Net4Society publications

A collection of all Net4Society publications since 2008

Opportunities for researchers in Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities - Update 2015 (2014)
An overview of funding opportunities with 2015 deadlines for SSH researchers in all parts of the 2014/2015 work programmes of Horizon 2020. Included are various examples of SSH relevant topics in such thematic areas as e.g. Societal Challenge 1 "Health" of Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action".

Achieving Impact - Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020. Insights & key findings of the conference (2014)
"Achieving Impact..." was a Net4Society Conference & Information Day that took place on 26-27 February 2014 in Athens, Greece. It addressed questions such as: How can research in social sciences and humanities (SSH) support the Europe 2020 growth strategy? What measurable impact can such research hope to have on European societies? And how should that impact be demonstrated in Horizon 20202 research projects? Offering a selective overview of key content from the conference, this document highlights some of the concerns, challenges and opportunities identified by the participants.

Analysis of participation of new EU Member States (“EU-13”) in FP7 in the area of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) (2014)
What are the reasons for lower success rates of proposals from new EU member states (EU-13) in the area of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in FP7? And what can be done to improve these success rates in Horizon 2020? Net4Society has analysed reasons for the low participation and success rates of EU-13 and produced a report with recommendations on how national policy makers and NCPs can support the better inclusion of researchers from these countries.

Report on SSH Integration in Horizon 2020 (2014)
The design of Horizon 2020 aims to “embed” Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in all programme pillars of Horizon 2020. The Net4Society “Report on SSH Integration in Horizon 2020” takes a closer look at how SSH has been embedded in the first Work Programmes and in the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme.

Net4Society Policy Brief on interdisciplinarity (2013)
In July 2013 Net4Society published the Policy Brief "Pulling it Together - On Interdisciplinary Research Design".

Preliminary Analysis of SSH integration in Horizon 2020 (2013)
SSH should be embedded in all parts of Horizon 2020. To give an overview on the SSH aspects in the different programme parts of Horizon 2020, Net4Society has published a preliminary analysis on SSH integration in Horizon 2020.

NetSociety contribution to consultation on the future role of SSH in Horizon 2020 (2013)
Net4Society has submitted a position paper on the future role of SSH in Horizon 2020. This was a contribution within a formal consultation that was launched by the Steering Committee of the conference “Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities” (23-24 September 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania).

NetSociety Success Stories: Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities (2013)
Research from socio-economic sciences and humanities (SSH) supports the achievement of policy targets and contributes to the benefit of society and economy in manifold ways. It provides essential knowledge for understanding the world we live in in terms of politics, economy and culture. In many cases, SSH research results shape policy and legislation actions. To increase the visibility of this impact, Net4Society produced a selection of seven success stories of SSH projects funded under FP7 that had a considerable impact – not only on research but also on policy, society or economy.

Analysis of International Cooperation Partner Country (ICPC) participation focused on SSH in comparison with other Themes (2012)
The present report is focused on the analysis of the participation of International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPCs) in the Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities Theme (SSH) of the Cooperation Programme, included in FP7. The principal aim of this report is to increase the awareness about ICPCs’ participation in the SSH Theme including a general comparison with the other FP7 Programmes. The document provides an overview on the themes and areas various countries showed particular interest in. The results of the analysis are intended at strengthening cooperation among SSH NCPs, multipliers and researchers from EU and Third Countries.

 SSH experiences with FP7 - a commentary (2011)
Report on the experiences of researchers with Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in FP7. The report is based on an anonymous online-survey
among more than 450 researchers and on 100 additional interviews conducted
in 2010. Among other things, it features the scientists` perspectives on incen-
tives and barriers to participation in FP7, on the structure of Theme 8 “Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities”as well as on the integration of SSH research
in other FP7 areas. The impact of FP7 on the internationalisation of SSH is also discussed.

Net4Society position paper on the Green Paper "From Challenges to Opportunities" (2011)
Common strategic position paper of Net4Society concerning future research and innovation funding for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in the range of the upcoming Horizon 2020 - Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Based on the views of SSH National Contact Points and SSH researchers, this paper makes a case for supporting a broader understanding of innovation including its social aspects. The position paper was submitted to the European Commission’s public con-
sultation on a Common Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation funding in May 2011.

Best Practice Handbook for SSH NCPs (2011)
The handbook is a guideline for various aspects of a National Contact Point’s daily work. It explains the role of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities within FP7 and gives recommendations based on best practice examples for the most common NCP tasks like promotion and event management. Furthermore, official websites, data-
bases and other sources of information are introduced.

Aiming for better collaboration (2011)
The document provides a broad view on the situation and work environment of National Information Points (NIPs)/ National Contact Points (NCPs) in Third Countries with the aim of showing their importance in increasing the success rate of the Third Countries in the Framework Programmes. It includes a discussion of the past and present state of NIP/ NCP systems in Third Countries, means of assistance and an official list of the NIPs/ NCPs in Third Countries.



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