SOCIOEC is a collaborative project, which has received funding from the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme of Cooperation (FP7; Food, Agriculture and Fisheries). The project consortium is made up of 25 partners from 12 countries and is coordinated by the Johann Heinrich Von Thünen Institute based in Germany. The consortium comprises both stakeholders representative of the fishing sector and experts from three key academic disciplines of fisheries sciences (ecology, economics and social sciences).
SOCIOEC runs for 36 months and aims to perform a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of current and emerging management measures in the current Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It will develop possible new future measures to be introduced in order to achieve a more profitable and efficient fishing sector that provides sustainable employment, support society’s aims, and contributes to societal well being.
SOCIOEC specifically targets the failures of the CFP and works with the people involved in fisheries to prevent future failures.