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Title
Public consultation on Horizon 2020 ‘Science with and for Society’ Work Programme 2018-2020
Policy field(s)
Research and Innovation
Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from civil society organisations, businesses, research institutions, policy makers, higher education institutions, science museums, science shops, scientific centres of excellence, local public authorities, cities of scientific culture, innovators and entrepreneurs (non-exhaustive list).
Period of consultation
From 11.04.2016 to 04.07.2016.
Objective of the consultation

The objective of Part V of Horizon 2020 'Science with and for Society' (SWAFS) is "to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science, and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility".

The purpose of the present open public online consultation is to collect views and opinions on the strategy, scope, objectives, and expected impacts of the Horizon 2020 ‘Science with and for Society’ Work Programme 2018-2020.

Contributions to the present consultation will feed into preparation of the next SWAFS Work Programme 2018-2020. The Commission expects to develop the content of Work Programme 2018-2020 during the fourth quarter of 2016 and first semester 2017, with adoption and publication of calls for proposals in the autumn of 2017.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
Contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
View the questionnaire
You may want to reserve 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire, depending on how detailed your answers are. The maximum allowed time to complete the questionnaire by the system is 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. This means that once you start filling in the questionnaire, you have to answer all compulsory questions to submit your response. You can, however, preview/print a PDF version of the online questionnaire ( 192 KB) here to help you to prepare your response.
Reference documents

Before completing the questionnaire, you may wish to take a look at the Horizon 2020 regulation and information about the specific part of the programme relating to 'Science with and for Society'.

Other documents you may find useful are:

  • the scene setter ( 157 KB) on the context of the present consultation, notably the policy thrust and general framework set by the President Jean-Claude Juncker's priorities, and Commissioner Moedas' strategy ‘Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World’. This was made available to the SWAFS Advisory Group for its consultation on the SWAFS Work Programme 2018-2020.
  • a background document ( 203 KB) presenting more information on the ‘Science with and for Society’ Work Programmes 2014-2015 and 2016-2017, and related policy activities (mentioned in the scene setter as Annex I).
  • a foresight report prepared about the 3rd Strategic Programme of Horizon 2020 (listed as Annex II).

You may also wish to see the results of the previous online open public consultation for the SWAFS Work Programme 2016-2017, including the analysis of contributions received.

Contact details

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit B7, Science with and for Society

E-mail: EC-SWAFS-CONSULTATION@ec.europa.eu

Postal addresses:

European Commission
DG Research & Innovation - Unit B7
Science with and for Society
B-1049 Brussels
Belgium

View the contributions
All the contributions ( 504 KB) excluding those that chose not to have their contribution published have been compiled into one 'raw-data' spreadsheet in PDF format. Please note you will probably need to zoom in to read the contributions.
Results of consultation and next steps

The contributions have been analysed by the European Commission (EC). The report on the consultation including complete analysis of the replies is accessible here (814 KB). The Commission expects to develop the content of the Work Programme 2018-2020 in the last quarter of 2016 and the first three-quarters of 2017, with adoption and publication of the calls for proposals in the autumn of 2017. News updates will be published on the SwafS website in due course .