Net4Society - a network of National Contact Points (NCPs) in Horizon 2020

Net4Society is the international network of National Contact Points for the Societal Challenge 6 ("Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies") in Horizon 2020. National Contact Points (NCPs) are set up to guide researchers in their quest for securing EU funding.

This website is aimed at researchers and stakeholders interested in Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world". It is particularly relevant for researchers from the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The information on this website will help you find funding opportunities for your research project and provide you with up-to-date information on the European Commission's funding schemes.

Net4Society was originally founded in 2008 during the 7th European Research Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) as the network of National Contact Points for Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (SSH). Since the start of Horizon 2020, the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), Net4Society is composed of National Contact Points for the Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" - a programme part of Horizon 2020 that is to a large extent driven by SSH research aspects. We actively support networking in the SSH research community and offer help in every respect of Horizon 2020 consultation. Net4Society includes the European and International National Contact Points of almost 50 countries.



  • 29.10.2015 - 30.10.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

    SAVE THE DATE: High-level conference: “Trust - Research co-creating future societies”

    Save the date for a high-level conference in Brussels at the Royal Academy of Sciences on 29-30 October 2015 entitled “Trust in Europe- Research co-creating future societies” co-organised by the European Commission (DG RTD) and Net4Society.
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  • 18.11.2015 - 19.11.2015 | Vienna, Austria

    Conference and Brokerage Event: Social Innovation 2015: Pathways to Social Change

    “Pathways to Social Change” is going to be the key event on social innovation in the year 2015. It is planned and designed by mutually complementary research projects on social innovation that reach out to world-wide experiences and concepts of social innovation. The conference will connect researchers with policy makers and practitioners of social innovation.
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  • 01.02.2015

    Next Phase of Net4Society started on 1 February 2015

    The next phase of Net4Society started on 1 February 2015 and will run for four years until the end of January 2019. It will put a major focus on supporting National Contact Points (NCPs) and researchers in the area of Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative, and reflective societies".
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  • 26.02.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

    Brokerage Event and Infoday: Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 6, Call "Europe as a global actor"

    This international event will provide first-hand information on the research topics of the Horizon 2020 call “Europe as a Global Actor”. In addition, a match-making session will support participants in building research consortia for the call.
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  • 15.10.2014

    Opportunities for SSH researchers in Horizon 2020 calls - Update for 2015 topics published

    Net4Society publishes an update of the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities", which contains the full texts of SSH relevant Horizon 2020 topics with a deadline in 2015.
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  • Net4Society publishes report on integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020

    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.
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  • Partner Search Support

    Are you interested in participation in EU Research Projects within the Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies”?
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  • “Trust - Research co-creating future societies”


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      • Net4Society coordination office
      • German Aerospace Center - Project Management Agency
      • Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
      • 53227 Bonn, Germany
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