Flecha, R.



Ramon Flecha is Professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona, Doctor Honoris Causa from West University of Timişoara, and a renowned researcher in social sciences in Europe. Alain Touraine commented about Flecha's contribution: "At times, as Ramon Flecha demonstrates, knowledge goes from bottom to top, when individuals without degrees produce and invent cultural analyses based on their own experience". Ulrich Beck said that Flecha's book Contemporary Sociological Theory, "combines rigorous research with facts, including the intention for a dialogical utopia". Flecha’s investigations stand out for their joint impact in the scientific, political and social domains. The main conclusion of the first project that he directed in the European Union’s Framework Program of research, "WORKALO: The creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: The gypsy case", was passed by unanimous vote by the European Parliament leading to different European and member states’ policies. The second project coordinated by him, "INCLUD-ED: Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion from education in Europe", was the only one from the Social Sciences and Humanities included in the list that the European Commission published with 10 successful scientific investigations. Ramon Flecha has directed the project "IMPACT-EV: Evaluating the impact and outcomes of European SSH research", which is the research project that the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme of research has funded in order to develop indicators and standards that will serve to evaluate not only the scientific impact of the research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities but particularly its political and social impact. Ramon Flecha is the Chair of the Expert Group on Evaluation Methodologies for the Interim and Ex-post evaluations of Horizon 2020, DG Research and Innovation (European Commission) composed by 17 members of all scientific disciplines. His sociological contributions cover different areas: research methodology (communicative methodology), research assessment (social impact), culture (dialogic literary gatherings), economy (successful cooperative actions), education (schools as learning communities), cultural groups (dialogic societal community), theory (dialogic societies), new masculinities (alternative masculinities). Furthermore, his work has been published in twelve different languages including German, Catalan, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Basque, Galician, Finnish, French, English, Portuguese and Romanian.

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