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Conference Report - Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research

Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge

The Conference Report of the International Conference, Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research, organised by DG RTD and held in Brussels on the 4-5 February 2016 summarises the main discussions and conclusions of the conference, identifies immediate and long-term research needs and provides recommendations for policy making.


Migration - Facing Realities and Maximising Opportunities

Integration of SSH in H2020

Migration has become a crucial issue for Europe, one that is likely to dominate policy and political agendas for many years to come. Migration is also increasingly presented, both in public and expert discourse, as a challenge requiring coordinated European responses, involving both Member States and the European institutions.

FP7 research projects studied different aspects of the migration phenomenon such as integration and diversity, trans-nationalism, temporary/circular migration, migration and development, migration flows, data modelling, to mention just a few of the areas covered. The European comparative perspective brought in by most of this research is an important added value of working with multi-country research teams in the study of migration.


Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: participants, budget and disciplines

Integration of SSH in H2020

Monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2014 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leadership.

This monitoring and evaluation report assesses in a thorough and detailed manner how the different SSH disciplines have been integrated into the projects funded in 2014 under the Societal Challenges and the Industrial Leadership priorities. The report illustrates the success of the new policy on the integration of SSH as a cross-cutting issue and it also points out where further efforts are needed.


Open the Door: Social Science Research for Development and a Sustainable Future

Open the Door

Development aid is the most visible and most successful field of the European Union’s complex external actions. The European Union and its 28 Member States are, together, still the largest development donors worldwide and have played a leading role in the efforts to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The EU has also proved to be a reliable and predictable actor during the negotiations of the new Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations that will shape global development strategies for the years to come.

This publication presents the most relevant projects on development funded under the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7).


An ever closer union among the peoples of Europe? - Rising inequalities in the EU and their social, economic and political impacts

An ever closer union among the peoples of Europe?

The European Treaty is based on an ‘ever closer union among the peoples of Europe’. Scientific research in social sciences and the humanities funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme shows that socioeconomic inequalities have generally increased in the EU over the last 20 years. A dual trend in inequalities has been observed during periods of economic growth as well as since the onset of the financial and economic crisis in 2008.





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Their Future is Our Future: Youth as Actors of Change
In the context of the changing demographic structure of society, Europe's future prosperity and sustainability largely depend on its ability to take advantage of the potential of all generations. In times of economic and financial crisis in particular, Europe needs a strong young generation to be a driver of sustainable and inclusive growth that will ensure long-term development. Youth represents the backbone of future Europe and we need to prepare the generation that will lead and support the EU in 2040 and after.

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