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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Social Sciences and Humanities across the SC5 WP 2016-2017 - Peter Brown, Deputy Director, Irish Research Council

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Presentation on Social Sciences and Humanities across the SC5 WP 2016-2017 - Peter Brown, Deputy Director, Irish Research Council given at Session 2 at EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day 7.10.16

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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Social Sciences and Humanities across the SC5 WP 2016-2017 - Peter Brown, Deputy Director, Irish Research Council

  1. 1. Social Sciences and Humanities across the SC5 WP 2016-2017 7th October 2016 Peter Brown Deputy Director, Irish Research Council
  2. 2. Why interdisciplinary research in H2020? 2013 Vilnius Declaration on SSH in H2020 » Research and Innovation societal benefits » Innovation not just about technological change » Complexity of societal challenges » Inter-disciplinarity and research evaluation
  3. 3. Imperatives for SSH researchers in developing IDR » SSH Researchers contributing to Horizon2020 ‘on equal footing’ » Crucial for SSH Researchers to have more confidence in their own contributions to all of the societal challenges, not just SC6 » Internal diversity within the SSH community a source of strength - Innovation for Growth (i4g) Policy Brief No. 23
  4. 4. Imperatives for SSH researchers in developing IDR » Importance of the SSH community making connections across the wider set of actors involved in addressing societal challenges (e.g. government, industry, media) » Need to showcase and reward exemplars for IDR » Learning from and embracing failures of IDR experiments and methodologies as well as successes - Innovation for Growth (i4g) Policy Brief No. 23
  5. 5. SSH in Horizon2020 SSH flagged topics in 2014/2015 WPs
  6. 6. Societal Challenge 5 WP 2016-17 “There is a consistent need to demonstrate Europe's potential for systemic innovation and market uptake of technological and non-technological solutions through large-scale demonstration projects. “A transformative agenda on this scale requires major changes in attitudes and behaviour patterns and the contribution of social sciences and humanities will be essential to inform successful solutions. “Societal Challenge ‘Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials’ will act as trailblazer for ensuring that the investment of 35% for climate action and 60% for sustainable development across the whole Horizon 2020 Framework Programme will deliver maximum impact for economic, environmental and social sustainability.”
  7. 7. Societal Challenge 5 WP 2016-17 “There is a consistent need to demonstrate Europe's potential for systemic innovation and market uptake of technological and non-technological solutions through large-scale demonstration projects. “A transformative agenda on this scale requires major changes in attitudes and behaviour patterns and the contribution of social sciences and humanities will be essential to inform successful solutions. “Societal Challenge ‘Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials’ will act as trailblazer for ensuring that the investment of 35% for climate action and 60% for sustainable development across the whole Horizon 2020 Framework Programme will deliver maximum impact for economic, environmental and social sustainability.”
