[Date: 2010-10-18]

The conference "Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice" - organised in the context of the ATLAS project on "Armed conflict, peace keeping, transitional justice" funded under the 7th European Research Framework Programme - will address Jus Post Bellum as a new legal phenomenon and new legal practice. Read more...

Conference "Diversity for sustainable development: Towards a new research agenda?"

[Date: 2010-10-14]

The EU Network of Excellence on "Sustainable Development in a Diverse World" (SUS.DIV, 2005-2011) brings together over 35 research institutions from all around Europe and beyond and from very different disciplinary background to carry out research and exchange views on diversity and sustainability. Read more...

Proceedings of the Info Day "Tackling poverty in a development context" and "Economic, social and political conditions for satisfying world food needs" held on 08/10/2010

[Date: 2010-10-12]

On Friday 8 October 2010, the European Commission (DG Research) organised an Information and Networking day to inform about two Societal Challenges on 'Tackling Poverty in a Development Context' and 'Economic, Social and Political Conditions for Satisfying World Food Needs'. Read more...

Roundtable on security; economic and social development; democracy, good governance and rule of law; and reconciliation, confidence-building and inter-communal bridge-building in Afghanistan, Congo and Kosovo

[Date: 2010-10-12]

MULTIPART, an SSH project funded under the 7th European Research Framework Programme, aims at investigating whether, how, and under what conditions multi-stakeholder partnerships can positively impact on human security and facilitate non-violence and long-term peace, while providing a productive framework for relations between local actors and external actors, including third party mediators and international organisations. Read more...

New and growing inequalities: A challenge for the social, economic and democratic development of the European Union

[Date: 2010-10-07]

In response to the new "Europe 2020" strategy with its emphasis on "inclusive growth - a high-employment economy delivering economic, social and territorial cohesion", the European Commission is organising a conference entitled "New and growing inequalities: A challenge for the social, economic and democratic development of the European Union". Read more...

The Publics of Europe and the European Public Sphere: Tracing the Architects and Trespassers of Borders and Boundaries in Europe

[Date: 2010-10-06]

This conference puts a specific emphasis on the question whether there is an emerging transnational institutional basis in which an inclusive, democratic European public sphere may be entrenched. Read more...

Proceedings of the session "The World in 2050 & The Cities of Tomorrow"

[Date: 2010-10-05]

At the EU-China Science and Technology week which took place on 14-19 June 2010, a special session was dedicated to "The World in 2050 and the Cities of Tomorrow". Taking place at the EU Pavilion, both European and Chinese Experts had the opportunity to exchange their ideas on this crucial subject. Read more...

Proceedings of the workshop "The World and Europe in 2030/2050"

[Date: 2010-10-05]

At the EU-China Science and Technology Week, a workshop organised by DG Research (Science, Economy and Society Directorate) was dedicated to "The World and Europe in 2030/2050". Both European and Chinese Experts participated at this workshop that took place at the Spanish Pavilion on 15 June 2010. Read more...

Civil society's role in global governance
Joint seminar of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the European Commission (DG Research) and the United Nations University – Comparative Regional Integration Studies (CRIS)

[Date: 2010-09-27]

The workshop intends to provide a forum for dialogue between researchers, civil society organisations and policymakers on the changing role of civil society and its mobilisation in relation to global governance issues and processes. While mobilisations during events such as the Copenhagen Conference on climate change, G8 and G20 meetings, trade negotiations are quite visible, their causes and impacts are not yet well understood. Read more...

Lunchtime meeting "The situation of Roma in the EU: A challenge for the EU's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice?

[Date: 2010-09-24]

Justice and Home Affairs Section at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is organizing, together with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC, SOC Section), a lunchtime meeting titled "The situation of Roma in the EU: A Challenge for the EU's Area of Freedom, Security & Justice?" on 29 September 2010. Read more...

Workshop "Challenges to social cohesion in cities and social innovation responses"

[Date: 2010-09-24]

Within the 2010 Open Days of the 8th European Week of Regions and Cities co-organised by the European Commission, DG Regional Policy, and the Committee of the Regions, entitled "Europe 2020: Competitiveness, co-operation and cohesion for all regions", this workshop will focus on challenges to social cohesion in cities and socially innovative responses to them. Read more...

