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SEiSMiC, Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual learning in Cities

Objective

The European Research Area is targeting efforts in research and innovation on the
current challenges faced by society. These challenges are complex, multidimensional and require the engagement of different actors alongside researchers, particularly relating to integrated and sustainable urban development.

In an effort to bridge the gap between the scientific community and society, SEiSMiC (Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual learning in Cities) aims to create a structured dialogue and mutual learning with citizens and urban actors by setting up National Networks (and expanding on existing networks where possible) in 10 countries across Europe. These networks will specifically include urban stakeholders from civil society, business, NGOs, youth, media, musea but also from research and policy). On the European level, an Advisory Group (with EU-wide urban stakeholder organisations) and an Observer Group (with JPI Urban Europe and European Parliament representatives) will also be established.

The objectives of SEiSMiC as Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action Plan are threefold. Firstly it aims to mobilise a wide range of urban stakeholders at the local level with a view to, secondly, feed the experiences and challenges of social innovation at local level into the European urban research agenda and to enhance the social dimension of the strategic research agenda of JPI Urban Europe. Thirdly, it will diffuse the initiatives, projects and results of JPI Urban Europe (and other European programmes) to all urban actors at local, regional, national and European level.

It is expected that by means of this multi-level, multi-actor, integrated and inclusive approach, research activities can be increased, new concepts and solutions will be more targeted and accepted, social innovation with the social context is strengthened, and commonalities and differences in European needs, awareness and solutions in the urban field can be identified.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 708 012,24
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)

Participants (12)

STICHTING PLATFORM31
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 446 423,36
Address
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Koos Van Dijken (Mr.)
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 254 924,96
Address
Ady Endre Ut 9-11
2000 Szentendre
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Greg Spencer (Mr.)
EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 927,69
Address
Square De Meeus 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Guri (Mrs.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 148 021,12
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tüzin Baycan (Prof.)
IQ SAMHALLSBYGGNAD AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 177 395,96
Address
Drottninggatan 33 2Tr
111 51 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katarina Schylberg (Mrs.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 119 488,81
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cecilia örnroth (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 116 814,58
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Selma Muhic (Dr.)
CITTALIA-FONDAZIONE DELL'ANCI SULLEPOLITICHE SOCIALI PER L'ACCOGLIENZA, L'INTEGRAZIONE E LA CITTADINANZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 141 246,02
Address
Via Dei Prefetti 46
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Guazzo
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 445,62
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Ubachs (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR STRATEGY & EVALUATION SERVICES LLP*CSES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 269 747
Address
Coombe Road 17 Westering House
TN14 7RJ Otford Sevenoaks
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jack Malan (Mr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 207 476,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Jansen
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY (ECWT) FORENING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 48 193,47
Address
Oscar Gate 27
0352 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Raftopoulos