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CONTENT - Issue n 8 | 2nd Quarter 2007


Acting Together for Sustainable Development.
The issue of 'sustainable development' is now a key part of political and institutional discourse.

Theme of this issue

  • Sustainability and Governance
    The contribution of socio-economic research to sustainability and governance is illustrated by results and news from three projects (EPIGOV, ENVIPOLCON & SRDTools). The editorial and an interview with EPIGOV Coordinator Dr von Homeyer, following a conference on EPIGOV activities, helps to underline progress in the field of sustainability and governance. Finally, further suggested reading on this theme is provided in the book review "Participation for Sustainability in Trade".

  • EPIGOV project
  • INTERVIEW with Dr von Homeyer, EPIGOV Project Coordinator


  • DYNREG project
  • RECON conference
  • INTUNE and the deliberative citizens' consultation
  • SSH Publications
  • SSH Programme Commitee

News from projects

  • ENVIPOLCON - Environmental governance in Europe: the impact of international institutions and trade on policy convergence
  • EUROSPHERE - Diversity and the European Public Sphere: Towards a Citizens' Europe
  • FEMAGE - Towards a lifelong learning society in Europe
  • SPReW - Generational Approach to the Social Patterns of Relation to Work
  • EU KLEMS - Launch of the first public version EU KLEMS Growth and Productivity Accounts database

European Research Area

  • Enhancing social science research opportunities in Europe through information and communication technologies: exchanging relevant experience with the US
  • The WageIndicator Web Survey for worldwide social science research on wages

Work in progress

  • METRIS project: Monitoring European trends in the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

Online databases & journals

  • WORKS project - Work Organisation and Restructuring in the Knowledge Society

Future events

Future Events announces a number of conferences aiming at presenting findings from EU-funded projects on topics such as global markets, integration strategies and citizenship

Recent events

    • AIM
      1 and 2 March 2007 - Brussels, Belgium

    • COMETR (Competitiveness effects of environmental tax reforms)
      21 March 2007 - Brussels, Belgium

    • SRDTOOLS (Methods and tools for evaluating the impact of cohesion policies on sustainable regional development)

    • UPP - Understanding Privatisation Policy: Political economy and welfare effects
      15 and 16 February - Prague, Czech Republic

Book review

  • Participation for Sustainability in Trade
  • Children, Changing Families and Welfare States

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