News service on EU Socio-economic and Humanities Research

Issue date: 19 May 2010

Emma Weitkamp and Karen Desborough A news alert service highlighting the policy relevance of European Union Socio-economic and Humanities Research has just been launched by the University of the West of England. Entitled Socio-economic and Humanities Research for Policy, the News Alert service helps policy makers respond to the complex economic and social dynamics of the modern world by providing access to the latest research results. It is being managed by UWE's Science Communication Unit.

Articles for the free monthly e-News Alert Service are selected for their policy relevance, and address the major challenges facing the social, economic, political and cultural make-up of Europe. Each month, subscribers will receive an e-news alert containing six articles featuring research supported under the European Union's 6th and 7th Framework programmes. Research activities covered include:

• Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society
• Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective
• Major trends in society and their implications
• The role of Europe in the world
• The citizen in the European Union
• Socio-economic and scientific indicators
• Foresight activities

The news service is specifically designed for policy makers at local, regional, national and European levels, civil society organisations, businesses and the media with an interest in socio-economic and humanities research.

Further details, together with the articles from the first issue can be found at:

To subscribe, send an email to with the message header 'subscribe SEHR Alert'.

For further information on Socio-economic and Humanities Research for Policy contact +44 117 32 82081
+44 117 328 3756

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