European Social Cognition Network 2 (ESCON 2)


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At the crossroads of cognitive and social sciences, social cognition is a ‘hub’ subdiscipline. More than ever, social cognition researchers need to intensify their efforts to gain a better understanding of social behaviour and find answers to the new challenges of our world. Given the complexity in the collection and analysis of the data and the level of information and skills needed to enrich social cognition knowledge with insights from neighbouring fields such as neurosciences, developmental psychology, behavioural economics, anthropology, linguistics, etc., social cognition can only hope to explore new scientific territories to the extent that it creates intensive collaboration between laboratories, generations, and disciplines. This program builds upon earlier efforts to create a platform that facilitates European research collaboration in the field of social cognition and leads to the formulation of cutting-edge collaborative European research programmes. It capitalizes on and extends the existing ESCON programme.


Five years, from 1 April 2009 to 30 September 2014.

The kick-off meeting of ESCON 2 was held in Strasbourg, on 9-10 March 2009.

External website

For more information, please visit the ESCON 2 website: