SSH Events

This overview includes a selection of European events which are relevant for Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities. Further event calendars can be found on the websites of the European Commission.
  • 27.04.2017 - 28.04.2017 | Leuven, Belgium

    2017 AHRI Conference: The Promotion and Enforcement of Human Rights by International and Regional Organizations

    Human rights standards, even if they express humanity’s most basic values, do not suffice and need to be administered, that is, promoted, monitored and enforced in order to be effective. The 2017 AHRI Conference suggests to take a broad and comparative view on the potential, but also the challenges of international and regional organizations in promoting and enforcing human rights.
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  • 28.04.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    "Interim evaluation on H2020": Presentation of the results of the stakeholder consultation

    The event will be an occasion for the European Commission to present the results of the open stakeholder consultation and for the EESC and stakeholders, including from the civil society, to comment on the outcome.
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  • 08.05.2017 - 09.05.2017 | Graz, Austria

    STS Conference 2017: "Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies"

    The STS Conference Graz 2017 is the joint Annual Conference of the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Vienna|Graz (STS), the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS).
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  • 10.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 | Warsaw, Poland

    Cultural Literacy in Europe: Second Biennial Conference

    This international conference aims to bring together new and innovative work in the field of literary and cultural studies. After the success of the 2015 conference, organised at Birkbeck College London, Cultural Literacy in Europe has developed into a thriving international organisation, with active membership and Special Interest Groups.
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  • 19.05.2017 - 20.05.2017 | Iasi, Romania

    EURINT 2017 European Union at cross-roads: building resilience in time of changes

    Today’s European Union (EU) is being confronted with both economic and political challenges. The economic challenges are associated with the post-crisis recovery, while the political challenges stem from the rise of nationalism which has recently hit the EU. Against this background, the Centre for European Studies within Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, is organizing the sixth edition of EURINT, which will focus on the resilience capacity of the EU to react to these challenges.
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  • 23.05.2017 - 25.05.2017 | Olimje, Slovenia

    ITN-Digital Cultural Heritage Final Conference

    TN-DCH FINAL CONFERENCE is an international event for the professionals working in the Digital Cultural Heritage domain. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts and leaders from the cultural domain and, addressing the current challenges, start a dialogue that will lay the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community of practice.
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  • 07.06.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    DANDELION Thematic Workshop on “democracy, inclusion, and the future of citizenship in the EU”

    DANDELION is currently planning the organisation of a half-day research/policy workshop on 7th June 2017 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
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  • 12.06.2017 - 13.06.2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

    Impact of Science: ""Building alliances for synergy between World class science and Societal impact"

    After four successful years of Impact of Science in Amsterdam, The AESIS network will be hosting 2017's AESIS annual conference in Stockholm.“Impact of Science 2017” will address the issue of maintaining or even stimulating quality of science while optimising societal Impact.
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  • 12.06.2017 - 14.06.2017 | Vienna, Austria

    GLOBAL VALUE virtual launch

    GLOBAL VALUE is launching a toolkit based on three years of research on corporate impact measurement & management between 12-14 June 2017.
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  • 14.06.2017 - 15.06.2017 | Brighton, United Kingdom

    DPASSH 2017: Digital Preservation for Social Sciences and Humanities

    The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) are pleased to announce that the second ‘Digital Preservation for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ conference (DPASSH 2017) will be held at the University of Sussex, Brighton, 14-15 June 2017.
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  • 21.06.2017 - 22.06.2017 | Reykjavík, Iceland

    SIGN-HUB annual conference

    The EU-funded SIGN-HUB project will host its sixth annual FEAST conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 21 to 22 June 2017.
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  • 28.06.2017 - 30.06.2017 | Košice, Slovakia

    Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) 2017

    This year, the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia) will host the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference is supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and is related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency.
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  • 03.07.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    Research & Innovation – shaping our future

    Against the backdrop of the Commission's White Paper on the future of Europe, the conference "Research & Innovation – shaping our future", hosted by Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, will bring together policymakers from EU institutions, nearly 700 stakeholders and interested actors to discuss the role of research and innovation for Europe's future.
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  • 15.08.2017 - 17.08.2017 | Berlin, Germany

    Digital Humanities – Opportunities and Risks. Connecting Libraries and Research

    The IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017 in Berlin on August 15 - 17 will be hosted by BBAW, DARIAH-EU, DINI, IFLA, LIBER and the Library of the Humboldt University Berlin.
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  • 29.08.2017 - 01.09.2017 | Athens, Greece

    "(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities" - 13th European Sociological Conference

    The event organized by the European Sociological Assocation will take place in Athens, Greece, on 29 August to 1 September 2017.
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  • 27.09.2017 - 29.09.2017 | Leipzig, Germany

    REGPOL2 final conference

    The EU-funded REGPOL2 project will be hosting its final conference in Leipzig, Germany, from 27 to 29 September 2017.
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  • 24.10.2017 - 25.10.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy

    “Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future”, a key event on social innovation in the year 2017, is planned and designed by the project “Social Innovation – Driving Force of Social Change (SI-DRIVE)”, in cooperation with the Horizon2020-funded Social Innovation Community project.
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  • 16.11.2017 - 17.11.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy

    This conference, jointly organised by the PE2020 (Public Engagement Innovation for Horizon 2020) and the CASI (Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation) projects, focuses on the intersection of public engagement and sustainable innovation.
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  • 14.11.2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia

    Past event: Net4Society Brokerage Event on Societal Challenge 6

    This international Event highlighted research topics covered within the 2017 Horizon 2020 Calls for proposals in Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies".
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  • 29.10.2015 - 30.10.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

    Past event: High-level conference: “Trust - European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies”

    This high-level conference took place in Brussels at the Royal Academy of Sciences on 29-30 October 2015 entitled “Trust: Research Co-creating Resilient Societies” co-organised by the European Commission (DG RTD) and Net4Society.
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  • 26.02.2014 - 27.02.2014 | Athens, Greece

    Past event: Achieving Impact - Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020

    This international conference and brokerage event for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) community in Research, Development & Innovation took place in Athens, Greece on 26th & 27th February 2014.
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  • Past event: Conference "Learning by doing - making interdisciplinarity work"

    The conference "Learning by doing - making interdisciplinarity work" on the role of interdisciplinarity in European research and perspectives from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities took place on 15 January 2013 in Brussels.
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  • 09.07.2012 - 11.07.2012 | Dublin, Ireland

    Past event: Active Ageing - the Potential for Society

    Net4Society hosted a transnational research event, coinciding with the ESOF Dublin City of Science programme. The event was themed around the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.
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  • 19.09.2011 - 21.09.2011 | Vienna, Austria

    Past event: Challenge Social Innovation - Innovating Innovation by Research - 100 years after Schumpeter

    Fostering innovation will be the cornerstone of future European research funding policies. The targets set out in the EU2020 strategy demand a broader concept of innovation, including the social dimension in technology and business innovation and implementing a coherent notion of social innovation in all sectors of society. The conference results are now available in the Vienna Declaration, which defines future research topics of social innovation.
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