Science with and for Society funding

under Horizon 2020

The aim of the programme is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

The current work programme of the Science with and for Society programme covers calls related to 2016 and 2017. The work programme can be downloaded from the Horizon 2020 website here. Information about open calls in this link.

Science with and for Society programme in Horizon 2020

The Science with and for Society programme aims to stimulate a harmonious integration of scientific and technological endeavour and associated research policies in European society. It will encourage Europe wide reflection and debate on science and technology and their relation with society and culture. This action line is based on the rationale that the ability of European societies to develop themselves in a positive and sustainable way depends, to a large extent, on their capacity to create and exploit knowledge and to innovate.

Science with and for Society will be implemented through the following initiatives:

  • make scientific and technological careers attractive to young students, and foster sustainable interaction between schools, research institutions, industry and civil society organisations;
  • promote gender equality; 
  • integrate society in science and innovation issues, policies and activities in order to integrate citizens' interests and values; 
  • encourage citizens to engage in science through formal and informal science education, and promote the diffusion of science-based activities;
  • develop the accessibility and the use of the results of publicly-funded research;
  • develop the governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation by all stakeholders; 
  • improve knowledge on science communication in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of interactions between scientists, general media and the public.European Community activities;