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CONTENT - Issue n 9 | 3rd Quarter 2007

The dual challenge posed by climate change and the transition to a post-carbon society calls for the increasing involvement of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).

Theme of this issue

  • European Research Area (ERA)

The idea of a European Research Area (ERA) grew out of the realisation that research in Europe suffers from three weaknesses: insufficient funding, lack of an environment to stimulate research and exploit results, and the fragmented nature of activities and the dispersal of resources.


  • ERA GREEN PAPER: Interview with Commissioner Potocnik for the SSH Newsletter

Why the renewed interest in the European Research Area?
Janez Potocnik: I decided to open a new debate on where we want to go with the European Research Area because, put simply, Europe cannot afford to wait any longer...


  • CHALLENGE - The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security 4, 5 & 6 July 2007

A month after the June 2007 European Council reached consensus on the 'Reform Treaty' and only a few days after new threats to security were uncovered in the UK, CHALLENGE held its...

Book Review

  • Region building, National borders and EU enlargement
  • Freedom in the age of globalised insecurity


  • European Research Council (ERC) and the FP7 Ideas Programme.
  • Science and Technology Foresight
  • Conference - The Spirit of Europe - Plurality, Identities, Interdependencies. Leipzig 6 - 10 June 2007.
  • EU Conference "Towards a post-carbon society - European research on economic drivers and social behavior", Brussels, 24 October 2007.
  • REMSH 1 and 2 - Network of Excellence of research centers in human sciences in the Mediterranean area
  • Transgen workshop (Gender aspects in transport research)

Work in Progress

  • Research for the Benefit of Specific Groups - Civil Society Organisations (BSG-CSO)
  • Work in Progress News Flash

News from projects

  • ACRE


  • Past events
  • Projects events
  • Policy related (Portuguese Presidency)
  • Other events

On-line Databases & Journals

  • MISSOC: Social Protection in the EU Member States and the European Economic Area
  • The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
  • The Nordic Medico-Statistical Committee (NOMESCO) and the Nordic Social-Statistical Committee (NOSOSCO): database on social protection and health care


  • The Rocard Report on Science Education

In memoriam

  • In memory of Emilio Fontela

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