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PLATON+ - Strengthening the role that Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) have on the ERA development by reinforcing interactions between SSH and non-SSH research communities


PLATON+ aims to catalyze dissemination of the European research in Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) as well as to capitalize SSH research results and assets across non-SSH research areas/themes.

The project operates as a central hub for the dissemination of SSH research so as to:

  • facilitate integration and coordination of SSH (-related) research under the 7th Framework Programme;

  • exploit horizontally the competences of European SSH researchers for the benefit of European research.

Under this context, the project systematically deploys a set of diversified dissemination and valorisation actions that will enhance the integration of the SSH research community in non-SSH themes and are expected to have a long lasting effect, well beyond the project’s lifetime.

PLATON+ activities target 3 high priority groups: research community, policy/decision-makers (European, national, regional) and business community.

PLATON+ differentiates from existing similar/complementary projects by setting its center of gravity in:

  • the wide use of a variety of the latest information and communication applications which are integrated in its web-portal. The latter is expected to operate as a “Virtual Knowledge Hub” for SSH research stakeholders;

  • the systematic collaboration with complementary and similar projects;

  • stimulating collaboration with FP6-CITIZENS & FP7-SSH research projects and highly experienced and networked SSH organizations.

Overall, more than 1.300 people will participate in PLATON+ events, 15.000 users are expected to visit the project web-portal.

The project mobilises a multidisciplinary and multicultural consortium of 12 partners from 10 countries, which will take particular care to optimize the use of the project resources within the 30 months of the project duration and to maximize its impact.

Proposal: 217154
Funding scheme: Coordination and support action (support action)
Activity Activity 8 - Strategic activities
Research area: Measures to support dissemination of research
Topic: -
Estimated EC contribution: €997 184
Starting date: 01.01.2008
Duration: 30 months
Title: Strengthening the role that Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) have on the ERA development by reinforcing interactions between SSH and non-SSH research communities
Acronym: PLATON+
Keywords: -
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Coordinator: International Environment and Quality Services
Q-PLAN North Greece
Development Department
EL - Thessaloniki
Partners' List:
  • Agenzia per la Promozione della
    Ricerca Europea (APRE)
    Diassina DI MAGGIO
    IT – Rome
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative
    Research in the Social Sciences (ICCR)
    Ronald POHORYLES
    AT – Vienna
  • Tudomanyos es Technologiai Alapitvany
    Dora GROO
    HU – Budapest
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover
    Uni Transfer
    Martina VENSCHOTT
    DE – Hannover
  • Politechnika Wroclawska
    (Wroclaw University of Technology)
    Wroclaw Centre For Technology Tranfer
    Jacek FIRLEJ
    PL – Wroclaw
  • Hill and Knowlton Eesti As
    Public Policy Communications
    Silver PUKK
    EE – Tallinn
  • Economic & Social Research Institute
    Macro-economics & Resource Economics
    IE – Dublin
  • Applied Research & Innovation Projects
    Athens Laboratory of Business Administration
    EL – Athens
  • Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires
    Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT)
    Albert ANGEHRN
    FR – Fontainebleau
  • Alma Consulting Group
    Innovation Department
    Michel MOULINET
    FR – Lyon
  • Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu
    EU FPS National Coordination Office
    Habibe Tugba EROL
    TR – Ankara
EC Scientific Officer: DG RTD.B
Contact: Louisa ANASTOPOULOU
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