Horizon Swafs 2016

Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society 2016


Welcome to the website of the brokerage event targeted at all stakeholders interested in the Science with and for Society Programme of Horizon 2020. The event will take place  at the Management Centre Europe - Conference & Business Centre, Rue de l'Acqueduc/Waterleidingsstraat 118,  1050 Ixelles/Elsene - Brussels on the 3rd of March 2016.

The aim of Science with and for Society is to 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 2016-2017).

Are you interested in participating in Science with and for Society?

The brokerage 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.

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 registration closed on the 22nd of February. It is not possible to register to the event anymore


Why to participate?

Do you intend to prepare a proposal under Science with and for Society 2016 call for proposals? Start building your consortium in Brussels, on 3rd of March 2016!

  • To get detailed information from the European Commission on the first Horizon 2020 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 15 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 2016 call Work Programme shall focus on:

  • Institutional Change to Support Responsible Research and Innovation in Research Performing and Funding Organisations
  • Embedding Responsible Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation
  • Strengthening the Science with and for Society Knowledge-Base
  • Developing Inclusive, Anticipatory Governance for Research & Innovation



‘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). 



closed since 22 Feb 2016
Registration 1 Jan – 22 Feb
Meeting Selection 15 Feb – 26 Feb
Event 3 Mar
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Rue de l'Aqueduc 118 Bruxelles
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 179
Meetings 411
Belgium 24
Croatia 2
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 1
France 15
Germany 6
Greece 7
Hungary 1
Ireland 2
Israel 4
Italy 26
Latvia 1
Netherlands 1
Norway 1
Others 5
Poland 13
Portugal 5
Romania 4
Serbia 5
Slovak Republic 1
Spain 29
Switzerland 1
Turkey 25
United Kingdom 9
Total 189
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