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!!Position Paper
!!People's Union
Together, __Civil Society Europe__ (CSE) and the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH) call for an ambitious investment in FP9 for a grand challenge to achieve a __People’s Union__, covering research addressing EU citizens' main concerns.
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The paper focus on three main points:
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*The need for a cluster with attention to __People's Union__

*Few examples of areas of interests in the cluster: __Democracy, Inequalities, Culture and Art, and Education__

*The importance to finance this cluster with __a comparable budget to all the other clusters__. This research not only is relevant to EU citizens but also addresses two of the Programme's priorities: __gender balance and wider inclusion of Eastern European scholars__
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Read the [paper|EASSH_CSE_Fnl.pdf]
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The European Alliance for SSH welcomes the invitation of the Commission to contribute to the development of the next Framework Programme. In response EASSH has prepared two position papers, with a thematic and a cross-cutting
focus respectively. Both papers are displayed and can be downloaded below:
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[1. EASSH Position paper|Acad_Main/Collaborations/EASSH/EASSH Position paper]
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[2. FP9‘s ambitious aims for societal impact call for a step change in interdisciplinarity and citizen engagement|Acad_Main/Collaborations/EASSH/Interdisciplinarity and citizen engagement]
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