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UNESCO Social and Human Sciences
 
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Overview of MOST Projects

  • Multiculturalism
  • Urban Issues
  • Globalisation/Governance
  • Research-policy linkages
  • Capacity-building
  • Multi-cultural and multi-ethnic societies *

    APMRN Asia Pacific Migration Research Network
    Social and political aspects of international migration and growing ethnocultural diversity in the region
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Democratic governance in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society
    Swiss - Kyrgyz Democracy Training Project
    Ethno-Net Africa : a network for comparative studies, monitoring and evaluation of ethnic conflicts in Africa
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Monitoring of ethnicity, conflicts and cohesion Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Best Practices on Indigenous Knowledge

    Completed projects:
    Multicultural Policies and Modes of Citizenship in European Cities
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Best Practices on Indigenous Knowledge
    (Phase One)


    Urban Issues *:
    urban development and governance

    Cities, environment and gender relations
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    City Professionals, also available in French and Spanish
    City Words
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Growing up in Cities
    MOST-MAB Project : Cities : management of social and environmental transformations
    Socially sustainable cities : building a knowledge base for urban management in the twenty-first century
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Urban Development and Freshwater Resources in Small Coastal Cities

    Completed projects:
    UNU - UNESCO Workshop on Globalization and Mega-city Development in Pacific Asia
    Industrial Decentralisation and Urban Development in India with consideration of South-East and East Asian States
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee


    Globalisation and Governance *

    GEDIM
    Globalisation Économique et Droits du Mercosur, also available in Portuguese, in English and in Spanish
    Gouvernance démocratique et réduction des inégalités dans les pays arabes
    Personal and institutional strategies for management of transformation risks in Central and Eastern Europe
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee


    Completed projects:

    Coping locally and regionally with economic, technological and environmental transformations : a northern circumpolar perspective
    (Finland, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and Sweden)
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Desenvolvimento Local e Turismo em Tarrafal (Cabo Verde)
    (only available in Portuguese)
    Economic and social transformations connected with the International Drug Problem
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    Globalisation, structural adjustment and transformations in rural societies in Arab Mediterranean countries: comparative research with the Northern rim of the Mediterranean Sea
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee

    In order to obtain information about the final report and book produced by this research network, please contact: mail@irmcmaghreb.org / Pour obtenir des informations sur le rapport final et le livre produit par ce réseau, veuillez contacter : mail@irmcmaghreb.org

    Institutional modernization of social policies in Latin America
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    MERCOSUR : (Latin America) a space for interaction, a space for integration
    accepted by the Scientific Steering Committee
    MOST ALFA Network (Spanish)
    Sustainability as a Concept of the Social Sciences
    Funds-in-trust project sponsored by Germany


    Research-policy linkages

    Factors that Improve the Use of Research in Social Policy Case Studies, also available in French
    Joint MOST Programme / Harvard University Project


    Capacity-building

    City Professionals, also available in French and Spanish
    e-Governance capacity-building - Information and communication technologies as tools for improving local governance (interdisciplinary UNESCO project)
    Training course on e-governance for municipal officials and city professionals in Latin America
    Read the brochure in Spanish
    MOST activities on Poverty & Social Exclusion
    MOST Clearing House Best Practices

    MOST/ISSC Summer School 2002: Comparative Research in the Social Sciences: Conceptual Models

    Website support for the Asia-Pacific Social Sciences School Network (APSSSNET)
    UNESCO Chairs in Social and Human Sciences (including MOST)
    UNESCO Chairs on Sustainable Development


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