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    Science with and for Society

    ‘Science with and for Society’ is instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society.

    It makes science more attractive (notably to young people), raise the appetite of society for innovation, and opens up further research and innovation activities. It allows all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) to work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of European society.

    This approach to research and innovation is termed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

    The “Science with and for Society” programme covers the following focus areas:

    • Make scientific and technological careers attractive to young students
    • Promote gender equality in particular by supporting structural change in the organisation of research institutions.
    • Integrate society in science and innovation issues, policies and activities in order to integrate citizens' interests and values.
    • Develop the governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation by all stakeholders.
    • Networking and sharing knowledge about science with and for society


    Partner Search Form

    We support you in identifying partners for your project. Please complete the attached partner search form and return it to the National Contact Point.
    Partner Search Form


    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:               Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:   Participant Portal
    Topic search:                   Find your topic
    Call descriptions, rules:   Work Programme (2016-2017)

    Scientific Disciplines

    - Social Sciences
    - Humanities
    - Technical & Applied Sciences
    - Exact Sciences
    - Natural Sciences

    Industrial Sectors

    - Social Concerns
    - Information Technology (IT)

    Main Target Audience

    • Universities / UAS
    • Research organisations
    • European and international organisations
    • Science museums
    • Libraries
    • Media
    • Creative industries

    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

    Open Calls

    Open Calls

    The Work Programme 2018-2020 is expected to be published at the end of the year. For preliminary information on the upcoming calls please contact us.