B2B Meetings

Welcome to the website of “Achieving Impact: Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020” - the two-day event which will consist of a conference on 26th February as well as an information day and a brokerage event on 27th February.

This transnational conference will mark the launch of the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” and the opportunities therein for the SSH research community. It will take place in Athens at the National Hellenic Research Foundation on the occasion of the Greek EU Presidency. This large scale event is organized by NET4SOCIETY, the network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for research in the field of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in the 7th European Framework Programme (FP7).

The event will be of particular interest and relevance to members of the SSH research community who are looking for networking and funding opportunities within Horizon 2020. It will be mainly targeted at the experienced and early-stage researchers preparing for the first and second calls of Horizon 2020 relevant to the social sciences and humanities but also stakeholders and European Commission representatives in the SSH and societal challenges.

Through this web page, you can register for the scientific conference, which will be held on 26th February, as well as for the information day and the brokerage event that will address the first two Horizon 2020 calls related to Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities themes, taking place on 27th February.

Hotel bookings in the vicinity of the National Hellenic Research Foundation can be made directly via the main event website.


Conference on 26th February

The conference will address the import­ant contribution that SSH research has to make towards a resilient society, the broad framework of the Europe 2020 strategy, and how Horizon 2020 supports Innovation. There will also be feedback from the “Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities” conference, which focused on SSH opportunities in Horizon 2020 and took place in Vinius in September 2013 under the Lithuanian Presidency.

You will then be able to choose one of three parallel sessions in which to participate and contribute:

  • The European Social Model – Its Sustainability for Future Generations
  • SSH contributions to a competitive Europe - Creativity and Culture
  • Making sense of Social Innovation!
During the parallel sessions, funding opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 for the SSH Research & Innovation community in the above areas will be examined.

Information Day and Brokerage Event on 27th February

The event will also include an information day and a brokerage event which will promote and encourage engagement with Horizon 2020 and will enhance networking and collaboration among researchers in Europe and beyond.

During this day the content of the first and second call of the Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” of Horizon 2020 will be presented. Moreover, it will showcase the exciting opportunities that exist in Horizon 2020 and define how to successfully address the IMPACT section in Horizon 2020 proposals. In addition, you will be able to choose one of three parallel sessions based on Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme in which to participate and contribute.

The brokerage event 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 detailes, please see the event agenda and the leaflet.


Why participate in the information day and the brokerage event (pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings)?

  • To get detailed information from the European Commission on the first Horizon 2020 call of the Challenge 6 related to Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities
  • Get insights in other SSH opportunities in Horizon 2020
  • To learn about the importance of SSH impact in Horizon 2020
  • To get to know key R&D players including researchers, representatives from CSOs and NGOs, practitioners from SSH-relevant industries, research programme managers as well as policy makers and research leaders
  • To facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia
  • 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.

Due to the high number of registrations, we have had to close registrations earlier than planned. You are invited to follow the discussions of the plenary sessions via webstreaming. More information will follow shortly.

Language: English
Costs:       Free of charge

Deadlines for your agenda

7 Feb Registration for and submission of a cooperation profile/ CLOSED
12 - 19 Feb Online selection of bilateral meetings
27 Feb Bilateral meetings (14:00 - 17:00)

Your registration shall be valid as soon as you receive an e-mail stating that your profile has been activated.
Bilateral meetings can be booked 14 days before the conference. A member of our registration team may contact you to suggest improvements in your profile, in order to maximize the visibility and impact of your collaboration profile on this website.


The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more it will be recognized.


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