The European Commission started a consultation process on a draft of the 7th Framework Programme. One can participate at http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=SSHinFP7
I personally like Activity 5: The citizens and the European Union.
– Participation (including of youth), representation, accountability and legitimacy; the European public sphere, media and democracy; various forms of governance in the EU and policy processes; the role of civil society; citizenship and rights; and related values of the population.
– European diversities and commonalities, including their historical origins and evolution; differences in institutions (including norms, practices, laws); cultural heritage; various visions and perspectives for European integration including the views of the populations; identities; approaches to multiple coexisting cultures; the role of language, the arts and religions; attitudes and values.
Might give some interesting opportunities for research projects in the field of my current activities.