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University of Tartu, The Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS)

 Contact details
Contact personMs. Sille Vahaste
StreetLossi 3 
Address 51003 - Tartu (Estonia) 
Social Media(+372)737 5198
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.) 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Area studies
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Political science
» Psychology
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Environmental sciences
» Family and consumer service
» Health sciences
» Law
» Social work
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
policy, legislative drafting, education, economy, health and environment protection, regional planning, labour market, innovation.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
A fundamental goal of Centre of Applied Social Sciences (CASS) is to offer society high-quality applied
research and analyses in social sciences. The purpose of CASS is to raise the relative importance of
sustainable strategic planning based on knowledge in society. That includes policy, legislative
drafting, education, economy, health and environment protection, and regional planning. CASS is the
knowledge organisation of a network type and co-operation division in the University of Tartu. CASS
tries to find solutions to social problems in co-operation with the best social scientists and study
groups. The goal is to accomplish social-scientific application research, analyses and consultation in
the course of local and international research projects.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleMedia Accountability and Transparency in Europe
Specific ThemeIndependent media and democracy in Europe
Project websitehttp://www.mediaact.eu/
CoordinatorThe Erich Brost Institute for Journalism in Europe
Project #2
Project TitleIntangible Assets and Regional Economic Growth
Specific ThemeSocio-economic sciences and the humanities
Project websitehttp://www.iareg.org/
CoordinatorUniversity of Barcelona

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Examples of FP6 and FP7 projects, which are conducted at the University of Tartu:

FP7: MediaAct Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe (coordinator: Halliki Harro-Loit);
FP7: IAREG - Intangible Assets and Regional Economic Growth (coordinator: Maaja Vadi);
FP6: Public Funding of Research activities in CEES (coordinator: Jaan Masso);
FP6: EUDIMENSIONS: Local Dimensions of a Wider European Neighbourhood: Developing Political Community
through Practices and Discourses of Cross-Border Cooperation (coordinator: Eiki Berg);
FP6: U-KNOW: Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Competitiveness innthe Enlarging
European Union (coordinator: Urmas Varblane);
FP6: EQUALSOC: Economic Change, Quality of Life and Social Cohesion (coordinator: Dagmar Kutsar);
FP6: EU-CONSENT: Wider Europe, deeper integration? Constructing Europe Network (coordinator: Piret

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