  8. 8. CLIMATE SERVICES SC5-30-2017: ERA-NET on Climate Services Roadmap: Cross-sector impact assessments (evaluation, comparison and integration) ERA-NET Cofund Scope: The action will support the implementation of the roadmap for climate services and align actions of the various national entities of Member States and Associated Countries active in climate services and climate research by developing, evaluating, and integrating impact assessments, methodologies, and models while adding to the development of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP). It requires transdisciplinary research – co-designed with key stakeholders – across key economic/societal sectors, including food, water, energy, health, finance, investment, equity and security. Call opening: 8th November 2016 Call closing: 7th March 2017
  9. 9. TOWARDS A LOW CARBON EUROPE The objective of the actions in this section of the call is to deepen the analysis of possible and cost-effective trajectories for Europe to achieve its medium and long- term climate objectives while maximising societal benefits and economic prosperity. SC5-06-2016-2017: Pathways towards the decarbonisation and resilience of the European economy in the timeframe 2030-2050 and beyond (RIA) Scope: Trans-disciplinary approaches, including social sciences, are considered necessary to address this specific challenge. Projects should also foresee activities to cluster with other projects financed under this topic and – if possible – also under other parts of Horizon 2020. Call Opening Date: 08 November 2016 Call Closing Date: 07 March 2017
  10. 10. NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR TERRITORIAL RESILIENCE SC5-08-2017: Large-scale demonstrators on nature-based solutions for hydro- meteorological risk reduction (IA) Solutions should be incorporated in an integrated design concept for land management and planning and be co-designed and co-deployed in a trans-disciplinary multi-stakeholder and participatory context with due consideration to and integration of social and cultural aspects Call Opening Date: 08 November 2016 Call Closing Date: 07 March 2017 (First Stage)
  11. 11. RAW MATERIALS SC5-15-2016-2017: Raw materials policy support actions (CSA) e) EU network of mining and metallurgy regions (2017) • involve relevant competent authorities, private sector, research and academic organisations, civil society and experts in relevant social sciences and humanities. • Use a multidisciplinary approach, involving in particular social sciences and humanities, in order to better understand the different aspects of Social Licence to Operate (SLO) in mining in a given cultural context. Proposals should also benchmark the EU SLO guidelines and initiatives with those developed internationally (Canada, Australia, USA, etc.) Call Opening Date: 8th November 2016 Call Closing Date: 7th March 2017
  12. 12. EARTH OBSERVATION SC5-19-2017: Coordination of citizens' observatories initiatives (CSA) There is a need to create a citizens' observatories knowledge base in Europe across disciplines to avoid duplication, ensure interoperability, create synergies and facilitate its gradual uptake by environmental authorities. Proposals should include a broad range of stakeholders, including public bodies, private sector representatives, research institutions – including from social sciences and humanities – NGOs and citizens' associations. Call Opening Date: 8th November 2016 Call Closing Date: 7th March 2017 (First Stage)
  13. 13. CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH SC5-21-2016-2017: Cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth (IA) Scope: Proposals should address one of the following: a) Heritage-led urban regeneration (2016) b) Heritage-led rural regeneration (2017) The overall challenge is to go far beyond simple conservation, restoration, physical rehabilitation or repurposing of a site and to demonstrate heritage potential as a powerful economic, social and environmental catalyst for regeneration, sustainable development, economic growth and improvement of people’s well-being and living environments. The participation of social sciences and humanities disciplines such as architecture, archaeological sciences, cultural anthropology, law, economics, governance, planning, cultural and historical studies, is critical to properly address the complex challenges of this topic. Call Opening Date: 8th November 2016 Call Closing Date: 7th March 2017 (First Stage)
  14. 14. CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH SC5-22-2017: Innovative financing, business and governance models for adaptive re-use of cultural heritage (RIA) Including to ….develop and validate tools with a replicability potential in different local conditions to assist decision-making processes, using multi-stakeholder approaches, involving local communities and underpinned by social science and humanities expertise, for adaptive re-use of cultural heritage. Call Opening Date: 8th November 2016 Call Closing Date: 7th March 2017 (First Stage)
  15. 15. SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 2 Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bio economy [Funded by SC5] THE ARCTIC DIMENSION BG-11-2017: The effect of climate change on Arctic permafrost and its socio- economic impact, with a focus on coastal areas. The participation of social sciences and humanities disciplines such as architecture, archaeological sciences, cultural anthropology, law, economics, governance, planning, cultural and historical studies, is critical to properly address the complex challenges of this topic. Call Opening Date: 14th October 2016 Call Closing Date: 14th February 2017
  16. 16. CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITIES 2016-17 Cross-cutting calls with potential relevance to SC5: (i) Circular Economy and (ii) Smart and Sustainable Cities. CIRCULAR ECONOMY CIRC-02-2016-2017: Water in the context of the circular economy Sub-proposal: Demonstrating the potential of efficient nutrient recovery from water (2016) Relevant legal, societal and market challenges affecting the recycling of recovered nutrients and their market uptake should be addressed. Involvement of social sciences and humanities disciplines is deemed necessary, for instance to address issues such as attitudes to and acceptance of recycled products.
