The strength of the European science and technology system depends on its capacity to harness talent and ideas from wherever they exist. This can only be achieved if a fruitful and rich dialogue and active cooperation between science and society are developed to ensure a more responsible science and to enable the development of policies more relevant to citizens.
Rapid advances in contemporary scientific research and innovation have led to the rise of important ethical, legal and social issues that affect the relationship between science and society. Public investment in science requires a vast social and political constituency sharing the values of science, educated and engaged in its processes and able to recognise its contributions to knowledge, society and economic progress.
Through this programme, we also support new ways to interest young people in science and in research careers, and new ways to achieve greater gender equality in science.
The focus of our activities is to:
Search for funding opportunities related to society.