European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (Vienna Centre)

Centre européen de coordination de recherche et de documentation en sciences sociales (Centre de Vienne)
Centro Europeo de Coordinación de Investigación y de Documentación en las Ciencias Sociales
Europäisches Koordinationszentrum für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung und Dokumentation

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1963-04-06 Vienna Austria


6 Apr 1963, Vienna (Austria), in pursuance of resolution adopted by General Conference of UNESCO at its XIIth Session (1962), as an autonomous body of H-XA2466 - International Social Science Council (ISSC), following a decision of its Executive Committee. Also referred to as Vienna International Centre and by French initials: CEUCORS. Ceased activities in 1993, when functions transferred to U-XE1769 - International Institute for Social Sciences, Malta (IISS).


Facilitate contacts between social scientists from different parts of Europe and enhance scientific debate and exchange between them; stimulate European cross-national studies in social sciences. The Vienna (Austria) Centre thus fulfils a dual role: 'Political': promoting cooperation between social scientists from East and West European countries and by doing so contributing to the implementation of the Final Act of Helsinki (Finland) and to international mutual understanding; 'Scientific': stimulating European cross-national studies and thus contributing to the development of theoretical knowledge, the solution of policy problems and the internationalization of social science in numerous ways.


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Board of Directors, consisting of 22 members, one ex officio member. Secretariat in Vienna (Austria), consisting of Director, 6 Scientific Secretaries, Publication and Information Officer, technical staff (currently 6).


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