The European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA) was founded in 2014 to create a hub for social work research development, collaboration and exchange across Europe. Arising from overwhelming levels of engagement in the European Social Work Research Conference, the Association now has over 600 members from across more than 33 countries.
ESWRA’s vision is to take forward the development, practice and utilization of social work research to enhance knowledge about individual and social problems, and to promote just and equitable societies.
Professor Geoffrey WILLIAMS. MSc, PhD
President of the EvalHum Initiative firstname.lastname@example.org
EvalHum is a Europe-wide initiative CONCERNED with research evaluation, innovation and impact in the Social Sciences and Humanities. EvalHum is registered as an association in France under the French 1901 law.
Prof. Paul Schubert
Secrétaire général de la FIEC
7, rue des Beaux-Arts
2000 NEUCHATEL (Switzerland)
The International Federation of Associations of Classical Studies (FIEC) is an umbrella organization that covers most associations of classical studies of national importance around the world. Its aim is to foster cooperation among classical scholars by disseminating information among affiliated associations, enabling direct contact between Delegates, informing governmental authorities on the importance of classical studies. It also contributes to the support of classical studies on all continents, and more generally takes any apropriate action that will help to sustain classical studies at an international level.
Every five years, FIEC holds an International Congress which gathers scholars from all parts of the world and from all sub-fields of classical studies ; this is coupled with a General Assembly of Delegates ; another General Assembly of Delegates is held once between congresses.
University of Lausanne
Géopolis, CH-1015 Lausanne
+41 (0)21 692 37 47
FORS is the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences. We implement large-scale national and international surveys, offer data and research information services to researchers and academic institutions, and conduct methodological and thematic research. FORS is financed by the Federal Government (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI), by contributions from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and by the University of Lausanne.
Our strategic priorities are the following:
- Data and consulting services for social science researchers and research institutions in Switzerland
This includes data collections as part of the national and international social science infrastructure and services on a mandate basis supporting the entire data life cycle of social science projects in Switzerland.
- Providing tools for the national and international information infrastructure
We acquire, document, preserve and disseminate high quality quantitative and qualitative data and research information in conformity with national and international standards.
- Doing research related to methodological and thematic research
Thanks to its own research activities, FORS is an integral part of the social science research community in Switzerland. To fulfil its key mission, FORS participates in academic research in two main fields: thematic and methodological research.
Dr Stefan Meysman, Coordinator Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35 (UFo, 2nd floor, room 004)
+32 9 331 02 28
In Belgium, Ghent University has been a pioneer in its strategy for quality enhancement and impact of SSH research since 2012. Supportive measures included a structural investment in interdisciplinary research consortia in the fields of culture & heritage, psychology, global studies, criminology and economics.
In 2018-2019, the university reinforced its efforts, leveraging these consortia towards even more ambitious interdisciplinary collaborations and societal impact. Next, UGent funded a university-wide roll-out of the initiative. There now exist ten competitively selected Interdisciplinary Consortia for Societal Impact (IDC), covering a wide variety of disciplines in SSH and STEMM, and breaking down traditional barriers inside academia as well as with stakeholders.
Chair of HERA Network Board
Prof. Wojciech Sowa
Senior executive officer
HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area – is a network of 26 Humanities Research Funders from 25 countries across Europe. The network’s mission is to promote and support European arts and humanities research through research funding, collaboration and advocacy.
HERA is committed to the view that historical, cultural, artistic and philosophical knowledge is indispensable for understanding humanity’s past, for dealing with the key societal challenges of the present, and for imagining possible futures. HERA supports the methods of reflective critique, transnational collaboration and interdisciplinarity and is dedicated to building relationships among humanities researchers across Europe and enabling the widespread sharing of knowledge and expertise.
HERA is also committed to bringing arts and humanities research into productive dialogue with policymakers, industry and the wider public. With the objective of firmly establishing the humanities in the European Research Area and in the European Commission Framework Programmes, HERA, with co-funding from the European Commission, has developed and implemented four rounds of transnational humanities calls for proposals to date.
Chair: Professor Eugene McNulty
Director: Dr Mel Farrell
Royal Irish Academy
19 Dawson Street
Tel: 00 353 (0) 1 609 0666 (direct line)
The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA) was formed in September 2013. It is a joint initiative of Humanities researchers within eleven higher education and research institutions, including all of the universities, North and South, Dublin Institute of Technology and the Royal Irish Academy.
The Alliance is working to generate public awareness of the importance of humanities teaching and research in higher education and society at large. It is concerned also to inform and shape public policy in both jurisdictions and in the EU.
The Alliance has established working groups to address the main areas of strategy which impinge on the roles of the humanities in education and research today. Through these it will aim to engage productively with policymakers and funders in the wider interests of the university systems in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS – Instituto de Ciências Sociais) is a graduate school and research unit of the University of Lisbon. Its mission is based on a unique combination of top-quality fundamental research, advanced training and societal outreach via policy-relevant science and dissemination. This is achieved through support to ground-breaking, curiosity-driven projects and plural, robust theoretical and methodological approaches; a collaborative work environment, sustained by 7 Research Groups and their networks and partnerships; a commitment to post-graduate teaching and research training of young scholars in the main fields of the social sciences and history; reliable infrastructural drivers that strengthen the institutional capacity for original knowledge production and consistent societal impact; a commitment to science-society dialogue, knowledge transfer and a strong relationship between research and policy development.
