This info day presented the needs for responsible research and innovation (RRI) and social sciences and humanities (SSH) in project proposals for ICT-related Horizon 2020 calls with a deadline in 2015.

Research and innovation, funded by the EU, have to be responsible. This requirement has a very special intensity when it comes to ICT-related research and innovation. Indeed, the deployment of ICTs induces radical and pervasive changes in our lives in multiple ways that cannot be underestimated.

This requires a thoughtful approach to project design when applying for H2020 calls, taking into account the different aspects of RRI. These different aspects of RRI are public engagement, gender equality, ethical issues, education and open access. The thoughtful design also includes involving the appropriate mix of scientific disciplines, including the SSH part of the spectrum.

On February 2nd an Info Day was organized in Brussels where all the needs for RRI and SSH inputs in projects' proposals for the calls having a deadline in 2015 were presented. It took place from 14:00 until 17:30 at Avenue de Beaulieu 25 in 1160 Brussels. For more details, please check the programme and the background note on the RRI-SSH approach in WP14-15.

The Info day was webstreamed, a full video recording of the event is available here. All the presentation slides are attached at the end of this article.

You can access the list of participants (those with a public profile) here and an information leaflet with useful links here.


For those interested, there was also a workshop held on February 3 where the RRI-SSH approach in Work Programme 2016-17 was presented and discussed.

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