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22 July 2014
Is Europe a continent of rising inequalities?

Since the 1980s, inequalities have generally been increasing in Europe, although with some differences across countries. One out of 7 European citizens is at risk of poverty and we have to expect nearly 150 Million of poor people in Europe by 2025.

Inequalities have consequences on citizens' well-being, economy, social cohesion, poverty, solidarity and democracy. Research in the field of Social Sciences provides us with valuable evidence for future European policy-making on inequalities.

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17 July 2014
Achieving Impact - Socio-economic sciences & humanities in Horizon 2020

The insights & key findings of the conference held last 26-27 February 2014 in Athens are now available.

16 July 2014
ISSUES - The Voice of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in Europe

The 4th edition of NET4SOCIETY’s newsletter "ISSUES - The Voice of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in Europe" has just been published. ISSUES nr. 4 features the following topics:

  • Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020 – First Experiences
  • Notes from the conference “Achieving Impact - Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020”
  • Interview with Prof. Irene Hardill on the Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • How to Increase the Participation of New EU Member States in Horizon 2020?
  • Spotlight on FP7s’ final call for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities
  • Recent SSH Publications of Policy Relevance
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9 July 2014
Results from the Transatlantic Elites Survey (TES) - TRANSWORLD Project

On 1 July 2014, the FP7 TRANSWORLD project debriefed members of the European External Action Service and of Commission services working on transatlantic relations about the results of the TRANSWORLD Elites Survey. This survey explores how American and European elites perceive transatlantic relations and the policies that should be pursued to address the main global challenges across four policy domains.

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3 July 2014
Stock-tacking of FP7 funded research activities

Under the 7th Framework Programme a dedicated programme for the Social Sciences and Humanities provided over 600 million euros of funding for research covering a wide range of topics, resulting in over 250 projects.This document provides a simple overview of all FP7 calls, topics and projects funded along these lines as well as a stocktaking of policy reviews, reports, proceedings and major events organized around the identified areas.

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  • 20 December 2013
    Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities > > >
  • 5 September 2013
    ANTICORRP Policy Report on Control of Corruption in Europe > > >
  • 20 February 2013
    Social Investment Package: Commission urges Member States to focus on growth and social cohesion > > >

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