One of the guiding principles of the FP7 Science in Society programme was to contribute to the implementation of the European Research Area through the development of structural links and interactions between scientists, policy-makers and society at large.
The MASIS project involves 38 countries; 27 EU member states and 11 countries associated to FP7. In each country, an appointed national correspondent provides a comprehensive report and subsequent updates based on a common template. The common reporting template is arranged around four main themes: National context; Priority setting, governance, and the use of science in policy-making’; Science in Society related research activities; and, finally, ’Activities related to science in society.
MASIS in Portugal
I was responsible for the MASIS project in Portugal. The outcomes are presented here, in the Portuguese National Report:
MASIS National Report