Dos and Don'ts in FP Research: Experiences with the past and current SSH programmes — 30.05.2012
Regina Schneider (Euresearch)
Horizon 2020 – EC Expectations for SSH: Information on content and structure of the new challenge(s), timing, possibilities for SSH as well as interests and expectations of the EC with regard to the SSH contributions to these challenges (as per May 2012) — 29.05.2012
Patricia Postigo-McLaughlin (DG Research)
Internal Perspective: Strengths and Potential of Swiss SSH Research with regard to Horizon 2020 — 29.05.2012
Walter Leimgruber (SNSF Div. I)
Workshop I - Inclusive Societies
The EU paper defines one grand challenge by pointing out the need to build resilient and inclusive societies: «It is essential to identify ways to adapt and improve the European welfare systems, public services and the broader social security dimension of policies in order to achieve cohesion and promote more social and economic equality and intergenerational solidarity» (p. 77). The main keywords for this workshop are thus social welfare systems, inequalities, resilience, digital inclusiveness, intergenerational issues. Disciplines addressed: social sciences.
- Download Input Peter Farago, Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS — 29.05.2012 ppt 246KB
- Download Input Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Bern — 29.05.2012 ppt 1785KB
Workshop II - Intelligent Growth
One further issue raised in the EU paper is how to deal with the increasing amount of information our society relies on. «Enabling all societal actors to interact in the innovation cycle increases the quality, relevance, acceptability and sustainability of innovation outcomes by integrating society’s interest and values. This requires developing specific skills, knowledge and capacities at individual and organisational as well as at national and transnational levels. A scientifically literate, responsible and creative society will be nurtured through the promotion of and research on appropriate science education methods» (p. 80). In this context, the following keywords have to be taken into consideration: knowledge transfer, dissemination of knowledge, communication, social-network dynamics. Disciplines addressed: cognitive sciences, linguistics, communication- and media sciences, psychology, educational sciences.
- Download Input Ulrike Landfester, Deutsche Sprache und Literatur, Universität St. Gallen — 29.05.2012 pptx 809KB
Workshop V - Sustainable Growth
The promotion of a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth implies considerable changes as to the definition of growth and well-being and how they are measured, generated and sustained over time. «Research will analyse the development of sustainable lifestyles and socio-economic behaviours and values and how they relate to paradigms, policies and to the functioning of institutions, markets, firms, governance and belief systems in Europe.» (p. 76). The main keynotes relevant for this workshop are development of sustainable lifestyles and socio-economic behaviours and values, establishment of standards, normalisation process, goal-setting process. Disciplines addressed: sociology, economics, social psychology.