Science with and for society

Science with and for Society (SwafS) will help build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

Science with and for Society will be instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will make science more attractive (notably to young people), raise the appetite of society for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities. It allows all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) to work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of European society. This approach to research and innovation is termed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

The Science with and for Society (SwafS) work programme 2018-2020 shall focus on five calls for proposals in which proposals are invited against specific topics:

  • Accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change
  • Stepping up support to Gender Equality in Research & Innovation policy
  • Building the territorial dimension of SwafS partnerships
  • Exploring and supporting citizen science
  • Building the knowledge base for SwafS
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Report Science with and for society in Horizon 2020 - achievements and recommendations for Horizon Europe

This document reports on the Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society (SwafS) project portfolio results. The objective of this report is to convey the achievements of the SwafS part of Horizon 2020, stemming from funded projects and key activities. Its purpose is to serve as input for the preparation of the Horizon Europe programme implementation. The report covers all thematic areas of Swafs: research ethics and research integrity, science education, science careers, gender equality, institutional changes towards responsible research and innovation, citizen science and citizen engagement, open access and science communication.

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The final version of EU Green Deal has been published

The final version of EU Green Deal has been published

Today, the European Commission has approved the final version of the calls for proposals related to the EU’s Green Deal.

Horizon 2020 work programmes 2020 - latest update

The latest versions of the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 work programmes can now be found here under ‘work programmes’.

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Online event: Citizen science and science communication

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