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Employment and New Growth

The economic and social consequences of the crisis, technological changes and labour market developments have put a strain on the capacity of many people to find a new job and to secure stable and quality employment. Creating growth and jobs is at the core of the Juncker Commission's agenda. Achieving these goals involves responding to a series of challenges. It includes finding answers to the socio-ecological transition; boosting the global competitiveness of European firms; building cooperation and co-creation in socio-economic problems; supporting entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurs; highlighting the role of the service economy and social innovations and promoting the contribution of intangible assets.

Social Sciences and Humanities research contribute to these goals by providing knowledge, data, and answers. Through forward-looking activities, they underline the trends, elucidate the tensions and pave the way for transitions which allows building more smart, sustainable, inclusive, open and fair societies. They analyse what is needed from Europe to successfully compete in international markets, and how the organisation of the “knowledge sector” (universities and research institutes) influences the behaviour of firms and markets in a globalised world. They evaluate the impacts of innovation, and whether outsourcing or concentration of research and innovation in Europe is the best option in the "global innovation networks". SSH research also contributes to develop new business and social models that are relevant for the delivery of a wide range of services. SSH research furthermore come up with new and innovative ways of measuring intangibles assets like research and development and intellectual property capitals, brand equity, firm training, organisational capital, software and databases.

 

Policy Briefs

AGENTA: Ageing Europe

An Application of National Transfer Accounts for Explaining and Projecting Trends in Public Finances

August 2015  PDF icon 521 KB

 

CONSENT - Consumer sentiment regarding privacy on user generated content services in the digital economy

November 2013  PDF icon 699 KB

 

EFESEIIS - Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies

November 2015  PDF icon 484 KB

 

EFFACE - European Union Action to fight Environmental Crime

November 2014  PDF icon 383 KB | November 2014  PDF icon 386 KB

 

FESSUD – Financialisation, economy, society and sustainable development

November 2016  PDF icon 713 KB | October 2016  PDF icon 216 KB | October 2016  PDF icon 527 KB
July 2016  PDF icon 188 KB | July 2016  PDF icon 248 KB | July 2016  PDF icon 894 KB
July 2016  PDF icon 633 KB | July 2016  PDF icon 289 KB | June 2016  PDF icon 262 KB

 

FLAGSHIP – Forward Looking Driving Change

Forward Looking Tools and Methods for Answering Major Societal Challenges

December 2015  PDF icon 930 KB | December 2014  PDF icon 724 KB | October 2013  PDF icon 810 KB

 

INDICSER - Output and productivity growth in the healthcare sector

March 2013  PDF icon 159 KB | February 2013  PDF icon 123 KB

 

ITSSOIN - Social Innovation and Civic Engagement

September 2015  PDF icon 467 KB | February 2015  PDF icon 543 KB

 

MILESECURE2050 - Multidimensional Impact of the Low-carbon European Strategy on Energy Security, and Socio-Economic Dimension up to 2050 perspective

December 2015  PDF icon 584 KB | March 2015  PDF icon 483 KB | October 2014  PDF icon 588 KB

 

MIRRIS - Mobilizing Institutional Reforms for Research and Innovation Systems

Europe as a whole must advance significantly in research and innovation performances in order to make the EU the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy, as foreseen in the Europe 2020 strategy.

September 2014  PDF icon 480 KB

 

POLINARES - Accessing Oil, Gas and Minerals in a Changing World

January 2013  PDF icon 129 KB

 

SI-DRIVE - Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change

February 2016  PDF icon 574 KB | February 2016  PDF icon 420 KB | February 2016  PDF icon 417 KB | January 2016  PDF icon 454 KB | January 2016  PDF icon 555 KB | January 2016  PDF icon 416 KB | January 2016  PDF icon 515 KB

 

STYLE - Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe

February 2016  PDF icon 283 KB

 

SustainCity: Using land-use/transport models for sustainable policy making

November 2013  PDF icon 1.7 MB | November 2013  PDF icon 327 KB

 

SYRTO - Systemic Risk Tomography: Signals, Measurements, Transmission Channels, and Policy Interventions

(Signals, Measurements, Transmission Channels, and Policy Interventions)

March 2014  PDF icon 289 KB | February 2016   PDF icon 985 KB |

 

Third Sector Impact - The impact of the third sector on socio-economic development in Europe

October 2016  PDF icon 187 KB | January 2016  PDF icon 183 KB

 

WALQING - Qualitative case study findings of walqing

Investigating working and employment conditions and quality of life in new and growing jobs in Europe

November 2012  PDF icon 124 KB

 

WWWforEurope – Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe

November 2014  PDF icon 495 KB | March 2015  PDF icon 801 KB | August 2015 (1)  PDF icon 723 KB
August 2015 (2)  PDF icon 391 KB