Horizon 2020 - Work Programme 2018-2020 Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies - TRANSFORMATIONS-15-2020: Society and innovations: understanding the contexts, processes and consequences.
Deadline of the call - 12/03/2020 17:00 (Brussels date and time)
Location - The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions, the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT), the associated countries (AC) and other Countries. (For further details check the HORIZON 2020 – WORK PROGRAMME 2018-2020 General Annexes A. https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/wp/2018-2020/annexes/h2020-wp1820-annex-a-countries-rules_en.pdf).
Objective: The proposed research will focus on the ethical, legal, social, economic, educational, gender, cultural, religious and historical contexts and consequences (or impacts) of innovations. Inter- and transdisciplinary research will be promoted for example, on the consequences of the digital turn on democratic values and procedures, political participation, on inequalities (gender, race, ethnicities, etc), societal cohesion, the influence on education and learning, work, employment, entrepreneurship, social protection mechanisms and the Welfare State as well as on identities, gender aspects, legal issues and ethical concerns, cultural practices, the arts, communication media, public discourse, public spaces and security. The overarching goals will be to analyse, explore and consider solutions to the challenges and opportunities social and technological innovations bring to society. Research will help understand how society and innovations are mutually interdependent and will gauge societies’ capacity for integrating innovations and for dealing with change. One important factor will be to analyse the ways in which democracy and societies’ (sustainable) development is influenced by innovations, bringing historical and cultural perspectives together with visions of the future. The ERA-NET Co-fund Action and the transnational projects funded under the call for proposals will address innovations and technological change from both humanities and social sciences perspectives and will be a laboratory for inter- and transdisciplinary co-creation. They will create new designs for combining qualitative and quantitative methods and will promote dialogue between researchers, innovation actors, policy-makers and civil society.
If interested, kindly fill in the e-form
to submit your call for proposals. Due to the high number of expressions of interest, we inform you that we will not be able to respond to all the potential partners, although we will go through all the expressions of interest.