|Balzan research activities|
Serge Moscovici was among the four prize winners of the Balzan Awards 2003 for his oeuvre in social psychology. According to Fondation's media release, "Serge Moscovici's works are characterized by their great novelty: they have overthrown the canonical paradigms of the discipline, renewed its methods of research and its orientations, and created a European tradition in social psychology whose originality is recognized everywhere. In the sciences of man and society, Serge Moscovici is in the position of eminence, which, until the end of the 1960s, was held by Jean Piaget."
Balzan Fondation website: http://www.balzan.com
Web page about Moscovici's award: http://www.balzan.com/en/preistraeger/moscovici.cfm
Research projects supported by Serge Moscovici's fund
- The research projects that Serge Moscovici is realizing with second half of the Price Balzan 2003 for social psychology will have beneficial effects on social psychology at the international level. To carry them out, the Balzan prize winner brought together colleagues and young researchers of all the countries already related to the European Laboratory of social psychology, whose seat is in Paris. The European Laboratory of social psychology, created it there has thirty years within the framework of the House of the social sciences, is an international network conceived to support and coordinate the activities of the multiple groups of research in social psychology. To this end it deals with ensuring of the regular contacts between researchers around topics related on the problems, concerns and the transformations of the contemporary European societies, to stimulate the exchanges in the field of the psychosocial analysis, to develop joint research, to analyze the results obtained in the field of the theory of the social representations, to take part in the organization of international meetings. Its activities include also the publication of articles and books treating of various theoretical and social questions. In collaboration with Serge Moscovici, of the researchers related to the European Laboratory of social psychology, continue and complete stopped investigations or settings temporarily on side for lack of financing.
Research project announcement (pdf in french, 43kb)
REGIONAL CENTERS OF RESEARCH
With the initiative of Ida Galli (University Federico II of Naples), within the framework of the City of sciences of Naples, this Center will have like objective to coordinate research in social psychology in the countries of South and Mediterranean Europe.
Under the direction of Risa Permanadeli (Universitas Katolik Atmajaya Jakarta, Indonesia, Ganeca Foundation) this Center based in Djakarta (Indonesia) should make it possible to animate the scientific networks on social representations with the countries of the Southeast Asia.
The social representation of marxism
An exemplary ethnic minority: the case of Gypsies
- A comparison, but on a more modest scale, a similar study was undertaken with regard to the Indians by professor Campos in Brazil.
Moreover, Serge Moscovici plans to finance with the second part of the Balzan Price:
The financing of the Balzan Foundation is an occasion of professional and intellectual growth for the young researchers engaged in the various courses of research and makes it possible at the same time to better understand certain psychosocial problems.