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Network of Science with and for Society National Contact Points 2019-2020

Project description

Finding new ways to connect science with society

To build capacities and develop innovative ways of connecting science and society, the aim of the European Union’s Science with and for Society programme in Horizon 2020 is to make science more attractive (notably to young people), increase society's appetite for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities. Ultimately, it will pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility. The EU-funded SiS.net 3 project will identify and share good practices among the programme’s national contact points (NCPs). It will organise joint activities for NCPs. Also, by ensuring a balance of experienced NCPs and newcomers, the project will build on existing knowledge and enhance skills and competences of all NCPs within the programme.

Objective

Science with and for Society has a vital role to play in bringing together a wide range of stakeholders in order to build capacities and develop innovative ways to connect science to society through Responsible Research and Innovation measures. This demands that the Science with and for Society National Contact Points (NCPs) are able to orientate in the wide area of policy behind the programme, its topics and research areas as well as in Horizon 2020 rules and regulations and in addition, they need to have extensive knowledge of the different groups of stakeholders, in order to be able to fulfil their job. The proposal focuses on identifying and sharing good practices and raising the standard of proposals by organising joint activities of NCPs. The consortium ensures a balance of experienced NCPs and newcomers in order to build on knowledge and enhance skills and competences of all NCPs within the programme. This will result in more consistent and improved NCP services which will enhance participation in Science with and for Society calls.

Coordinator

RANNSOKNAMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Net EU contribution
€ 224 937,50
Address
BORGARTUNI 30
105 Reykjavik
Iceland

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 224 937,50

Participants (16)