European Commission’s Work Programme 2011: Capacities

“In the terms of the Seventh Framework Programme, activities in the field of Science in Society aim to “stimulate, with a view to building an open, effective and democratic European knowledge-based society, the harmonious integration of scientific and technological endeavour, and associated research policies in the European social web, by encouraging pan-European reflection and debate on science and technology and their relationship with the whole spectrum of society and culture“.

The 2020 Vision for the European Research Area (ERA) adopted by the Council in December 2008 underlines that the ERA “is firmly rooted in society and responsive to its needs and ambitions in pursuit of sustainable development“.

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