Brussels, 04 Mar 2003
CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is providing a dedicated service for 'citizens and governance' research related activities. The projects carried out in this area are intended to mobilise European research in the economic, political and social sciences so as to address the emergence of a knowledge-based society and new forms of relationships between citizens and institutions.
The new service, part of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) portal, offers central access to all related information, including guidance, news and direct links to assist applications for research funding opportunities, for which 225 million euro is earmarked.
Users can quickly access documents on open and forthcoming calls, identify support, browse past projects and consult publications. In addition, this service offers a fast review of more than 450 organisations willing to participate in research projects in this field.
The service provides timely information and will cover all activities, workshops and funded projects as soon as information becomes available. This is the first thematic service to be launched on the FP6 service; other catered services will be launched soon. http://www.cordis.lu/citizens