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Challenging Futures of Science in Society: Emerging Trends and Cutting-edge Issues (the MASIS report)
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Document ID LIB628
Document type EU institution Scientific Advisory Body opinion/advice
Issue date 10/11/2009
Document reference ISBN 978-92-79-1278-0
Original language of the document English
Full text available in EN (1.46 MB)
Document produced by MASIS Expert Group
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Scientific domains
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  • Science and Research


Short description  This forward-looking report is the first step of an innovative initiative of the European Commission, the MASIS project “Monitoring Activities of Science in Society in Europe”.

The report represents a collective overview and reflection on emerging trends and important cutting-edge policy and research issues, priorities, strengths and weaknesses that influence the ‘Science in Society’ dimension in the ERA and which could develop further into trans-national activities.

It covers all the areas which are useful for addressing the objectives of the ‘Science in Society’ Programme in the Framework Programme ‘Capacities’.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The MASIS expert group was asked to examine the role of science in society, basing this on analyses of different trends and challenges, and also taking into account specific areas as visible in the action lines of 'Science in Society' of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). What are cutting‐edge issues and what are challenging futures?

Europe is undergoing changes, and not only in size and co ...

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