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TOPIC : Culture, integration and European public space

Topic identifier: CULT-COOP-10-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: ERA-NET-Cofund ERA-NET Cofund
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
04 October 2016
Deadline: 02 February 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Updates
  • 11 May 2017 15:07

    Flash Call Info - Result of first stage of two stages evaluation

    As from 1 January 2017 Switzerland is associated to the entire Horizon 2020. In practical terms this means that for all Horizon 2020 projects for which the GA is signed as from 1 January the Swiss participants are automatically eligible for funding and may count towards the minimum number of participants required for a project (see the eligibility criteria for funding and participation under Regulation 1290/2013 on Horizon 2020 Rules for participation).

    For more information see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/hi/h2020-hi-swiss-part_en.pdf

     The submission session is now available for: CULT-COOP-06-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-05-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-07-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-09-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-02-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-01-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-12-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-04-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-03-2017(RIA)

    CALL : H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2017-two-stage (stage 1) is 478
    The call deadline was Thursday 2 of February 17 Pm 2017. A total of 478 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below including the indicative budget of the topic:

    CULT-COOP-1 : RIA : 24 submitted
    CULT-COOP-2 : RIA : 60 submitted
    CULT-COOP-3 : RIA : 30 submitted
    CULT-COOP-4 : RIA : 29 submitted
    CULT-COOP-5 : RIA : 48 submitted
    CULT-COOP-6 : RIA : 44 submitted
    CULT-COOP-7 : RIA : 74 submitted
    CULT-COOP-12 : RIA : 30 submitted
    (indicative budget: for topics 1,2,3,5,6,10 : RIA : 27 M€)
    CULT-COOP-9 : RIA : 139 submitted : RIA: (indicative budget: 9 M€)
     

     

    CALL : H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016-2017

    The call deadline was Thursday 2 of February 17 Pm 2017. A total of 21 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below including the indicative budget of the topic:
     

    CULT-COOP-11: RIA: 12 proposals (indicative budget: 7 M€)
    CULT-COOP-6: CSA : 8 proposals (indicative budget: 1,5 M€)
    CULT-COOP-10: ERANET Co-Fund: 1 proposal (indicative budget: 5 M€)

     

  • 07 February 2017 15:02

    As from 1 January 2017 Switzerland is associated to the entire Horizon 2020. In practical terms this means that for all Horizon 2020 projects for which the GA is signed as from 1 January the Swiss participants are automatically eligible for funding and may count towards the minimum number of participants required for a project (see the eligibility criteria for funding and participation under Regulation 1290/2013 on Horizon 2020 Rules for participation).

    For more information see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/hi/h2020-hi-swiss-part_en.pdf

     The submission session is now available for: CULT-COOP-06-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-05-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-07-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-09-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-02-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-01-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-12-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-04-2017(RIA), CULT-COOP-03-2017(RIA)

    CALL : H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2017-two-stage (stage 1) is 478
    The call deadline was Thursday 2 of February 17 Pm 2017. A total of 478 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below including the indicative budget of the topic:

    CULT-COOP-1 : RIA : 24 submitted
    CULT-COOP-2 : RIA : 60 submitted
    CULT-COOP-3 : RIA : 30 submitted
    CULT-COOP-4 : RIA : 29 submitted
    CULT-COOP-5 : RIA : 48 submitted
    CULT-COOP-6 : RIA : 44 submitted
    CULT-COOP-7 : RIA : 74 submitted
    CULT-COOP-12 : RIA : 30 submitted
    (indicative budget: for topics 1,2,3,5,6,10 : RIA : 27 M€)
    CULT-COOP-9 : RIA : 139 submitted : RIA: (indicative budget: 9 M€)
     

     

    CALL : H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016-2017

    The call deadline was Thursday 2 of February 17 Pm 2017. A total of 21 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below including the indicative budget of the topic:
     

    CULT-COOP-11: RIA: 12 proposals (indicative budget: 7 M€)
    CULT-COOP-6: CSA : 8 proposals (indicative budget: 1,5 M€)
    CULT-COOP-10: ERANET Co-Fund: 1 proposal (indicative budget: 5 M€)

     

Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

“Europe” has existed as a cultural, political and economic identity for centuries, although the nature and coherence of that identity has been contested greatly over time. One of the major challenges for Europe since the mid twentieth century has been the challenge of linking European identity to forms of integration that produce mutual benefit through tolerance, respect and creative interaction, and avoid the devastating conflicts of the past. Culture plays an essential role in this process, since the realm of culture is where values, belief-systems, memories, languages, educational systems, artistic practices and social lives operate and evolve. Culture is where forms of creativity and diversity can be modelled or practiced; it is also a place where separateness, difference and specificity can be asserted and maintained in productive ways that enhance our quality of life. The cultural, political and economic spheres exist in dynamic relation to each other, and the coherence of Europe at the political and economic levels is closely related to and impacted by events and practices at the level of culture.

