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Info Day - Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Expertise and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Actions for ICT - Related topics in Horizon 2020's Work Programmes 2014-2015

21 January 2014, Brussels


Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) expertise can play a central role in exploring the radical and pervasive societal changes caused by ICT developments and technologically-induced changes. Together with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) actions covering public engagement, open access, gender and ethical issues and education, the Social Sciences and Humanities can richly contribute to Research and Innovation activities in the ICT related parts of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015.

The European Commission is organizing an Info Day in order to inform about the numerous opportunities available for SSH researchers and experts in the open calls while at the same time providing networking space between the scientific communities through presentations and "speed-partnering" with the objective to facilitate the creation of partnerships and collaborations.

The event will take place on January 21st, 2014 on the premises of the Commission (Avenue de Beaulieu 25, Brussels).

A wide range of topics is particularly in need for SSH-expertise and added value as well as RRI actions. Confirming the commitment of meaningfully embedding SSH across Horizon 2020, the Commission needs as well evaluators as peer reviewers for proposals and for monitoring actions, thus making SSH/RRI expertise necessary.