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    Inclusive, Innovative & Reflective Societies

    Europe in a changing world

    The aim of this societal challenge is to contribute to an understanding of Europe's intellectual basis: its history and the many European and non-European influences, as an inspiration for our lives today.

    Europe is characterised by a variety of different peoples, traditions and national identities, as well as by different levels of economic and societal development. Migration and mobility, the media, industry and transport contribute to the diversity of views and lifestyles. This diversity and its opportunities should be recognised.

    European collections in libraries, archives, museums, galleries and other public institutions have a wealth of rich, untapped documentation and objects for study. These archival resources represent the history of individual Member States but also the collective heritage of a European Union that has emerged through time. Such materials should be made accessible, also through new technologies, to researchers and citizens to enable a look to the future through the archive of the past.

    The focus of activities will be to:

    • study European heritage, memory, identity, cultural interaction and translation, including its representations in cultural and scientific collections, archives and museums, to better inform the present by richer interpretations of the past
    • research the history, literature, art, philosophy and religions of European countries and regions, to determine how these have informed contemporary European diversity
    • research Europe's role in the world, the mutual influence and ties between the world's regions, and an outside view of European cultures.

    Swiss Participation in Horizon 2020

    Please find information on the latest development on the page 'Swiss Participation in Horizon 2020'.

    Scientific Disciplines

    • Humanities
    • Social Sciences
    • Economics
    • Law

    Industrial Sectors

    • Social and Economic Concerns

    Main Target Audience

    • Universities / UAS
    • Research institutes
    • NGOs

    Key Information

    Duration of the programme: 7 years (2014-2020) under Horizon 2020
    Swiss eligibility: As of 1.1.2017 Switzerland is an Associated Country
    Topic search: according to your field of research; find your topic in Horizon 2020
    Calls for proposals: one call per year expected; go to the open calls page
    Work Programme: for call descriptions, call deadlines and rules, go to the Work Programme
    Opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities in other programs of Horizon 2020: download document.
    Services from Net4Society (H2020 funded NCP project): Website
    H2020 reference documents: for all official documents, go to the Participant Portal



    Your Contact

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    Joël Graf

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •Social Sciences and Humanities
    •Science with and for Society
    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 31 380 60 08

    Currently Open Calls

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