The attempt to create European integration (which is to be distinguished from simple “homogenisation”) at political, economic and cultural levels has been incomplete; this is evident in the phenomena of xenophobia, extremism, ethnic conflict, Euro-scepticism and the revival of the North-South and East-West divides, as well as electoral apathy or disenchantment. At the same time, there is strong awareness among citizens and immigrants of living in a distinct “European” space, both real and imagined. It is made real in geographical focal points like cities, particular regions and landscapes, and in other forms of cultural heritage. Arts and creative industries have also proved to be vehicles of European integration: a growing number of vibrant urban spaces, populated by international communities of creative practitioners, are now acknowledged as engines of cultural and economic development and innovation. The challenge for research is to identify how the relations between culture and integration have been modelled and how they can be better understood for the immediate future.

Specifically, there is an urgent need to understand the role of culture in defining “public space”, and role of culture in enabling or problematizing cultural integration whilst respecting diversity. “Public spaces” are the arenas in which key cultural interactions and societal dynamics take place and can be observed. This notion of “public space” can be interpreted widely: it includes physical and built environments, landscapes and material culture. But it also includes cultural zones, public spheres and “virtual” spaces defined by media, language, ethnicity, shared values, political allegiances, religious identities, creative practices, and communication technologies. These spaces are populated not just by people but by material objects, texts, art works, performances and institutions, all of which contribute to the creation of a sense of place. Recent research is acknowledging the crucial importance of physical things, objects and material traces of culture, and the value of material culture for providing new ways of looking at multiple histories and identities within a diversified Europe.

Scope:

Activities under this topic should explore the dynamics through which European “public spaces” both shape, and are shaped, by cultural activity, and the dynamics through which integration can be practised and understood. This will involve investigating a variety of perspectives: for example, historical models for European public space, and the relevance of such models for today; the impact of migration on culture and the creation of public space; the role of material culture in shaping public spaces; the role of creativity in defining European identity; and the role of the cultural sphere in either enabling or challenging integration at political and economic levels. Activities may also include researching questions such as: How meaningful is it to speak of a common “European” culture or history or public space? How should such a concept be modelled, and how has it been modelled in the past? How has the circulation of knowledge (through media, research, publishing practices, intellectual and education networks) contributed to or challenged European integration? How do various European spaces and identities make use of the media and systems of representation? Are representations of Europe mainly created and captured by Northern/continental Europe and how do Southern and Central and Eastern Europe citizens contribute and participate to a European public space? What are the relations between material objects and cultural and political practices? How can multiple histories and cultures be integrated into a notion of national or “European” identities?

There is a strong need for humanities-oriented research in this topic, as a well as a need for multi-disciplinary engagement representing also a large variety of European countries well balanced geographically, including from Southern and Central and Eastern Europe. There is significant potential also to facilitate new collaborations between researchers and partners in the media, heritage, creative and other sectors, thus adding value to research-led knowledge exchange.

The proposed ERA-NET Cofund will have a wide geographical coverage, including Southern and Central and Eastern Europe. It aims at coordinating the research efforts of the participating Member States, Associated States and Regions in the field described. Proposals should pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes and implement a joint transnational call for proposals with EU co-funding (resulting in grants to third parties) to fund multinational innovative research initiatives in this domain. Proposers are encouraged to implement other joint activities, including additional joint calls without EU co-funding.

Participation of legal entities from international partner countries is encouraged in the joint call as well as in other joint activities. Participants from countries which are not automatically eligible for funding[1] may nonetheless request a Union contribution on to cover the coordination costs of additional activities on the basis of the ERA-NET unit cost.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of a maximum of EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

The ERA-NET Co-fund Action will mobilise the wide range of transnational and multi-disciplinary perspectives necessary to understanding the relationships of culture, European integration and “public space”, including in Southern and Central and Eastern Europe. The research is expected to lead to a richer, more complex and comprehensive understanding of the cultural dimensions of European integration; to discover and analyse historical models and precedents for integration in Europe; to give new insights that promote the full potential of citizens’ engagement with European public and cultural spaces; to stimulate public, political and scholarly debate about the future prospects of European integration; to provide a platform for changes to existing structures, policies and practices, such as the development of new modes of interactive and reciprocal engagement between users, academics and those working in the media, creative industries, and heritage sectors.

Delegation Exception Footnote:

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders. It is excluded from the delegation to Research Executive Agency and will be implemented by the Commission services.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

ERA-NET
International cooperation
Socio-economic science and humanities

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-funding-guide/cross-cutting-issues/international-cooperation_en.htm

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
 

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

          
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic: 

    ERA-NET Cofund:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 MGA ERA-NET Cofund - Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement
    Thematic clusters of previous ERA-NET projects
    Practical guidance how to organise ERA-NET joint calls

     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.

    Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

    Open access to research data
    The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

    Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

    Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

    - Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs.

    - Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.


     
  8. Additional documents

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
    H2020 Work Programme 2017-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
    Legal basis - Framework Programme
    Legal basis - Rules for Participation
    Legal basis - Specific Programme

 

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