Conference Employment & poverty

[Date: 2010-09-21]

Under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union and in the context of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, the European Social Observatory (OSE), partner of the European Network of Excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe - supported by the SSH programme), is organising an international conference Read more...

Info day Societal Challenges Poverty

[Date: 2010-09-21]

The European Commission (DG Research) is organizing an Information and Networking Day on "Tackling Poverty in a Development Context" and "Economic, social and political conditions for satisfying world food needs" Read more...

ENACT debate "On the margins of European citizenship

[Date: 2010-09-20]

The construction of the European Union goes hand in hand with the promotion of European citizenship. It's an idea that may seem a little abstract or even sound hollow. How is this citizenship being experienced? How is it invoked or contested? By whom? Read more...

Informing the knowledge society - Feeding SSH research into policy design in Latin America and Europe

[Date: 2010-09-17]

The project EULAKS (Connecting research on the Knowledge Society in the European Union and Latin America) is organizing its final conference in the form of a policy workshop, which will take place in London, on the theme "Informing the Knowledge Society - Feeding SSH Research into Policy Design in Latin America and Europe". Read more...

Info Day on Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

[Date: 2010-09-07]

The Belgian National Contact Point - FNRS and the European Commission (DG Research) are co-organizing an Information Day on Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Read more...

Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Issues, Challenges, Visions - FEMCIT Research Dissemination Seminar

[Date: 2010-09-07]

FEMCIT, a four-year project (2007-2011) on Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe supported by the EC 6th Research Framework Programme, is organising a Research Dissemination Seminar on 23 September 2010 in Brussels. Read more...

Challenges of multilingualism in Europe - Core findings of the LINEE Network of Excellence

[Date: 2010-09-02]

On 23 September 2010 LINEE - a Network of Excellence of nine Universities co-funded by the European Commission's 6th Research Framework Programme - presents its policy-relevant research results to interested stakeholders in Brussels. Read more...

Conference "Challenges for Global Europe"

[Date: 2010-08-31]

MERCURY, an SSH project funded under the 7th Research Framework Programme, and the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh organise a half-day conference on the European Union's role in the evolving global order. The financial crisis, climate change talks, migration, the rise of China and other issues present a host of challenges, and leading figures will reflect on the EU's priorities and capabilities given post-Lisbon restructuring of external policy. Read more...

Presentations of conference "Towards a greater understanding of the changing role of business in society" held on 12/04/2010 available

[Date: 2010-07-13]

With the increasing activities of the European Commission aimed at promoting responsible business and advancing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) throughout the private sector, there is a growing need of robust scientific analysis of the phenomenon and its different aspects. Read more...

IAREG final conference
Intangible assets and regional economic growth

[Date: 2010-06-23]

IAREG, an SSH project funded by the 7th European Research Framework Programme, is organising its final conference "Intangible assets and regional economic growth". Read more...

GENDERACE final conference
The use of racial anti-discrimination laws - Gender and citizenship in a multicultural context

[Date: 2010-06-21]

GendeRace, an SSH project supported by the EC 7th Research Framework Programme, is organising its final conference "Project findings and future applications". Focusing on discrimination related to 'race', ethnic origin and gender. Read more...

The international network NET4SOCIETY invites researchers and stakeholders involved in the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) to the networking event "SSH Goes Global".

[Date: 2010-06-11]

The event will take place on 21 September 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey, and will be organized in cooperation with the European Commission. Read more...

MICROCON Workshop 2010

[Date: 2010-06-10]

MICROCON, or 'A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict' is a five-year research programme funded by the European Commission, which takes an innovative micro level, multidisciplinary approach to the study of the conflict cycle. Read more...

EU Information Session in the Frame of the EURASIA-Net Project

[Date: 2010-06-09]

Human rights, and especially minority rights, have a clear supranational dimension both in Europe and in South Asia. Europe has made wide use of the mechanisms and soft law approaches developed and implemented at regional level by the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the European Union. Read more...

Europe 2020 strategy - Innovation insights from European research in socio-economic sciences conference - presentations and pictures

[Date: 2010-06-08]

In the frame of the new European strategy for jobs and growth, the European Commission organised a conference entitled "Europe 2020 strategy - Innovation insights from European research in socio-economic sciences". Read more...

