Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

Under the SSH theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, three calls for proposals were issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-A

Collaborative research projects and Research for the Benefit of Specific Groups – Civil Society Organisations

There are seven main activities/areas for this call:

1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society

Topics include: Growth and Service industries and public economic policy

2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective – paths towards sustainable development

Topics include: Impacts of corporate social responsibility and social inequalities

3. Major trends in society and their implications

Topics include: Changes in consumer markets, tolerance and cultural diversity and religion

4. Europe and the world

Topics include: Competition and collaboration in access to oil, gas and mineral resources and Perspectives from outside the EU on human rights, democracy and peace

5. The Citizen in the European Union

Topics include: Independent media and democracy in Europe and Culture in the creation of a European space of communication

6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators

Topics include: European service sectors and data management for statistics

7. Foresight activities

Topics include: The world and Europe in 2025 and Foresight on the long term challenges for the Mediterranean area

Budget: EUR 55m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Call identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-B

Collaborative Projects (Small or Medium-Scale Focused Research Projects) for Specific Cooperation Actions Dedicated to International Cooperation

There are two main activities/areas for this call:

1. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective: paths towards sustainable development

Topic: Cities and sustainable Development

2. Europe and the world

Topic: Climate induced changes in water resources in southern Europe and neighbouring countries as a threat to security (Topic coordinated with the Environment work programme topic ENV.2009.1.1.5.2)

Budget: EUR 6m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Call identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-C

Co-ordination and Support Actions

There are four main activities/areas for this call:

1. Major trends in society and their implications

Topic: Social platform on research for families and family policies

2. Europe in the world

Topic: Geopolitics and the role of Europe in a changing world

3. Foresight Activities

Topic: Consolidating the information system for foresight

4. Horizontal Actions

Topic: Measures to support the dissemination of research results

Budget: EUR 6.22m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.

For more detailed information on each call, please consult CORDIS for the key documents under this theme which include the call fiche, work programme, fact sheet and guide for applicants, using the identifier code above.

Funder Link: CORDIS

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