RAMSES II EURO-MEDITERRANEAN NETWORK OF RESEARCH CENTRES IN HUMAN SCIENCES
RAMSES II is an International Research Network in social sciences and humanities, which includes 33 research institutions from within the Euro-Mediterranean area.
It is part of the European Research Policy (FP6) and is funded by the European Commission for a four year period (total budget: €3.4 million).
The network and its actions are coordinated by the Maison Mediterraneenne des Sciences de l’Homme in Aix-en-Prevence (France).
The goals of the programme include:
- Creating a Euro-Mediterranean research area and promoting collaboration between research centres in Europe and the Mediterranean.
- Improving research in order to develop a new field of Mediterranean Studies.
- Encouraging the translation and publication of books in Human Sciences from countries in Europe and the Mediterranean.
The publishing and translation sector:
EKEBI coordinates the publishing and translation activities of the RAMSES II network, and arranges the following:
- Creating a network of Human Sciences publishers and translators from the Euro-Mediterranean area.
- Organising annual meetings of publishers at the International Book Fair of Thessaloniki.
- Publishing and translating a Euro-Mediterranean collection of books from Human Science disciplines.
- Organising translation seminars.
For more information
on the publishing and translation pole: http://www.ekebi.gr/ramses/index.html
on the RAMSES II programme: http://ramses2.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/
Finance for RAMSES II comes from:
- The EU Research and Development Community Framework Programme (FP6 και FP7)
Framework Programmes are the main instrument used by the European Union to fund research and technological development.
- The 6th Framework Programme (FP6) ends at the end of 2006, and has a total budget of €20 billion for the period 2003-2006.
- The 7th Framework Programme (FP7), as already determined by the Commission, will be the main method for funding research and development during the period 2007-2013. FP7 is one of the most important methods of realising the Lisbon Strategy for development and competitiveness. It is meant to promote the creation of a European Research Area, and contribute to the growth of the economy and the knowledge society of Europe.
For information on FP6 see: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6 and http://www.cordis.lu/fp6
For information on FP7 see: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7