EU Framework Programmes (EU FPs) & the NewPOL Network
EU FPs (and countless other Programmes, EU and Non-EU) are still far too
elitist, encourage and facilitate fragmentation in complete contradiction with
the European Commissionís strong open appeal to stop fragmenting, for
integration and a holistic view to research.
the Green Week Congress organised by the European Commission in May 2011,
interdisciplinarity was strongly and publicly encouraged by the Commissioner
himself. Panellists began to freely speak and refer to interdisciplinarity.
are obviously two opposing trends at the European Commission. Some realise the
limited potential of unidisciplinarity and the need to change thinking paradigm,
to turn to the education of tomorrow. Others cling to their old ideas and
outdated education, holding everything back.
IMNRC-NewPOL Network is
interested in national/international, integrated interdisciplinary
networking to develop our activities. These are multiple: CWINs (Customised
World Interdisciplinary Networks), Pilot Schemes, IMIRC (International
Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress), WSWBQoLP (World Society Well
Being and Quality of Life), EU FP and Non-FP Calls for Proposals, Non-EU
Calls for Proposals, Private Projects.
summaries of these Conferences and Workshops together with the NewPOL
Network's comments/suggestions are available.
Please note that even though we are presently in the 7nth FP era, this does
not mean that every single workshop/conference is directly related to the
7nth FP. It can be.
note that even though the NewPOL Network shall consider EU/Non-EU Calls for
Proposals, strong preference shall be given to the World Society Well
Being and Quality of Life Project and the CWINs
because considered to have far more impact on the Quality of Life and the
Well-Being of World Society.