Call for Proposals - Science in society FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1 Closed!


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".


5.1 - First Action Line – A more dynamic governance of the science and society relationship

Activity 5.1.1. Better understanding of the place of science and technology (S&T) in society

  • Area Relationships between science, democracy and law

Activity 5.1.2 Broader engagement to anticipate and clarify political, societal and ethical issues

  • Area Broader engagement on science related questions
  • Area Conditions for an informed debate on ethics and science

Activity 5.1.3 Strengthening and improving the European science system

  • Area Encouraging the debate on information dissemination, including access to scientific results and the future of scientific publications, taking also into account measures to improve access by the public.

5.2 – Second Action Line – Strengthening potential, broadening horizons

Activity 5.2.1 Gender and research

  • Area Strengthening the role of women in scientific research and in scientific decision-making bodies

Activity 5.2.2 Young People and science

  • Area Supporting formal and informal science education in schools as well as through science centres and museums and other relevant means
  • Area Research and Coordination Actions on new methods in science education

5.3 – Third Action Line – Science and society communicate

  • Area Encouraging EU dimension at science event targeting the public
  • Area Promoting excellent trans-national research and sciencecommunication by the means of popular prizes
  • Area Research aimed at enhancing inter-communication concerning science, both in its methods and its products, to raise mutual understanding between the scientific world, and the wider audience of policy-makers, the media and the general public

European community funding

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

  • 37,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 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-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Capacities (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Science in Society (SiS) (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Science in society (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)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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