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Trans-national co-operation among National Contact Points for Socio-economic sciences and the Humanities

Activity Code: AAT-2007-1.4.01; SSH-2007-8.0-02
Coordinator:German Aerospace Center (DLR)


A strong and efficient Network of National Contacts Points (NCP) is not only elementary to the success of the Seventh EU Framework Programme but also to the realization of the European Research Area. The trans-national project NET4SOCIETY will strive to achieve this declared goal. For its proposed duration of three years, NET4SOCIETY will support the creation and establishment of a functional Network of Socioeconomic Sciences and the Humanities (SSH)-NCPs. NET4SOCIETY will offer specific high quality training sessions (based on a questionnaire that will be sent to all SSH-NCPs), dedicated workshops, and mentoring and brokerage events. The project will provide targeted tools such as a best practice handbook and a database for the specific area of Socioeconomics and the Humanities , including a refined partner-search tool. These tools will be published on the project s dedicated Internet site (www.net4scociety.eu). Through the project NET4SOCIETY the first network of SSH-NCPs will be created. The Network consists of a total of 37 beneficiaries, including four NCPs from International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPCs). A core group of Work Packages leaders, including the Third Country Task Force Leader, will work closely together with the Co-ordinator to implement the project s objectives. All beneficiaries and natural members will be involved in the surveys, which build the foundation of several Network activities, will have access to all Network events and tools. NET4SOCIETY is opened to all SSH-NCPs, including those who have declined their official participation. All network beneficiaries and natural members will be informed on a regular basis; they will have the possibility to contribute to the project s objectives, participate in the network events and benefit fully from the projects results.

Project Details:

Start Date: 01.02.2008
End Date: 31.01.2011
EU Contribution: 2.6 Mio. Euro
Total Costs: 3.08 Mio. Euro
Funding Scheme: Coordination (or networking) actions
Administrative Contact Person: Hermann-Josef Reuschenbach,
Project Website:http://www.net4society.eu/public/


  • German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Austria
  • Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, Italy
  • Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki Polska Akademia Nauk, Poland
  • Verein Euresearch, Switzerland
  • Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Arastirma Kurumu, Turkey
  • Ministarstvo za nauku i tehnološki razvoj, Serbia 
  • Ministry of Education and Science, Albania
  • Ministrstvo za visoko šolstvo, znanost in tehnologijo, Slovenia
  • Belarusian State University, Belarus
  • Centre for Science Research and Statistics, Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Russian Federation
  • Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus
  • Association Economy and Democracy, Bulgaria
  • Service d'information scientifique et technique / SPP Politique scientifique – Dienst voor Wetenschappelijke en Technische Informatie/POD Wetenschapsbeleid, Belgium 
  • The Faroese Research Council (Granskingarradid), Faroe Islands
  • Verket för Innovationssystem, Sweden
  • Autoritatea Nationala Pentru Cercetare Stiintifica (National Authority for Scientifiy Research), Romania
  • Agency for International Scientific, Educational, Cultural and Technical Cooperation, Montenegro
  • Starptautisk? Lietiš??s Optikas biedr?ba, Latvia
  • Luxinnovation GIE, Luxemburg
  • Tarptautini mokslo ir technologij pltros program agentra, Lithuania
  • The Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland
  • MATIMOP-ISERD, Israeli Industry Center for Research & Development, Israel
  • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ireland
  • National Office for Research and Technology, Hungary
  • Croatian Institute of Technology, Croatia
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece
  • Archimedes Foundation, Estonia
  • Forsknings- og. Innovationsstyrelsen. Ministeriet for Videnskab. Teknologi og Udvikling (Danish Agency for Science. Technology and Innovation) Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Denmark
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
  • Senternovem, Netherlands
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
  • Agência de Inovação - Inovação Empresarial e Transferência de Tecnologia, Portugal
  • Norges Forskningsrad, Norway
  • Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial, Spain
  • Malta Council for Science and Technology, Malta