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This site provides information related to "Science and Society in FP6". Please note that this site will be further developed since more information will become available continuously. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. For more details on the Science and Society activities, please visit the Science and Society in the Europa Website

Science in Society

Please note that the most actual information is on the Seventh Framework Programme, that started in 2007. For Science in Society in FP7, please go to the CORDIS FP7 service

Information on projects funded in this area can be found on the Find a Project page, where you can browse projects using the 'Activity Areas' search option.


Main objectives

Developing structural links between institutions and activities concerned with the dialogue between the scientific community and society at large.

Indicative budget

EUR 88 million

Thematic areas

  1. Scientific advice, governance & reference systems.
  2. Ethics in science.
  3. Uncertainty, risk, and the precautionary principle.
  4. S&T; culture, young people, science education and careers.
  5. Science Awards.
  6. Women & science.

  • AthenaWeb: EU portal to raise mobility of scientific audiovisual information
  • Xplora: the European gateway to science education
New EU task force to boost science education
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[Date: 2006-11-28]

The European Commission has created an expert group to look into how best to support science education in Europe's primary and secondary schools.

The new group will formulate policy recommendations designed to improve the way that Europe approaches science teaching and so ensure that future generations are well equipped to live and work in a knowledge-based economy. Read More