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National Contact Points (NCPs) Network of Societal Challenge 6 'Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies' (SC6)

Project description

Promoting social sciences and humanities research as a resource for Europe

Net4Society, an international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Horizon Europe’s Societal Challenge 6, seeks to support NCPs in boosting the visibility of social sciences and humanities research and their impact on society, as well as topics funded under Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 6 funding area. EU-funded Net4Society5 will further develop the network that currently comprises 90 NCPs from over 55 countries inside and outside Europe. Through a suite of tailored activities and services, such as trainings, info days, and factsheets, the project helps ensure that all NCPs acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide informed advice to potential Horizon 2020 applicants. Furthermore, Net4Society5 supports researchers directly, through the organisation of brokerage events and proposal check events.


Net4Society5 will be the transnational network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Societal Challenge 6 (SC6) “Inclusive, innovative, and reflective societies” in Horizon 2020. NCPs are set up to guide researchers in their quest for securing EU funding. Net4Society5 will further develop the current Net4Society network of SC6 NCPs (former NCPs for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities), which was first established in 2008 and includes currently around 90 SC6 NCPs from over 55 countries in Europe and beyond.
Net4Society5 will ensure that all SC6 NCPs have the relevant knowledge and skills for their work and can offer professional, high-quality and tailor-made services to applicants. All nominated SC6 NCPs (also non-beneficiaries) will continue to have access to information and capacity building tools such as workshops, SC6 NCP Info sessions, trainings, webinars, factsheets or newsletters.
Net4Society5 foresees targeted activities to support applicants in SC6, with a special focus on those countries that have been participating at low levels in the programme up to now. The project will facilitate interdisciplinary and international consortium building through the organisation of brokerage events, through a sector specific partner search service and through a research directory of SC6 key players. In addition, Net4Society5 will organise a regional Info day and proposal check event in a country that has been participating at low level in the programme up to now.
To support the successful integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in all parts of Horizon 2020, Net4Society5 will publish success stories and factsheets on “SSH integration”, as well as a document listing funding opportunities for SSH in all of Horizon 2020.
Various promotional activities enhancing the visibility of Net4Society5 services and the SC6 in Horizon 2020 will underline these efforts.


Net EU contribution
€ 227 412,50
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 227 412,50

Participants (15)