Each year, following the release of the updated Societal Challenge 6 (SC6) work programme, the SC6 National Contact Point (NCP) hosts information events discussing the upcoming opportunities available.

These information events usually centre around the “Societal Challenge 6: Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” work programme, but also contain discussion of the wider opportunities available for social sciences, arts and humanities researchers across Horizon 2020.

Typically the updated work programme is released in summer and the information events are held in winter of the same year. SC6 topics (funding opportunities) usually open in November of the year the work programme update is published, and close in March of the following year.

Upcoming events

A number of webinars, as well as an in-person information day, hosted by the UK SC6 NCP in late 2019/early 2020 containing information on upcoming 2020 topics.

December event

An in-person information day focussed on the upcoming 2020 Societal Challenge 6 topics will be held on Thursday 5 December 2020, hosted by King’s College London.

This will include presentations from successful H2020 grant holders, an H2020 evaluator and the opportunity for Q&A with the Legal and Financial NCP as well as a presentation on EU Exit.

Please register on Eventbrite as soon as possible to reserve your place – limited spaces available!

Updates will be included here and via the SSH mailing list (email Challenge6NCP@esrc.ukri.org to be added to the mailing list).

January events

There will be two more in-depth webinars in January 2020. These will cover the background and political drivers to the Societal Challenge 6 2020 topics as well as include presentations from successful Horizon 2020 grant holders and information around EU Exit. Updates will be included here and via the SSH mailing list (email Challenge6NCP@esrc.ukri.org to be added to the mailing list).

Past events

2020 topics

The most recent webinar, held in October, summarised the upcoming 2020 Societal Challenge 6 topics, opportunities for SSH researchers outside of Societal Challenge 6, information on the UK government’s H2020 underwrite and included a presentation from a previous H2020 evaluator about their experiences and recommendations for applicants.

2019 topics

Previous events around 2019 topics were held in January 2019. You can find the presentation slides and webinar videos below. Please note, that some content may be out of date – if you wish to clarify any details please contact Challenge6NCP@esrc.ukri.org.