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Science in Society

Strategic objective

With a view to building an effective and democratic European knowledge-based society, the aim is to stimulate the harmonious integration of scientific and technological endeavour and associated research policies into European society.

Funded activities

  • A more dynamic governance of the relationship between science and society
    • Research on ethics in science and technology;
    • The reciprocal influence of science and culture;
    • Conditions for an informed debate on ethics and science;
  • Strengthening potential, broadening horizons
    • Strengthening the role of women in scientific research;
    • Supporting formal and informal science education in schools as well as through science centres and museums and other relevant means;
    • Reinforcing links between science education and science careers;
  • Science and society communication
    • Encouraging a European dimension at science events targeting the public;
    • Science prizes;
  • Trans-national cooperation among National Contact Points (NCPs) for ‘Science in society’.

Open Calls

Currently open calls for Science in Society programme can be accessed via Participant Portal.

External links

National Contact Point for “Capacities” programme in Lithuania: Liuda Liudvika Kiaunienė +370 5 236 0559, liudvika.kiauniene@lmt.lt.

Representatives and experts in FP7 “Capacities” committee:


prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidmantis Vaitkus

+370 5 236 6249



prof. habil. dr. Jonas Grigas

+370 5 236 6065



doc. dr. Arūnas Vaicekauskas

+370 3 732 7832