Brussels, 07 Mar 2003
European Commissioner for Research Philippe Busquin will present 89 new EU funded socio-economic research projects and networks during a conference on 13 and 14 March in Brussels.
The two day conference will focus on five key areas covered by the projects that are relevant to social, sciences, humanities and EU policies:
- challenges to development models: broad perspectives, the knowledge dynamics and innovation (20 projects);
- societal and individual well being and policies - quality of life and social cohesion (22 projects);
- governance, citizenship and the dynamics of European integration, enlargement and security (28 projects);
- gender, governance and quality of life (8 projects);
- infrastructures for building the European Research Area (ERA) (11 projects).
Mr Busquin will speak at the closing plenary session on 14 March 2003, and is expected to highlight how these research projects are supporting policy areas of socio-economic importance to Europe, and contributing to the development of the European Research Area in the field of social sciences and humanities.