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.
  • 28.05.2018 | 10 CET

    Webinar on "How to address Gender Issues in Societal Challenge 6“

    This webinar on “How to address Gender Issues in Societal Challenge 6“ will be conducted in cooperation with GENDERACTION (GENDer equality in the ERA Community To Innovate policy ImplementatiOn).
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  • 10.05.2018 - 11.05.2018 | Budapest, Hungary

    The REACH Project Opening Conference "Resilient Cultural Heritage and Communities in Europe"

    The REACH international conference in Budapest is part of the programme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and it will introduce the project's scope, offering a great opportunity to discuss and compare successful examples of participatory processes and researches. The conference will face themes such as social cohesion, social inequality, minority heritage, preservation and management of Cultural Heritage.
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  • 24.05.2018 - 25.05.2018 | Frankfurt (Oder), Slubice - Germany, Poland

    Conference “Collaborative Research in Horizon 2020. Promoting German-Polish Cooperation in EU Research Funding”

    The Conference which will take place in the German-Polish-twin cities Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice on 24-25 May 2018 and aims at discussing future collaborative EU Research funding opportunities with the aim of fostering German-Polish cooperation.
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  • 24.05.2018 - 25.05.2018 | Brussels, Belgium

    Civil Society Days 2018 - Citizenship, Democracy & Culture in a digitalised Europe

    This year's Civil Society Days will address the digital world as dimension which has permeated our everyday working and living environment and will affect and shape our future, as well as the future of Europe. Are we still masters of digital tools or are they already our masters, altering our values, our perceptions, and our cultures? What direction are we going in? How do we want our societies to evolve using these new technologies in a way that benefits us?
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  • 09.07.2018 - 14.07.2018 | Toulouse, France

    ESOF (Euro Science Open Forum) 2018

    ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public.
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  • 12.09.2018 - 13.09.2018 | Rome, Italy

    ICSD 2018 : 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development

    The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organised by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
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  • 01.10.2018 - 05.10.2018 | Thessaloniki, Greece

    European Evaluation Society Conference "Evalution for more resilient societies"

    What is the role of evaluation in understanding the multiple crises – economic, financial, humanitarian, social, political … – currently ongoing? What responses does evaluation propose? “Evaluation for more resilient societies” will be the leading theme of the #EES2018 biennial conference. At the same time, the conference will provide the traditional opportunities for exchanging on evaluation politics, capacity, systems, research, methods, communication, and use.
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  • 04.10.2018 - 05.10.2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark

    AESIS Conference: Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities

    AESIS - the Network for Advancing and Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science - hosts a two-day international conference on optimising impact of social sciences and humanities through alliances with business, government, and civil society.
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  • 11.10.2018 - 12.10.2018 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

    STEMM Equality Congress

    The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.
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  • 05.11.2018 - 06.11.2018 | Vienna, Austria

    RTI Policy in service of society: Impact at the crossroads of policy design, implementation and evaluation

    Austrian EU Council Presidency Conference taking place in Vienna, 5-6 November 2018 on RTI Policy in Service of Society: Impact at the Crossroads of Policy Design, Implementation and Evaluation.
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  • 14.11.2018 - 15.11.2018 | Vienna, Austria

    Growth in Transition Conference "Europe' s Transformation: Where People matter"

    The conference will address the transformation towards a resilient and sustainable society from very different perspectives. Conference topics will range from the role of the finance sector to theories underlying the economy and the measuring of people‘s well-being. At the same time, social and distributional aspects, democracy and quality of life will be addressed as issues which play a crucial role in the transformation of society.
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  • 28.11.2018 - 29.11.2018 | Vienna, Austria

    Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research

    Official Austrian EU Council Presidency Conference 28-29 November 2018, Vienna, Austria.
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  • 14.11.2017 | Brussels, Belgium

    Past event: Societal Challenge 6 Information Day and Brokerage Event

    This year’s Societal Challenge 6 Information Day for the international research community interested in the new Work Programme and a brokerage Event covering the topic of the 2018 Work Programme in Societal Challenge 6 will take place on 14 November 2017.
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  • 30.10.2017 - 31.10.2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

    Past event: 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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  • 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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