The EU's external policies and the role of research
The EU’s external policies, strategies, instruments and missions have 4 key aims
- support stability
- promote human rights and democracy
- promote prosperity
- support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance
These aims will be achieved through a combination of policies, including the
- The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
- The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
- European Neighbourhood Policy
- trade policies
- development policies
The role of Social Sciences and Humanities(SSH) research
SSH research projects contribute to the evidence base and sound understanding of the external environment that the EU operates in.
They assess the root causes of instability and the connections between security and democracy as well as gender equality, social values and economic conditions in the wider European neighbourhood.
Research also addresses the internal and external dimension of EU human rights policy in general and on the challenges to ensure consistency between the different areas of its external action and internal policies. Social sciences and humanities research furthermore plays an important role in addressing the policy aspects of international cooperation and development policy.
The H2020 research projects presented in here share a common goal: helping understand how to create a more cohesive, inclusive and democratic Europe.
EU funded SSH research projects cover several aspects relevant for the EU’s external actions
Research and innovation in support of the EU's neighbourhood policy