Priority 7 and 8 calls

Priority 7: These have a closing date of April 13 (electronic submission to Brussels).
shit. Here’s a specifically policy related call due Feb 1! argh! (Is my stress showing?) %-/
I’ll have to select the “research instrument” of being an SSA: a Specific Support Action.
Oh my gosh. They want a 25-page first stage proposal. And then a second (longer?) one upon invitation! to be valuated by relevance and potential impact (p. 4, pdf).

3.1 (Prioirty 8): “3.1. Underpinning European integration, sustainable development, competitiveness and trade policies (including improved means to assess economic development and cohesion).” (p. 46, pdf)
“(Task 6) Significance of the service sector and related enterpreneurship: to advance knowledge of the nature and effects of the new modes of functioning of the economy, especially the development of services and rise in intangible assets (eg. harmonising micro, meso, and macro measurements and designing policies for the intangible economy); to analyse barriers to the implementation of new approaches to the measurement and management of value creation and the dissemination of usable practices of measurement and management of knowledge; to steer the existing European research and practioners efforts, towards measuring, reporting and managing intangibles.”
Priority 7: “to develop an understanding of, and to address issues related to, the emergence of the knowledge-based society and new forms of relationships between its citizens, on one hand, and between its citizens and institutions, on the other.”
Note: 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 (p. 7-8)
“2.2.2 Inequalities in society and their consequences Social inequalities present major challenges to many European and other societies and may affect their cohesion as well as their social and economic development. The objective is to understand how inequalities in society change, are reproduced, and their economic and social consequences. STREPs and/or CAs should address the effects of production and reproduction of social inequalities and their rise or fall; how such inequalities and their consequences vary between different European societies and in other regions of the world, including differences in social mobility. Other aspects which may be addressed include: the relations between social inequalities and economic and social performance (e.g. growth, productivity, quality of life, crime, social cohesion and the

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