Rethinking the role of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH): towards a reflective and generative perspective

Organized by the University of Bologna in collaboration with the office of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Brussels, a workshop to discuss the contribution of SSH in the joint effort of the scientific community towards the interdisciplinarity required by the Horizon 2020 programme.

26 February 2015

Emilia-Romagna Region - EU Office, Rue Montoyer 21, Brussels

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In the last two years, the University of Bologna has undertaken a large-scale internal initiative called European perspectives (EuPer), aimed at fostering interdisciplinarity to address the mainstreaming of the social sciences and humanities in Horizon 2020. The EuPer initiatives involves more than 500 researchers from different disciplinary fields around major “drivers” that represent cross-cutting themes within the structure of Horizon 2020: social innovation; lifestyle; creativity and culture; policies, institutions and governance; inclusion and diversity.

Those drivers can be considered as strategic catalysts of interdisciplinarity that allow researchers to exchange knowledge, create synergies and build collaborative projects where research results can lead to the development of new services and products.

The workshop, organized by the University of Bologna in collaboration with the office of the Region Emilia-Romagna in Brussels, targets the academic community, private sector, policy-makers and civil society’sstakeholders. The aim is to discuss the contribution of SSH in the joint effort of the scientific community towards the interdisciplinarity required by the programme Horizon 2020, but also the impact and valorization of SSH research. 

The event addresses the issue of mainstreaming of SSH in Horizon 2020 but also specific themes that are included in Societal Challenge 6. The parallel panels are based on key thematic drivers: Social Innovation; Sustainable Lifestyle and Food; ICT and Social Inclusion; Culture and Creativity; Health, Care and Education; Public Policies, Work and Welfare and will present existing experiences and projects where research methods and expertise in SSH, in collaboration with other disciplines and with the business sector, have led to practical applications. 

Participation is free, but registration is needed.

Registration is closed as full capacity has been reached.

Workshop proceedings are available here

Published on: 12 January 2015