Net4Society coordination office
German Aerospace Center - Project Management Agency
Nina Braun, Project Coordinator
Within Horizon Europe, 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 Cluster 2, “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society”.
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.
President of the Network Nadia Al-Bagdadi
office: Agnes Bendik
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 Sciences
Prof. Jesper Aagaard Petersen
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.
The Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA) was established in 2019 to give a public and collective voice to the arts and humanities in the context of Higher Education.
Scotland has a rich arts and humanities heritage and an impressive history of arts and humanities education. We believe that the arts and humanities are a public good with a central role to play in meeting the challenges of contemporary society.
SAHA is uniquely positioned to give voice to the value and diversity of Arts and Humanities education in Scotland and to foster further collaboration across and beyond institutions in order to provide a coherent perspective on the challenges facing Scottish society.
SAHA works in the context of SHAPE, STEAM and internationally with partners in the Irish, European and North American Humanities alliances. The Alliance aims to enhance public and governmental understanding of the intellectual, creative and social, as well as economic, contribution of the arts and humanities to the well-being and advancement of Scottish society.
The Alliance has the following remit:
- To be a united, public voice on matters relating to the arts and humanities in Scotland.
- To advocate for the arts and humanities, enhancing understanding of their intellectual, creative, and social as well as economic, contribution to the wellbeing and advancement of Scottish society.
- To influence government policy on current higher educational issues relating to the arts and humanities, giving a Scottish perspective, but also speaking to wider debates.
- To create, foster and enhance links and partnerships between scholars and local communities and communities of practice.
- To disseminate its work in the media, in government and within the education sector.
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.
Ms Lan Murdoch
Corporate Communications Manager
Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis is a business that is centred on creating, serving and sustaining diverse expert communities of researchers and other knowledge makers to maximise the contribution and impact of their work.
As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, and our brands include Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, F1000 and Dovepress.
Program Manager MindLabs
Established in 1927 as Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool (Roman Catholic Business School), we have now, nearly a century later, grown into a thriving, medium-sized, multi-disciplinary university oriented towards the humanities and social sciences.
We are alert and responding to challenges posed by a world in a state of flux. We educate our students to become the leaders of the future: engaged academics who are of significance to society and reflect on their role in it. We are a safe and inclusive community where our students and staff recognize and value each other.
As education, research, and our environment connect, knowledge grows and evolves. Four core values inspire us on our journey to our first centennial: Curious, Caring, Connected, and Courageous.
At Tilburg University, we seek to study and understand society and in this way we contribute to solving complex societal issues. That is what drives us. And we achieve it through state-of-the-art knowledge in the disciplines of economics, business studies, and entrepreneurship, the social and behavioral sciences, law and public governance, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology.
Curious to learn more about our strategy?
Diego Garrocho Salcedo
Vice Dean for International Relations at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (UAM)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is a public institution for higher education, whose aim is the transfer of knowledge to society through research, as well as teaching and learning. It is defined by its commitment to innovation and social involvement, in collaboration with other universities and institutions.
UAM aims to consolidate its international recognition as a sustainable and comprehensive public university, both a leader in Latin America and outstanding in Europe, thanks to the quality of its research, its training excellence and innovation.
Professor Chris Williams BA (Oxon) PhD (Wales) FRHistS FLSW,
Head of College,
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences,
University College Cork,
Republic of Ireland
+353 (0)21 4902711
From 1850, QCC was part of the Queen's University of Ireland and, from the 1880s, of the Royal University of Ireland. QCC grew during that that time, adding land and buildings, increasing student numbers and developing deep links throughout Munster and into the world beyond. By the beginning the twentieth century however, it was clear that higher education in Ireland required a new arrangement to permit the next stages of development. That change came in 1908 through the National University of Ireland (NUI), of which the former QCC, now University College Cork (UCC) is a founding member. Since 1908, UCC has grown - from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. Since 1997, we have become a university in our own right within the NUI, but we retain the UCC name as part of our heritage of learning since 1845.
We’re an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Our beautiful university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849. We now have a student population of over 21,000.
The University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) was established in 1993 and is the overarching national organisation which represents the interests of modern languages, linguistics and cultural and area studies in higher education throughout the United Kingdom, and works with corresponding bodies in other countries.
In addition to promoting education and research in languages, linguistics and area studies, our work also includes lobbying policy makers and actively encouraging increased take-up of modern language study through the Routes into Languages network. Our members include UK higher education institutions involved in language teaching and research, and subject associations in the relevant disciplines.
Vice-President for Research
University of Bergen
The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. UiB is the most cited university in Norway.
There are seven faculties at UiB and there are a total of 16 900 students at the university. Around 1 880 of these are international students. We employ 3 600 staff. PhD candidates are paid employees of staff, making the doctoral degree at UiB particularly attractive for rising talent. About one in three graduating doctors are from outside Norway.
Tutkimusrahoituksen koordinaattori/Research Funding Coordinator
Itä-Suomen yliopisto/University of Eastern Finland
Filosofinen tiedekunta/Philosophical Faculty
PL 111, 80101 JOENSUU
Käyntiosoite: Yliopistokatu 7, Borealis, 1. krs., huone 104
Ph. 050 341 0892/ +firstname.lastname@example.org
Building a responsible and sustainable future, the University of Eastern Finland seeks to solve global challenges through multidisciplinary research and through education that meets working life needs.
The university’s strategy, entitled Interdisciplinary Solutions, defines four profile areas in research: Ageing, lifestyles and health; Learning in a digitised society; Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders; and Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources”.
Tel: +39 0733 258 2698
Full professor of Applied Economics
Department of Law
University of Macerata
The University of Macerata (UniMC) was founded in 1290 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Over the years thousands of UniMc graduates have become distinguished professionals, entrepreneurs, leading public figures, educators, researchers: without any doubt, a bit of Italian, European and international history has been built by the alumni of UniMC.
This glorious past is projected into the future and UniMc is strongly committed to innovation both in teaching and research: the focus on the humanities and social sciences is UniMC’s main strength, and “innovating through the humanities” is its motto. Those interested in Law, Political Science and International Relations, Economics and Business, Education, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Communication, Languages, Philosophy, and History, can find at UniMc a perfect place!
The University mission consists of:
- increasing the value of a more than seven-century-long history dedicated to the merit and the quality of all the students, researchers, professors and technical-administrative staff;
- planning our choices with commitment and intelligence;
- improving and promoting the results of research into the excellence areas;
- expanding our international network to support the local development.