The EC has stressed the detrimental impact of the fragmentation of the
Social Sciences and Humanities on achieving a broad knowledge base,
enhancement of employability and competitiveness in Europe vis-à-vis the USA
and Japan (eg in the White Paper on Education and Training; Green Paper
on Innovation, 1995). This project (2004-7) responds to this challenge in three ways,
- a comparative analysis of the bases (epistemological,
structural, fiscal etc) of this fragmentation
- a comparative analysis of the actual interdisciplinarity of interdisciplinary research
- the development of a prototype European 'Integrated research methods
training' module for postgraduates as one step towards overcoming the barriers between Social
Sciences and the Humanities.
|August 2004 Website launched|
|August 2004 Project Leaflet produced|
||June 2004 Kick-off Meeting in Brussels.