The purpose of the conference is to bring valuation and impact contributions of SSH research to transformative, mission- and challenges-oriented national and European research and innovation agendas to the forefront, to openly reflect and structurally discuss the topic in order to make it visible, debatable, verifiable and usable!

The conference will in particular focus on two aspects:

  • SSH-contribution to ‘Horizon Europe‘ (Day 1), the next European research framework programme and
  • Impact of SSH research (Day 2).

Programme of the day 1 (28 November 2018)

The first day of the conference emphasises the public value of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and their contributions to the next European research framework programme ‘Horizon Europe’ (2021-2027). ‘Horizon Europe’ will be organised in three pillars: Open Science, Global Challenges and Open Innovation.

The conference will focus on Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe: ‘Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness’ and how SSH can contribute to it. The Global Challenges-Pillar is structured along five thematic clusters. These five thematic clusters will also serve as structure for parallel sessions on “Health”, “Inclusive and Secure Society”, “Digital and Industry”, “Climate, Energy and Mobility” and “Food and natural resources”. The parallel session on the SSH-intensive Cluster “Inclusive and Secure Society” will focus entirely on the “Secure”-aspect. A separate plenary session will afterwards focus on the “Inclusive”-aspect. During the day the SSH-research community will discuss, show and explain how SSH will contribute to these five clusters and how SSH makes research in these areas more beneficial to society.

The conference takes initiative and creates first-mover advantage to shape the involvement of SSH in the five clusters.

Programme of the day 2 (29 November 2018)

The second day of the conference will see inspiring discussions on how SSH-contributions to transformative research agendas can be operationalised in day-to-day-activities of individual researchers, institutions and policy makers and how impact of SSH research can be conceived, supported and assessed.

The Thematic Paper Sessions will show diverse and innovative research and policy examples in three sections:

  • Identify valuation pathways and impact generating processes within SSH and arts-based research as well as within inter- and trans-disciplinary research.
  • Learn from structures, instruments and policies which are beneficial for an impact-orientation of SSH research at project-level, institutional level, and R&I policy-making level.
  • Make a contribution to tracing and assessing the use and impact of R&D activities from the field of SSH and arts-based research.

A pdf version of the programme is available here.

Programme overview – Wednesday, November 28, 2018:

as of 08:00 Registration

Austrian Presidency RTI Trailer*

09:00-09:15 Welcome address by Council Presidency:

Heinz FASSMANN, Federal Minister, BMBWF – Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Main room K
09:15-09:30 Welcome address and key-note by European Commission:

Jean-Eric PAQUET, Director General, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

Main room K
09:30-09:45 Welcome address by the Conference Organisers:

Ulrike FELT, Vice-Chair Scientific Committee, UNI VIE – University of Vienna
Klaus SCHUCH, Conference Coordinator, ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation

Main room K
09:45-10:15 Key note 1: The public value of SSH

John BREWER, Queen’s University, Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Main room K
10:15-11:00 Panel 1: Impact re-loaded: How to valuate SSH in the context of societal transformation

Moderator: Katja MAYER, ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation

Panellists:

  • John BREWER, Queen’s University, Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
  • Jean-Eric PAQUET, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Yves GINGRAS, OST – Observatory of Science and Technology
  • Sarah de RIJCKE, LEI – Leiden University, CWTS – Centre for Science and Technology Studies
  • Jolanta ŠINKŪNIENĖ, Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, Institute of English, Romance and Classical Studies
Main room K
11:00-11:45 Coffee break Foyer K
11:45-13:15 5 parallel sessions on Horizon Europe

Contributions of SSH to Clusters:

(1) “Health”

  • Chair: Milena ŽIC–FUCHS, UNIZG – University of Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Academia Europaea
  • Rosanna D’AMARIO, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Horst KRÄMER, EC – European Commission, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Smart Mobility & Living
  • Jarosław WALIGÓRA, EC – European Commission, DG for Health and Food Safety

(2) “Food and natural resources”

  • Chair: Carina Keskitalo, Umeå University
  • Davide AMATO, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

(3) “Digital and Industry”

  • Chair: Evelyn RUPPERT, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Nicholas DELIYANAKIS, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

(4) “Climate, Energy and Mobility”

  • Chair: Poul HOLM, Trinity College Dublin
  • Gerd SCHÖNWALDER, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

(5) “Inclusive and Secure Society” – focus “Secure Society”

  • Chair: Andrea PETÖ, CEU– Central European University
  • Anabela GAGO, EC – European Commission, DG Migration and Home Affairs
 

