Research into social employment and new growth
The economic and social consequences of the 2008 financial crisis, technological changes and labour market developments have made it difficult for many people to find a new job and to secure stable, quality employment.
Creating growth and jobs are constant aims for the Commission.
Doing this means
- finding answers to the challenge of socio-ecologic changes
- 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
- promoting the contribution of intangible assets
The role of social sciences and humanities in this area
Social sciences and humanities (SSH) research contributes to these goals by providing knowledge, data, and answers.
SSH research underlines the trends, explains the tensions and paves the way for transitions to allow the building of more smart, sustainable, inclusive, open and fair societies.
It analyses 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.
SSH research evaluates the impacts of innovation, and whether outsourcing or concentration of research and innovation in Europe is the best option in global innovation networks. It also contributes to developing new business and social models, relevant for the delivery of a wide range of services.
SSH research also comes up with new and innovative ways of measuring intangible assets like research and development and intellectual property capitals, brand equity, firm training, organisational capital, software and databases.
Project policy briefs
SSH research projects publish policy briefs while they are active. Briefs related to culture and citizenship are listed below.
AGENTA: Ageing Europe
An Application of National Transfer Accounts for Explaining and Projecting Trends in Public Finances
Consumer sentiment regarding privacy on user generated content services in the digital economy
Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies
European Union Action to fight Environmental Crime
Financialisation, economy, society and sustainable development
Forward Looking Driving Change
Output and productivity growth in the healthcare sector
Social Innovation and Civic Engagement
Multidimensional Impact of the Low-carbon European Strategy on Energy Security, and Socio-Economic Dimension up to 2050 perspective
Mobilizing Institutional Reforms for Research and Innovation Systems
Accessing Oil, Gas and Minerals in a Changing World
Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change
Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe
Using land-use/transport models for sustainable policy making
Systemic Risk Tomography: Signals, Measurements, Transmission Channels, and Policy Interventions
Third Sector Impact
The impact of the third sector on socio-economic development in Europe
Qualitative case study findings of walqing