Social challenges

Grants for Collaborative Projects, including Research, innovation close to market, Coordination and Support Actions, and other new schemes (i.e. prizes, innovative public procurement, etc…) oriented to Political Priorities and Challenges of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

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EURO-1-2014 Resilient and sustainable economic and monetary union in Europe CALL CLOSED
Specific challengeEconomic and monetary integration in Europe, underpinned by the creation of the euro, has changed the landscape of international monetary relations with far reaching impacts both for the EU and its external partners. However, the...
EURO-2-2014 The European growth agenda CALL CLOSED
Specific challengeThe impacts of the economic crisis have been far reaching on the ability of the EU economy to innovate, grow and create jobs. In response, the EU has proposed a new growth strategy "Europe 2020" which aims at tackling common European...
EURO-3-2014 European societies after the crisis CALL CLOSED
Specific ChallengeThe crisis has strongly impacted European societies. Many people lost their jobs or part of their income as a result of salary cuts. Uncertainty about the future has risen. European citizens demonstrate an increasing lack of confidence...
EURO-4-2014 Political challenges for Europe CALL CLOSED
Specific challengeEurope's crisis has triggered a renewed European-wide debate on the future of European integration and the political system of the EU. The crisis has revealed structural flaws of European integration adding a political and social...
EURO-5-2015 ERA-NET on Smart Urban Futures CALL CLOSED
Specific challengeEuropean cities are very important in policies aiming to create growth, jobs and a sustainable future. More than 70% of the EU's citizens live in urban areas. Cities are centres of economic development, services, knowledge and creativity....
EURO-6-2015 Meeting new societal needs by using emerging technologies in the public sector CALL CLOSED
Specific challengePublic sector innovation and the modernisation of public administrations are considered as important underlying factors for economic growth3 and also contribute to competitiveness.In order to improve efficiency, effectiveness and...
In the next 5-10 years the EU and its Member States will be required to continue developing strategies and policies aimed at overcoming the financial and economic crisis while further promoting smart, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The impacts of the economic crisis have been far reaching on the ability of the EU economy to innovate, grow, and create jobs with major societal consequences.

Action is therefore needed now to help develop solutions that will lay the foundations for a sustainable job-rich recovery and will allow the economy to transform itself. The portfolio of activities within this area will focus on socio-economic and behavioural research on:
(1) the reform of the EU economic governance structure to better secure financial and economic stability (focusing on the "Blueprint for a deep and genuine Economic and Monetary Union");
(2) the social, political, legal and cultural consequences of the crisis, such as higher unemployment, the widening of social disparities, rising Euroscepticism and distrust in politics, and the consequent national and EU-level responses;
(3) understanding the evolution of the crisis: long-term structural problems and short-term crisis impact (including short run vs. long run crisis resolution strategies); and
(4) the impacts of broader global trends on the EU's economy and governance (e.g. climate change, migration, promotion of human rights, etc).

Actions in this area will support the "Europe 2020" Strategy, and the EU approach to a Deep and Genuine Economic and Monetary Union.