A public online consultation has been launched by the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation, on the strategy, scope, objectives, and expected impacts of the Horizon 2020 ‘Science with and for Society’ (SWAFS) Work Programme 2018-2020.
The objective of Part V of Horizon 2020 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 Commission expects to develop the content of Work Programme 2018-2020 during the fourth quarter of 2016 and first semester 2017, with adoption and publication of calls for proposals in the Autumn of 2017.
VPHi has a strong track record in securing in silico on this agenda, and we will engage through the Avicenna Alliance to respond to this consultation.
More information on this consultation, information on how to respond and background information on Horizon 2020 regulation and 'Science with and for Society' can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/swafs-wp2018-2020/consultation_en.htm