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.
  • 30.10.2017 - 31.10.2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

    Net4Society: Democracy and Europe - Our Common Future?

    The conference "Democracy and Europe", organized by Net4Society, aims to bring together perspectives that look at the past, tackle present challenges and look into the future of democracy in Europe and beyond. The conference is open to researchers, companies, policy makers or anyone with an interest in Europe’s democratic future. This encounter of multiple perspectives and actors – academics, civil society, and policy-makers – is of utmost importance to help us move towards a more democratic society.
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  • 20.09.2017 - 21.09.2017 | Cardiff, Wales

    Boosting Impact of Social Science and Humanities

    "A two-day international conference on how social sciences and humanities research can address societal challenges and optimise societal well-being".
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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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  • 28.09.2017 - 29.09.2017 | Berlin, Germany

    CoHERE‐TRACES Joint Conference: Critical Heritages and Reflexive Europeanisation

    CoHERE-TRACES Joint Conference will include a presentation of the projects and their preliminary outcomes, followed by thematic panels focussing on cross-cutting topics, with the double aim to present research advancements and spur on discussion, exchanges eventually envisioning synergies and collaborations.
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  • 12.10.2017 | Tallinn, Estonia

    European Research Excellence – Impact and Value for Society

    The Estonian Research Council and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research are happy to announce the conference ‘European Research Excellence – Impact and Value for Society’, to be held under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the EU on 12th October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.
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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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  • 26.10.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    Societal Challenge 6-Horizon 2020 Consortium Building Workshop

    On 26 October 2017 associated Brussels-based RTD liaison offices from EU member states and H2020 associated countries jointly organise a one-day Consortium building workshop around selected topics of the upcoming Work Programme (2018-2020) of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 (Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflexive societies), open for submission from November 2017, deadline March 2018 (tbc).
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  • 08.11.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    EVIDENCE FOR SOCIETY: Transforming The Future Of European People Through Research

    The final conference of the Impact-EV project will take place on 8th November 2017 at the European Parliament Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
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  • 09.11.2017 - 10.11.2017 | Budapest, Hungary

    ICT Proposers' Day 2017

    ICT Proposers' Day 2017 will take place on 9 and 10 November in Budapest, Hungary. This networking event centres on European ICT Research & Innovation with a special focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20.
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  • 27.11.2017 - 28.11.2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

    Opening up to an ERA of Social Innovation

    Jointly organised by the European Commission, the Portuguese Government and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, this conference will help script a new narrative for social innovation and inform the design of the future framework programme (FP) for research and innovation of the European Union (EU) for the period 2020–2027.
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  • 07.12.2017 - 08.12.2017 | Berlin, Germany

    EUth Open Summit "Youth eParticipation in Europe: The Future is now”

    How to get more youngsters actively involved in political decision-making? In the past two years the European innovation project EUth intensively researched the field of youth eParticipation and developed the unprecedented digital participation toolbox OPIN, which is adapted to the needs of young people.
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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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