The backbone of the research agenda - Changing Societies, Legacies and Challenges - is critical thinking on the conditions that shape contemporary societies and their processes of change, which result from both short-term external shocks and longstanding inner structural dynamics. Research expands across 3 intertwined thematic axes – Inclusion, Citizenship, Sustainability – which underpin ICS’ interdisciplinary agenda.
Graduate School of Business and Economics
M +31 6 38 31 22 76
T +31 43 388 28 79
Maastricht University is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 18,000 students and 4,400 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.
Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.
Within Horizon 2020, there are so-called National Contact Points (NCPs) – dedicated research consulting bureaus – which provide support and guidance in preparing proposals and project realisation. The EU funded project “Net4Society” is the international network of National Contact Points for Societal Challenge 6, “Europe in a changing world: Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”.
The main goal of Net4Society is both to improve the quality of consulting and to support researchers in submitting successful proposals in this funding area as well as to increase the visibility of SSH research. National Contact Points are available to applicants in all EU member states and many other countries. They provide individual guidance and support in the application for European research funding for free.
Net4Society was originally founded in 2008 during the 7th European Research Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) as the network of National Contact Points for Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (SSH). Since 2008, Net4Society has been increasing the quality of consulting in the field of social sciences and humanities and currently for SC6, through capacity building and networking measures. Currently, over 80 NCPs in 59 countries in Europe and beyond are part of the network.
T: +33 (0)1 49 54 21 49
At the RFIEA Foundation
190 avenue de France
75013 Paris - FRANCE
The Network brings together 25 Institutes for Advanced Study across Europe. It was created in 2004 to stimulate a dialogue on IAS practices and possible forms of cooperation. Within the whole network, more than 500 researchers are hosted every year for up to one full academic year.
NetIAS members share the objective of creating international and multidisciplinary learning communities. This openness and the freedom the fellows enjoy for their researches serve to promote scientific and intellectual exchanges. The fellows are released from their usual teaching and research obligations and pursue their project in a privileged environment, that stimulates reflexion and innovation. IAS tend to break from the intellectual routines, thus fostering the emergence of new perspectives, approaches and paradigms.
While sharing a common vision concerning the freedom of research, and representing an alternative to the national institutions of higher education and research, the IAS offer a considerable diversity in terms of fellowship conditions: individual or collective fellowships; invitations or open calls for applications; one academic year residencies or shorter periods. Furthermore, their scientific policies are characterized by different thematic or geographical orientations, a diverse openness to natural and hard sciences, or a special commitment to promoting early career researchers.
Dean, Faculty Social and Educational Sciencesmarit.email@example.com
NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik.
NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.
NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainability, energy, oceans, and health.
Main contact point
Our educational mission is to provide higher education based on research, and to educate youth to serve society and humanity. The overall aim is to further improve the quantitative and qualitative results and impact of education.
Dr. Mimi Urbanc
Namestnica direktorja / Deputy Director
Novi trg 2, 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenija
T: +386 1 470 63 54
The Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts is the leading Slovenian research institution. It has a multidisciplinary character; in addition to the humanities, its spheres of research also cover the natural and social sciences. It consists of 18 research institutes throughout the country and has more than 350 employees, roughly 300 of whom are researchers.
ZRC SAZU conducts basic research across a range of fields, included natural, earth, and spatial sciences (palaeontology, geology, biology, zoology, botany, karst sciences, geomorphology, natural risks, hydrology, climatology, environmental protection, earth observation, and geographical information systems), and the social sciences and humanities (demography, sociomedicine, anthropology, geography, philosophy, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, musicology, ethnology, linguistics, digital humanities, literary studies, archaeology, history, cultural history, art history, and dialectology.
ZRC SAZU has its own publishing house and bookstore. The ZRC Publishing House publishes more than 50 book series ranging from the strictly scientific to works of general interest and nonfiction, and many scientific journals.
Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Beat Immenhauser
Haus der Akademien
Phone: +41 (0)31 306 92 50
The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS) is the umbrella organization of 61 learned societies. Whether in literature or theology, in communication sciences or in political sciences, its member societies represent a whole variety of disciplines. In total, no fewer than 30,000 people are members of a learned society associated with the SAHS, making it the largest network in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.
Research promotion, international cooperation and the promotion of young academics – these have been the main concerns of the SAHS since its foundation in 1946. As an institution of research funding recognised by the Federal Confederation, the Academy is currently involved in four central thematic areas:
The SAHS serves as a platform for the realisation of joint projects and for the dissemination of research results within the scientific community. Its role as a "mediator" between the disciplines is also of great importance.
Promotion of the humanities and social sciences
The SAHS allocates a large part of its budget to the promotion of activities in the humanities and social sciences in our country. As far as possible, it pursues a funding policy that focuses on the promotion of young academics in research.
The SAHS regularly organizes public conferences and panel discussions on current topics. It thus emphasizes the contribution of its disciplines to the analysis of important social challenges and promotes dialogue with politics and business.
Infrastructures in the humanities and social sciences
The SAHS is responsible for various long-term projects. These provide an important research infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences and make a substantial contribution to the preservation, communication and development of Switzerland's collective memory.
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
The SAHS is a member of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences network the sciences regionally, nationally and internationally. They are particularly active in the fields of foresight, ethics and advocate dialogue between science and society.