Science for Society: Opportunities for Horizon Europe

The Guild and the Russell Group have the pleasure of inviting you to our joint event on SSH and Horizon Europe

How can research and innovation in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) help shape Europe's future? How will the proposed instruments of Horizon Europe strengthen research in SSH? Our panel of leaders from academia, the Commission and the Austrian Presidency will explore the ways in which the social sciences and humanities can set the context for Horizon Europe to achieve wider impact, reach out to citizens, help us understand the impact technologies have on our societies, and foster new levels of interdisciplinarity.


Introduction by Professor Vincent Blondel, Rector of the University of Louvain, Chair of the Guild


'Enhancing the Social Impact of Research: Making a Difference to Communities’

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, Chair of The Russell Group and Guild Board Member


‘Ensuring the Social and Cultural Value of Missions’

Professor Julia Black, Pro Director for Research, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


'Engaging Citizens in New Ways: Open Science, Citizen Science, and the Social Sciences and Humanities'

Professor Claire Warwick, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Durham University


'Influencing Policy’

Professor Åse Gornitzka, Vice-President, University of Oslo



Jean-David Malo, Director of Open Innovation and Open Science, European Commission - DG RTD

Mag. Barbara Weitgruber, Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy


A networking lunch will be offered before the panel discussion from 12:00 to 12:30.

Register here by 31 August to join the discussion!

We will share more details as the date approaches. If you have further questions please contact


Published Aug. 13, 2018 4:01 PM - Last modified Aug. 13, 2018 4:01 PM