Call for Proposals - SSH 2012 - Collaborative Projects (Small or medium-scale) & Coordination and Support Actions FP7-SSH-2012-2 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

  • Area 8.1.1. Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy

SSH.2012.1.1-2. Unveiling creativity for innovation in Europe

SSH.2012.1.1-3. Smart specialisation for regional innovation

  • Area 8.1.2. Structural changes in the European knowledge economy and society

SSH.2012.1.2-1. Coordinating research agendas on economic policy, prioritisation and coordination in Europe

SSH.2012.1.2-2. Mobilising institutional reforms in research and innovation systems for better scientific, innovation and economic performances in Europe

  • Area 8.1.3. Strengthening policy coherence and coordination in Europe

SSH.2012.1.3-1. The future of macro-economic and monetary integration in Europe

SSH.2012.1.3-2. Innovative policies for employment and labour markets

Activity 8.2: Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective: paths towards sustainable development

  • Area 8.2.1. Socio economic development trajectories

SSH.2012.2.1-1. Social innovation against inequalities

SSH.2012.2.1-2. Social innovation for vulnerable populations

  • Area 8.2.2. Regional, territorial and social cohesion

SSH.2012.2.2-2. European energy security, including its economic dimension

SSH.2012.2.2-3. New types of offence in a globalised world: the case of environmental crime

SSH.2012.2.2-4. Climate change uncertainties: policy making for the Pacific front

Activity 8.3: Major trends in society and their implications

  • Area 8.3.2. Societal trends and lifestyles

SSH.2012.3.2-2. Understanding disabilities in evolving societies

SSH.2012.3.2-3 Social innovation in the public sector

Activity 8.4: Europe in the world

  • Area 8.4.1. Interactions and interdependences between world regions and their implications

SSH.2012.4.1-1. Towards an Atlantic Area?

SSH.2012.4.1-2. National and regional integration in South East Asia

  • Area 8.4.3. Europe’s changing role in the world

SSH.2012.4.3-1. Social changes and political transformations in the Arab world

Activity 8.5: The Citizen in the European Union

  • Area 8.5.1. Participation and citizenship in Europe

SSH.2012.5.1-2. Dealing with diversity and cohesion: the case of the Roma in the European Union

  • Area 8.5.2. Diversities and commonalities in Europe

SSH.2012.5.2-1. Enlargement and the integration capacity of the EU: past experience and future prospects

Activity 8.6: Socio-economic and scientific indicators

  • Area 8.6.2. Developing better indicators for policy

SSH.2012.6.2-1. Mapping data opportunities for economic and social research and policy

Activity 8.7 Foresight activities

  • Area 8.7.1. Wide socio economic foresight on key challenges

SSH.2012.7.1-1. Forward looking tools and methods for answering major societal challenges

Activity 8.8.: Horizontal actions

SSH.2012.8.8-1. The future of Social Sciences and Humanities in the context of the European Research Area

SSH.2012.8.8-2. Mobilising the network of National Contact Points in Social Sciences and the Humanities

European community funding

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

  • 48,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the 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-2012-2 (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 (Small or medium-scale) & Coordination and Support Actions (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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