Brussels, 05 Aug 2003
A new service dedicated to 'science and society' in Europe has been launched by CORDIS, the Commission's research and development information service.
While science and society is recognised under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) as a research field, the subject cuts across a number of the FP6 thematic priorities. For example, ethical questions relating to biotechnology research and the involvement of women in aeronautics research would both fall into the science and society portfolio.
Under FP6, EU funding is aimed at developing structural links between institutions and organisations seeking to intensify the dialogue between the scientific community and society at large.
The new service provides a link to the science and society work programme, and a step-by-step guide to participating in FP6, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of science and society national contact points (NCPs). Users are also able to locate potential partners for research projects, browse forthcoming events in the relevant field and keep up to date on the latest science and society news.