Call for Proposals - SSH 2012 - Collaborative projects (Large scale integrated research projects) FP7-SSH-2012-1 Closed!


The main objective of this call is to generate an in-depth, shared understanding of the complex, interrelated socio-economic challenges that Europe faces. These include the need to foster growth, employment and competitiveness, as well as social cohesion. Social, cultural and educational challenges in an enlarged EU are significant, as are sustainability, environmental protection, demographic change, migration and integration, quality of life, removing barriers to exercising citizenship and global interdependence. The aim is to improve the knowledge base for drawing up policies that have a clear relevance in these fields at European level.


Activity 8.1: Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society — the European case (total budget per Activity €6.5 million)

  • Area 8.1.1. Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy

SSH.2012.1.1-1. Education systems in the 21st century

Activity 8.2: Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective: paths towards sustainable development (total budget per Activity €6.5 million)

  • Area 8.2.2. Regional, territorial and social cohesion

SSH.2012.2.2-1. Governance of cohesion and diversity in urban contexts

Activity 8.3: Major trends in society and their implications (total budget per Activity €13 million)

  • Area 8.3.1. Demographic changes

SSH.2012.3.1-1. Making longevity an asset for economic and social development

  • Area 8.3.2. Social trends and lifestyles

SSH.2012.3.2-1. Families in transitions

Activity 8.4: Europe in the world (total budget per Activity €6.5 million)

  • Area 8.4.2. Conflicts, peace and human rights

SSH.2012.4.2-1. Human rights in the EU external relations and  internal policies

Activity 8.5: The Citizen in the European Union (total budget per Activity €6.5 million)

  • Area 8.5.1. Participation and citizenship in Europe

SSH.2012.5.1-1. Exercising EU citizenship: removing barriers

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 39,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 February 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-SSH-2012-1 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Socio-economic sciences and Humanities (SSH) (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - SSH 2012 - Collaborative projects (Large scale integrated research projects) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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