European Conference
Educating Europe - Educational Sciences go FP7 and beyond - Funding opportunities, matchmaking, networking

[Date: 2010-05-27]

The aim of this conference is to highlight educational research topics within the "Socio-economic sciences and Humanities" (SSH) priority area of the specific programme "Cooperation" of the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7) related to the "Indicative Research Roadmap" provided by the European Commission and to bring together the respective international scientific community to foster cooperative research in the field of educational sciences. Read more...

Fostering Dialogue among Stakeholders in European Research
Conference on the Gender and Migration policy

[Date: 2010-05-26]

The conference, organized by the GEMMA SSH FP7 project, intends to bring together all stakeholders under one roof including researchers, policy-makers and civil society to discuss the challenges and benefits of mutual cooperation in the field of Gender & Migration. Read more...

ACRE final conference
Framing a competitive future - The creative and knowledge economy in European cities

[Date: 2010-05-21]

ACRE, an SSH project supported by the EC 6th Research Framework Programme, is organising its final conference "The creative and knowledge economy in European cities". Read more...

Final conference of the REFGOV project "Reflexive governance in the public Interest - Democratic governance and collective action"

[Date: 2010-05-12]

The integrated project REFGOV "Reflexive Governance in the Public Interest" is holding its final conference 27-28 May 2010 at the Royal Academy for Sciences and the Arts, in Brussels. Read more...

Europe 2020 strategy - Innovation insights from European research in socio-economic sciences

[Date: 2010-05-10]

In the frame of the new European strategy for jobs and growth, the European Commission is organising a conference entitled "Europe 2020 strategy - Innovation insights from European research in socio-economic sciences". Read more...

EURO-JUSTIS: Social indicators of trust and confidence in justice - 2nd international conference

[Date: 2010-04-30]

The FP7 SSH project Euro-JUSTIS (Scientific indicators of confidence in Justice) will organize its second international conference in Parma (premises of the University of Parma) from the 5th to the 7th of May 2010. Read more...

The European Union in International Affairs 2010
A Garnet Conference

[Date: 2010-04-19]

The conference "The European Union in International Affairs" is organised in the context of the Network of Excellence GARNET (Global Governance, Regionalism and Regulation: The role of the EU), supported by the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Programme of the 6th Framework Research Programme. Read more...

Conference "Reassessing European Citizenship: citizen rights and citizen acts"

[Date: 2010-04-08]

This conference will present key results of the project ENACT "Enacting European Citizenship" which is supported under the 7th European Research Framework Programme bringing together researchers from three member states of the European Union (UK, Belgium and the Netherlands), two new member states (Hungary and Latvia) and a candidate state (Turkey) to explore in depth how European citizenship is claimed, disputed, built - in short, enacted. Read more...

EU-Africa Research Collaboration Workshop on the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)

[Date: 2010-04-08]

Together with the INCO-Net on sub-Saharan Africa (CAAST-Net, Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science & Technology Cooperation ), Directorate RTD.L organised on 3-5 March 2010 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) a workshop with African and European scholars specialised in Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). Read more...

"Towards a greater understanding of the changing role of business in society" European Conference

[Date: 2010-03-24]

With the increasing activities of the European Commission aimed at promoting responsible business and advancing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) throughout the private sector, there is a growing need of robust scientific analysis of the phenomenon and its different aspects. The current financial and economic crisis increased this need further as a considerable deficiency of responsible management and accountability of financial institutions was one of the important factors that contributed to the chaos on the markets and the depth of the crisis. It is therefore important to discuss the changing role of business in society, when growing responsibility should come hand in hand with growing influence. Read more...

"Post Copenhagen: Practical consequences for Europe"
Briefing session for parliamentarians and policymakers

[Date: 2010-03-18]

The FP7 EDC2020 project (European Development Co-operation to 2020) is organizing a briefing for parliamentarians and decision makers where to consider the practical consequences of the Copenhagen outcome and the ongoing international politics of climate change from an EU perspective. Read more...

Workshop "Conflict transformation and peace building in Israel and Palestine: The gender dimensions"

[Date: 2010-03-18]

Conflict has been persistent in the Middle East, in spite of many efforts to transform and resolve it. The Israeli/Palestinian conflict actually involves several types of conflicts within and across the Israeli and Palestinian societies, and efforts at peace-making and peace-building need to discern the roots, stages and types of conflicts at stake to be able to move towards lasting and just peace. Read more...

