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SS–ERC – SOCIAL SCIENCES AND EUROPEAN RESEARCH CAPACITIES

Within the 6th Framework Programme for Research (Priority 7 Citizenship and Governance in a Knowledge-based Society), a network of European research institutions has promoted the project Social Sciences and European Research Capacities (SS-ERC, financed by the European Commission DG Research.
The network consists of six organisations: Tor Vergata University of Rome; the Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy of the University of Aarhus (Denmark); University of Maastricht (Netherlands); Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza (Italy); Primorska University of Capodistria (Slovenia); the Foundation of La Rioja University (Spain).

The project aims to valorise the role of social sciences to increase the overall quality of European scientific and technological research, in the strategic perspective established within the European Council of Lisbon in 2000. More generally, it links up with the efforts made to support European research and to make it more transparent and open to the full participation of citizens.

The project aims to:

Interpret the current difficulties in the management of science and technology in terms of their inadequate socialisation.
Identify a general line of solution to these difficulties by means of a different arrangement of responsibilities regarding scientific and technological research.
Define a more precise role for social sciences.

This comes about by implementing four main actions:
- A study on the current and potential role of social sciences in scientific and technological research processes.
- Four experimentations (in Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Denmark).
- Four manuals on the socialisation of scientific and technological research.
- An action of dissemination and awareness-raising (Technological responsibility).

Download the Handbook on the socialisation of scientific and technological research

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