  17. 17. CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITIES 2016-17 CIRCULAR ECONOMY CIRC-02-2016-2017: Water in the context of the circular economy Sub-proposal: Towards the next generation of water systems and services– large scale demonstration projects (2017) Where relevant, integrated environmental impact assessments and risk assessment of potential harmful substances should be considered. Relevant socio- economic issues, in particular, regulatory/governance issues, social behaviour and acceptability should also be addressed, requiring the participation of social sciences and humanities disciplines such as political sciences, economics, governance and business studies. Call Opening Date: 8th November 2016 Call Closing Date: 7th March 2017
  18. 18. CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITIES 2016-17 SUSTAINABLE CITIES THROUGH NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS SCC-02-2016-2017: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities a) Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions for climate and water resilience in cities (2016) Actions should aim to improve urban resilience to climate change (mitigation and adaptation) and enhance water resources management sustainability through deployment of nature-based solutions, or an optimal combination of nature-based solutions and other technologies. Trans-disciplinary and community-based approaches including social sciences and humanities in the co-designing, co- development and co-implementation of the solutions is considered necessary. Call Opening Date: 8th November 2016 Call Closing Date: 7th March 2017 (First Stage)
  19. 19. CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITIES 2016-17 SUSTAINABLE CITIES THROUGH NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS SCC-02-2016-2017: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities b) Nature-based solutions for inclusive urban regeneration (2017) Actions should address nature-based solutions for inclusive urban regeneration – including regeneration of deprived districts, or neglected or abandoned areas. They should also test to what extent nature-based solutions can reduce crime and security costs, and enhance human health, wellbeing and social cohesion. The role of social innovation, and hence the participation of social sciences and humanities disciplines such as law, economics, political science, architecture or design studies, is particularly important to properly address these complex challenges.
  20. 20. Opportunity for Environmental/SSH collaboration in SC6 WP 2016-2017 UNDERSTANDING EUROPE: PROMOTING THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC AND CULTURAL SPACE CULT-COOP-07-2017: Cultural heritage of European coastal and maritime regions The research will aim at providing a comprehensive framework for the preservation of European coastal and maritime cultural landscapes….The research - multidisciplinary to the extent required by its inherent and explicit research approach - might combine approaches and methodologies of cultural heritage preservation, social sciences and humanities, spatial and environmental sciences. Call Opening Date: 4th October 2016 Call Closing Date: 2nd February 2017 (First Stage)
  21. 21. Supporting IDR “The Irish Research Council will play a particular role in supporting the AHSS community in addition to supporting and cultivating the broader community across all disciplines to engage in cross and interdisciplinary research..” P.14
  22. 22. “New Horizons” Funding: Interdisciplinary Projects Twin aims: I. To encourage ASSH researchers with existing track record to initiate leading incubation projects with STEM researchers that address thematic priorities of H2020 societal challenges II. To build on existing national and international networks to develop pilot studies, prepare preliminary data and develop competitive primer projects on upcoming topics across all societal challenges  Value (2016 call) up to €220,000. AHSS Led + STEM; 15 – 24 months duration
  23. 23. “New Horizons” – Interdisciplinary Research Projects 2016 New Horizons Call NOW OPEN  Deadline: 4pm, Friday 28 October 2016  Will run in 2017 subject to funding  Further details available:  http://research.ie/scheme/new-horizons-research- project-scheme.
  24. 24. Creative Connections Interdisciplinary workshops  Funding for institutions (incl. consortia) to run IDR workshops in 2017 (subject to 2017 budget)  Aim is to bring researchers across disciplines together to collaborate, network and hear expert input  Six workshops run in 2016 under scheme
  25. 25. Thanks for listening Contact: info@research.ie projects@research.ie Website: www.research.ie Twitter: @IrishResearch

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