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1 Citizens and governance in a knowledge based society Information on the forthcoming calls in Priority 7 NCP Meeting, 3 December 2004 DG Research K.3

2 General Context European Research Area (ERA) –Long-term strategic policy objective for EU and Member States 6th Framework Programme (FP6) –Main EU instrument to support ERA “Integrating” Programme –Focus on Thematic Priorities Priority 7 “Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society” –Focal point for social sciences and humanities

3 Objectives of the Programme Support and develop Social Sciences and Humanities to produce high quality research in areas of policy relevance... … while structuring Social Sciences and Humanities in such a way to fully exploit the opportunities of the emerging European Research Area

4 Political Context Lisbon Summit 2000 fixed ambitious objectives for EU Knowledge base for managing the transition process … … and identification of new challenges Comparative dimension Multidisciplinarity, integrative approach

5 Forthcoming calls Workprogramme Publication in the OJ on 8 December 2004 Deadline (for all calls) on 13 April 2005

6 Three calls, five instruments, eight research areas Thematic AreasInstruments CALL CITIZENS-4IP XXXXXX CITIZENS-4NoE XXXXXX CITIZENS-5STREP XXXXXXXX CITIZENS-5CA XXXXXXXX CITIZENS-6SSA X OUTSIDECfT/EG X

7 Call CITIZENS-4 Instruments: –Networks of Excellence –Integrated Projects Budget: –60 Million € Coverage: –Topics open in all research areas except areas 5 and 8 –Proposals should address core objectives of topics and provide significant coverage of issues and challenges highlighted in the text –On average two projects funded per topic

8 Networks of Excellence Structuring the European Research Area In-depth integration of research programmes and activities Long-term perspective Variety of joint activities, well beyond core research activities Duration: 3 to 5 years Financial support:3 to 4 Million Euro

9 Integrated Projects Ambitious, targeted research endeavour Clearly specified objectives Aiming at results with strategic impact Critical mass Duration: 3 to 5 years Financial support:3 to 4 Million Euro

10 Call CITIZENS-5 Instruments: –Specific Targeted Research Projects –Coordination Actions Budget: –52 Million € Coverage: –Topics open in all research areas –Proposals should make clear and important contributions to the objectives of topics and to the issues and challenges highlighted in the text –On average three to five projects funded per topic

11 Specific Targeted Research Projects Basic features similar to “traditional” RTD Projects in FP4 and FP5 Emphasis on developing excellence Innovative views and fresh views are encouraged Duration: 3 years Financial support:0.7 to 1.2 Million Euro

12 Coordination Actions Basic features similar to “traditional” Thematic Networks in FP4 and FP5 Emphasis on cordination of activities Added value by providing a European dimension Duration: 3 years Financial support:0.6 to 0.9 Million Euro

13 Call CITIZENS-6 Instruments: –Specific Support Actions Budget: –4 Million € Coverage: –Topics open in research area 8 only –Proposals should make clear and important contributions to the objectives of topics and to the issues and challenges highlighted in the text

14 Specific Support Actions Basic features similar to “traditional” Accompanying Measures in FP4 and FP5 Direct link to programme objectives Innovative and exploratory activities Duration: 3 years max. Implemented through calls for proposals, calls for tenders and expert groups

15 Research Area 1: Generation, Distribution, Use of Knowledge For NoE/IP Knowledge based policies for the KBS: policy learning and the sources of knowledge Growth, employment and competitiveness in a KBS For STREP/CA 1.2.1Emerging dynamic growth regions and their role in a global economy Understanding knowledge

16 Research Area 2: Options and choices for the development of a KBS For NoE/IP The relations between the labour market, employment and welfare regimes 2.1.2Educational strategies for inclusion and social cohesion and their relation to other policies For STREP/CA 2.2.1Societal trends, quality of life and public policies Inequalities in society and their consequences The dynamics of youth in the context of intergenerational relations in European society

17 Research Area 3: The variety of paths towards a KBS For NoE/IP Linguistic diversity in a European KBS For STREP/CA Development models to meet combined societal and economic objectives

18 Research Area 4: The implications of European integration and enlargement for governance and the citizen For NoE/IP Democracy in a supranational context For STREP/CA New EU borders, new visions of neighbourhood Governance for sustainable development

19 Research Area 5: Articulation of areas of responsibility and new forms of governance For NoE/IP For STREP/CA Privatisation and public policy in different contexts Regulatory processes and the use of impact assessment Economic governance, articulation of competences and role of expertise

20 Research Area 6: Issues connected with the resolution of conflicts and restoration of peace and justice For NoE/IP Approaches to conflict analysis: prevention and resolution of violent conflicts For STREP/CA Transnational terrorism, security and rule of law Human rights and conflicts 6.2.3Crime and criminalisation

21 Research Area 7: New forms of citizenship and cultural identities For NoE/IP Towards a European public sphere Gender and citizenship in a multicultural context For STREP/CA Values and religions in Europe


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