CLIOHRES final plenary conference "Developing a New History Research Agenda for Citizens of a Growing Europe"

[Date: 2010-03-12]

The CLIOHRES Network of Excellence will hold its final Plenary Conference and Working Meeting on 19-20 March 2010, at the Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts, in Brussels. Read more...

Global governance, regionalisation and regulation: the role of the EU - GARNET project special event

[Date: 2010-03-03]

GARNET is a Network of Excellence on "Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: The Role of the EU" funded under the European Commission 6th Research Framework Programme and comprising 42 leading research centres and universities. It is coordinated by the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. Read more...

Multilateralism and the EU in the contemporary global order - MERCURY FP7 SSH project second plenary meeting

[Date: 2010-03-03]

MERCURY is a consortium of nine partners funded under the 7th European Research Framework Programme and formed to examine critically the European Union's contribution to multilateralism. It explores multilateralism as a concept, an aspiration, and a form of international order. The EU itself has recognised the importance of multilateralism in (for example) the 2003 European Security Strategy and Lisbon Treaty. Read more...

Kick-off meeting of the SSH FP7 project CLICO "Climate change, hydro-conflicts and human resources"

[Date: 2010-02-24]

Media headlines are dominated by the prospect of regional water wars. Clearly, climate change poses threats to human security; hydro-climatic hazards such as droughts and floods have a capacity to exacerbate social tensions, intra- and inter-state conflict. Yet cooperation often trumps conflict, though attention needs also to be paid to cases where domination is masked as cooperation. Surprisingly, there are few peer-reviewed studies rigorously addressing links between climate change, hydrology, conflict and security. Read more...

Public debate "Social dialogue in times of crisis"

[Date: 2010-02-22]

This initiative is organised in the framework of RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare Network of Excellence). The objective is to develop an ongoing and structured dialogue between the research community, policy makers in charge of labour market and welfare policies, as well as social partners, NGOs and practitioners. Regularly, scholars undertaking innovate research will present their findings in Brussels to foster an open debate on key social challenges. Read more...

Preparatory meeting "EU-2020 strategy - Insights on Innovation from European research in socio-economic sciences"

[Date: 2010-02-05]

In view of providing insights to the new EU-2020 Strategy, the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) programme invited most of its FP7 innovation-related projects to briefly present their results. Read more...

Just and Durable Peace Project : Policy Conference in Brussels, 04-05/02/2010

[Date: 2010-02-03]

The aim of the conference is to bridge the gap between research and policy-making in EU-Peacebuilding in the Western Balkans and the Middle East. JAD-PbP Project funded by the EU FP7, aims to shed new theoretical and conceptual light on the problematique of building just and durable peace. Read more...

"Measuring the dynamics of organisations and work" Final conference of FP6 SSH project MEADOW

[Date: 2010-01-22]

MEADOW, a project funded by the European Union under the 6th Framework Programme for Research organises its final stakeholder conference on 29 January 2010. Read more...

"Towards a Multipolar Science World: Trends and Impact" Discussion meeting organised by The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) together with the SCIFI-GLOW project

[Date: 2010-01-15]

On the back of an overall process of globalization of the world economy, globalisation of science and its impact is very often talked about and with great animosity. With the emerging economic powerhouses building up their own scientific capabilities, will the West be able to leverage innovation capacity into sustainable international competitiveness? Especially in the US, with its science workforce pervaded by foreigners, the rise of the Asian countries provokes deep concerns. Read more...

Conference on EU-US relations "Mapping the Future of the EU-US Strategic Partnership: Policy and Research Perspectives"

[Date: 2010-01-14]

The relations between the European Union and the USA have been a vital component of the foreign policies of both partners and have played a key role in shaping global developments. Heightened cooperation as well as instances of tension and competition have characterised this close relationship, and now both partners are facing great change in their domestic and international environments. Read more...

SEFONE project final conference "Searching for Neighbours: Dynamics of Physical and Mental Borders in the New Europe"

[Date: 2010-01-13]

This one-day conference will explore the dynamics of multicultural and cross-border neighbourhood building in an enlarging and globalising Europe.
The teams of the project SEFONE, funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission, will present and discuss key findings of an innovative research project they conducted in different European locations. Read more...