Net4Society - International network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Societal Challenge 6 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.


  • EU COM: Instagram for Researchers - Images of Research - Capture the moment!

    Are you an EU funded researcher? Have you captured on camera a favourite moment during your research? Show the EU Commission what you are working on, they would love to see it. They invite you to showcase your passion for research. Why? Because research is an investment in our future!
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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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  • 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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  • 04.07.2018 - 06.07.2018 | Innsbruck, Austria

    WIRE 2018: Smart Choices for innovative regional ecosystems. The Power of Connectivity, Entrepreneurship and Science & Research

    Innsbruck in Tyrol will host the 9th edition of Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 4 to 6 July 2018. The WIRE conference is an opportunity to address, develop and progress key topics of interest to the community. As such WIRE contributes largely to the important task for all potential actors in H2020’s WPs to network and be connected, spread Research and Innovation excellence and connect regions and people
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  • 02.07.2018 - 04.07.2018 | Barcelona, Spain

    2018 IMISCOE Annual Conference “Europe, migrations and the Mediterranean: human mobilities and intercultural challenges”

    The Mediterranean lies at the heart of migration studies in Europe and, currently, it is a focal point of large-scale human displacement. This is both a global and a local challenge with major effects on origin and destination countries in terms of society and politics, and with important implications for border and diversity policies, and geopolitical strategies.
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  • 04.12.2018 - 06.12.2018 | Vienna, Austria

    ICT 2018 Event "Imagine Digital - Connect Europe" - Exhibition and Networking calls published

    The ICT 2018 Event "Imagine Digital - Connect Europe" will take place in Vienna from 4 to 6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.
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  • 19.03.2018

    Short guide on SSH-relevant topics in Work Programme 2018/20

    Net4Society published a short guide on Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020.
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  • 10.01.2018 - 08.03.2018

    Your feedback is essential: Public consultation on the next EU Research & Innovation programme

    On 10 January 2018, the European Commission launched a series of public consultations clustered by key policy areas, in preparation for the EU's next long-term budget post-2020 (MFF). Citizens, organisations and businesses can give their views online until 8 March 2018.
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  • 18.01.2018

    Net4Society supports the Joint Statement for FP9 "Living Together: Missions for Shaping the Future" - Join us!

    Organisations representing the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Europe have published the joint statement “Living Together: Missions for Shaping the Future”. The signatories call for more inter- and transdisciplinarity and a conscientious framing of ‘missions’ in the future EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme 9 (FP9), putting forward suggestions that take account of social, cultural, legal and ethical challenges ahead.
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  • 14.12.2017

    Opportunities for SSH researchers in Horizon 2020 calls: Work Programme 2018-2020

    Net4Society has published a new version of the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities", which contains the full texts of SSH relevant Horizon 2020 topics within Work Programmes 2018-2020.
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  • 04.10.2017

    Publication of Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme 2018-2020

    Today the Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme has been pre-published on the Horizon 2020 website and is available for download.
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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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  • 14.11.2017 | 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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  • 13.09.2017

    New factsheet "Learning from Horizon 2020 evaluators" published!

    Net4Society recently published a factsheet named "Learning from Horizon 2020 evaluators" which offers vital recommendations to Societal Challenge 6 applicants.
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  • 09.06.2017

    Success stories in SSH integration

    Net4Society developed a compilation of factsheets on SSH integration. The series contains illustrations of all Societal Challenges throughout Horizon 2020 presenting best practice examples of successful SSH integration.
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  • 24.05.2017 | 15:00 – 16:30 CET

    Net4Society & Dandelion Webinar: "Beyond dissemination: How to communicate your research" recording available!

    The objective of the webinar, which was organized in cooperation with Dandelion, was to support NCPs as well as projects and researchers in improving communication skills within the framework of European funded projects in the field of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies.
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  • 12.05.2017

    Open Call in JPI on Cultural Heritage - Deadline 22 June 2017

    The JPI on Cultural Heritage has launched a call for transnational research proposals. Deadline for proposal submission is June 22, 2017.
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  • 02.05.2017

    Factsheet on "Increasing impact" published!

    Net4Society recently published a factsheet on the topic of "Increasing Impact".
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  • 10.01.2017

    Keys to successful integration of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in H2020

    The Net4Society Expert Meeting entitled ‘SSH in H2020: Societal Challenge6 and integration in other Challenges’ addressed the issue of how to ensure fruitful and effective integration of SSH into a project.
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  • 06.12.2016

    Position Paper for the Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020

    To tackle current challenges, Europe needs research on European societies – now more than ever. How such research can effectively be promoted through Europe’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, is the topic of a position paper that Net4Society has now published.
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  • Short guide on SSH Opportunities in Horizon 2020

    Net4Society publishes a short guide on Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020.
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  • 11.11.2016

    Have your say on Horizon 2020 - public stakeholder consultation launched

    The European Commission has launched an online public stakeholder consultation on Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation framework programme. The results of the consultation will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 to improve the implementation of the programme. Even more important is the fact that the results will also help to prepare the next EU research and innovation programme (“FP9”).
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  • 15.09.2016

    Opportunities for SSH researchers in Horizon 2020 calls - Update for 2017 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 2017.
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  • 15.11.2016 - 16.11.2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia

    "Social Sciences and Humanities: a New Agenda for Europe's Challenges" | Registration open!

    An international conference on Social Sciences and Humanities during SK PRES in 2016,organised with a financial support of and cooperation with the European Commission,DG Research and Innovation.
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  • 12.09.2016

    Net4Society participated in ITRE Working Group Meeting in the European Parliament

    The ITRE Working Group Meeting was held on 8 September 2016 on the topic "Social sciences and cultural and creative industries in H2020. Implementation of Challenge 6 and mainstreaming social sciences into pillars II and III."
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  • 17.08.2016

    Conference report "Trust - European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies" published!

    This conference report resumes the deliberations of the high-level conference entitled Trust: European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies that took place on the 29th and 30th of October 2015 at the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences in Brussels, organised by Net4Society.
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  • 05.07.2016 | Brussels, Belgium

    Net4Society Expert Meeting on SSH in Horizon 2020

    Organised by the Network of National Contact Points of Societal Challenge 6 'Europe in a changing world -inclusive, innovative and reflective societies', Net4Society, in cooperation with the Open and inclusive societies Unit of the European Commission's DG Research and Innovation.
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  • 29.06.2016 | 11 CET

    Net4Society webinar on 'Impact' on June 29 at 11 CET

    The first Net4Society webinar took place on June 29 at 11 CET.
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  • 29.10.2015 - 30.10.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

    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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    Trans-Atlantic Platform Social Innovation (T-AP SI) Call for Proposals

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