Horizon Swafs 2015

Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society 2015

  

The registration is closed. The event is fully booked. We are no longer accepting participations.

Welcome to the website of the information day and brokerage event targeted at all stakeholders interested in the Science with and for Society Programme of Horizon 2020. The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 22nd of May 2015.

Science with and for Society “will help build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility” (Science with and for Society Work Programme 2014-2015).

The networking event will be of particular interest and relevance to members of the Science with and for Society research community who are looking for networking and funding opportunities within Horizon 2020. It will be mainly targeted at the researchers and other stakeholders preparing for the first and second calls of Horizon 2020 relevant to the Science with and for Society.

This event is organized by SiS.net2, the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) in the field of Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020 in cooperation with the European Commission

The event is free and limited to 150 participants. (2 persons per organisation as well as up to 20 participants per country)

Please be informed that participation in this event is only possible for those who have already registered and whose registration has been validated/accepted.

The participants of bilateral meetings will be given priority.

Focus

The main objective of the Science with and for Society networking event is to provide, in the first session, first-hand information by the European Commission officials about the first Horizon2020 Science with and for Society 2014-2015 calls, launched on the 10th December 2013, and to bring in the second half of the day all stakeholders together (universities, research institutions, civil society organisations, SMEs, public bodies, Science Centres etc.), in order to meet potential coordinators and partners in a fruitful networking environment. Read more.....

In particular, at the Science with and for Society information event, participants will receive information on the following research areas:

  • Making science education and careers attractive for young people (SEAC*);
  • Promoting gender equality in research and innovation (GERI*);
  • Integrating society in science and innovation (ISSI*);
  • Developing governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation (GARRI*)

The brokerage event, which will take place during the second part of the day, will be an ideal opportunity to find international partners for collaborative research, at pre-arranged 20 minute meetings. To participate, you simply need to register, specify some information about yourself, your institution and your project idea and make it available online. You may then select partners that are of interest to you before the event starts. For further information go to “How It Works”.

  • * For more details please read the Science with and for Society Work Programme:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/main/h2020-wp1415-swfs_en.pdf

 

H2020 driven events

  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas at international level
  • Build quality partnerships in view of the upcoming Horizon2020 calls
  • Facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 projects consortia
  • Acquire new cross-border contacts and initiate collaborations
  • Get the latest information from the European Commission

Why to participate?

Do you intend to prepare a proposal under Science with and for Society 2015 call for proposals? Start building your consortium in Brussels, on 22nd of May 2015!

  • To get detailed information from the European Commission on the first Horizon2020 calls of the Science with and for Society Programme
  • To get to know key R&D players including researchers, representatives from CSOs and NGOs, practitioners, research programme managers as well as policy makers and research leaders
  • To participate in short, sharp 20 minute one-to-one meetings to foster effective networking
  • To present, discuss and develop new project ideas at international level

To initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations and to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia

Policy Framework

Science with and for Society 2015 call Work Programme shall focus on:

  • Call for Making science education and careers attractive for young people (SEAC);
  • Call for Promoting gender equality in research and innovation (GERI);
  • Call for Integrating society in science and innovation (ISSI);
  • Call for Developing governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation (GARRI);

RRI

‘Science with and for Society’ will be instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will make science more attractive (notably to young people), raise the appetite of society for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities. It allows all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) to work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of European society. This approach to research and innovation is termed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Read more....

RRI fosters the creativity and innovativeness of European societies. In general terms, it implies anticipating and assessing potential implications and societal expectations with regard to research and innovation. In practice, RRI consists of designing and implementing R&I policy that will a) engage society more broadly in its research and innovation activities, b) increase the access to scientific results, c) ensure gender equality in both the research process and research content, d) take account of the ethics dimension, and e) promote formal and informal science education.

 


Registration
closed since 12 Aug 2015
Organisers
Schedule
Registration 1 Apr – 12 Aug
Meeting Selection 4 May – 20 May
Event 22 May
Details
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Brussels
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 160
Meetings 239
Participants
Austria 1
Belgium 27
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 4
Denmark 1
Estonia 1
France 6
Germany 2
Greece 10
Hungary 4
Ireland 9
Israel 1
Italy 17
Netherlands 3
Norway 1
Others 2
Poland 19
Portugal 1
Romania 2
Serbia 3
Slovenia 1
Spain 18
Sweden 4
Switzerland 1
Turkey 20
United Kingdom 11
Total 170
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Before Event11821
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