Samples of Research Policy Projects


Privacy – Appraising Challenges to Technologies and Ethics
The PRACTIS (Privacy – Appraising Challenges to Technologies and Ethics) research
project aims at defining and identifying potential impacts of emerging technologies on

Bridge2Turkey V2 BRIDGE2TURKEY

Informing the Turkish Economy on Sector Specific Chapters of the Acquis Communautaire

Jointly with the Izmir Chamber of Commerce the ICCR prepared and organised information workshops for local entrepreneurs. In the framework of the Bridge2Turkey project five specific seminars for the officials and members of the Chambers of Commerce, universities, NGOs and SMEs were organized.


Strengthening the Role of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in the ERA Development

The EU-funded initiative PLATON+ was aiming at increasing the awareness for European Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research and at advocating for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.


Social Sciences and Humanities Futures

SSH-FUTURES studies the opportunities for complementary development and closer coupling of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in Europe and their mutual interactions with social demands. The value of this approach is to provide information for improving research policies targeted at the SSH in Europe.



Knowledge Politics and New Converging Technologies: A Social Science Perspective

The project has analysed the research trajectories and institutional settings of the new converging technologies paradigm.



Regional Innovation Policy Impact Assessment and Benchmarking Process: Cooperation for Sustainable Regional Innovation
This EU funded project contributes to the ‘Research and Innovation’ priority, of which the aims are to encourage a more innovation-friendly environment throughout the EU, stimulate technological innovation and set up innovative technology businesses.


Knowledge Network, Governance in Action

KN has created a Network that provides tools and methodologies to increase public participation in decision and policy making processes. Around 50 local authorities were involved in this INTERREG project. By developing a simple and effective system of information exchange KN brought together city and society to encourage better local policies. The project was led by the Community of Almere (The Netherlands).


The Future of Social Sciences and Humanities: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches

The report on the future of social sciences and humanities delivered to the Austrian Ministy of Science and Research is based upon some relevant EU projects in the field. Science and research have undergone a remarkable shift of attention. Science and research have not only to meet the traditional criteria of excellence, validity and reliability, but have to be evaluated against the criteria of valorisation. Hence, social sciences and the humanities are confronted with the following challenge: How can the social sciences and humanities better address the needs of societies in the future?

Project Description


Health Matters: A Social Science and Ethnographic Study of Patient and Professional Involvement in the Governance of Converging Technologies in Medicine

The HealthGovMatters project was a EU funded collaborative research project. It was undertaken by a consortium of four institutions – Zeppelin University in Germany, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences and the ICCR Foundation in Austria, and Goldsmiths’ College in the United Kingdom. Over the course of three years, the researchers used rich social science and ethnographic methods, including textual analysis, interviews, and participant observation to explore the ways in which patients, family members, health professionals and researchers engage with the development, implementation and governance of predictive, diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and related medical knowledge.