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13:15-14:15 Lunch break Hall X2
14:15-15.15 Horizon Europe

Contributions of SSH to the topic “Inclusive and Secure Society” – focus “Inclusive Society”

  • Chair: Alice DIJKSTRA, NWO – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • Harald HARTUNG, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
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15:15-15:45 Key note 2: The role of the Humanities in an innovative, sustainable, and responsible society

Ineke SLUITER, KNAW – Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, LEI – Leiden University

 

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15:45-16:15 Award of the best poster and the best video

Klaus SCHUCH, ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation

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16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-17:45 4 parallel activities and sessions

  1. A guided walk through the posters
  2. The role of private funding in science policy today. A dialogue with European Foundations (Hosted by EASSH)
  3. SSH impact pathways to business – the example of Artificial Intelligence: the ultimate challenge for science, business and society (Hosted by Science Business)
  4. Vademecum Workshop
 

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18:00-21:30 Bus transfer to the town hall (Rathaus) of Vienna

Dinner at the restaurant “Rathauskeller” (located in the town hall; only for attending participants who also registered for the dinner)

Town hall

Moderator:
Elke DALL, ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation

* The short film was produced by the agency GGK Mullenlowe, commissioned by and in cooperation with the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) and the FFG’s contracting authorities for supporting Austria’s performance in Horizon 2020.
In the fully accessible version of the trailer, an avatar translates the information into sign language. This version of the film was supplied by “SignTime”, an Austrian enterprise which developed the avatar using national funds (FFG base funding) and, building on this, a project in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”.

 

Programme overview – Thursday, November 29, 2018:

as of 08:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Key note 3: Brokers and boundary-spanners: social sciences in the new research landscape

James WILSDON, UOS – University of Sheffield

Main room K
09:30-10:45 5 parallel paper sessions

  1. Valuation pathways of SSH – drivers, barriers, successes and failures (Part 1)
  2. Policies and support structures for SSH valuation and impact generation (Part 1)
  3. Taxonomies of SSH impact contributions, assessment and measurement of SSH research (Part 1)
  4. Perspectives on SSH Research at European Level
  5. Thematic Valuation Cases
 

Breakout room G1

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10:45-11:15 Coffee break Foyer K
11:15-12:30 Continuation of 3 parallel  paper sessions

  1. Valuation pathways of SSH – drivers, barriers, successes and failures (Part 2)
  2. Policies and support structures for SSH valuation and impact generation (Part 2)
  3. Taxonomies of SSH impact contributions, assessment and measurement of SSH research (Part 2)

2 parallel paper sessions

  1. Organisational Strategies for Institutional Impact
  2. Impact lessons from the regional and national level
 

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12:30-13:30 Lunch break Hall X2
13:30-14:30 Panel 2: Which policies and instruments are needed to facilitate impacts of SSH in transformative science approaches? 

Moderator: Matthias REITER-PÁZMÁNDY, BMBWF – Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Panellists:

  • Carina KESKITALO, Umeå University
  • Kirsten LANGKILDE, FHNW – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design
  • James WILSDON, UOS – University of Sheffield
  • Corinna AMTING, Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies
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14:30-15:45 4 parallel Working Groups (WG)

  1. WG on valuation pathways
  2. WG on building strong knowledge exchange ecosystems to stimulate SSH valorisation (Hosted by ENRESSH) (Policies and support structures for SSH valuation and impact)
  3. WG on assessment and measurement of SSH research
  4. ACCOMPLISSH Workshop: “De-dramatising societal impact: the nuts and bolts of co-creation and impact”
 

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15:45-16:15 Coffee break Foyer K
16:15-16:45 Take-away messages from the parallel workshops Main room K
16:45-17:45 Panel 3: How to make better use of SSH in Horizon Europe?

Moderator: Thomas KÖNIG, IHS – Institute for Advanced Studies

Panellists:

  • Harald HARTUNG, EC – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Jürgen HOWALDT, TU Dortmund University, Social Research Centre
  • Angela LIBERATORE, ERCEA – European Research Council Executive Agency
  • Tereza STÖCKELOVA, CAS – Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Harald LEITENMÜLLER, Microsoft Austria
  • N.N. – free chair to include ad hoc contributions from the audience;
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17:45-18:00 Farewell
Matthias REITER-PÁZMÁNDY,  BMBWF – Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
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Moderators:
Elke DALL, ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation
Matthias REITER-PÁZMÁNDY, BMBWF – Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research