Overview of swafs implementation in horizon 2020

AuthorDelaney, Niamh; Tornasi, Zeno; Warin, Colombe
1.1. Evaluation process
Since the start of Horizon 2020, SwafS has organised calls for proposal on an annual
As indicated in the introduction, the underlying objective of all these calls is to build
effective co-operation between science and society; F oster the recruitment of new talent
for science; Pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsi bility17.
The Horizon 2020 specific programme18 outlines eight activity lin es for SwafS:
Attractiveness of scientific careers;
Gender equality;
Integration of citizens’ interests and values in research and innovation (R&I);
Formal and informal science education;
Accessibility and use of research results;
Governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation and
promotion of an ethics framework for research and innovation;
Anticipation of potential environmental, health and safety impacts;
Improved knowledge on science communication
For the SwafS WP 2014-2015, four sepa rate calls for proposal were organised each y ear,
with a common call deadline, and focused on:
Making science education and careers attractive for young people (SEAC);
Promoting gender equality in research and innovation (GERI);
Integrating society in science and innovation (ISSI);
Developing governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation
As of 2016, the structure of the SwafS work programme moved from four di stinct calls to
individual topics under a singl e call. Under this new approach, the S wafS WP 2016-2017,
focused on the following main orientations:
Institutional Change to Support Responsible Research and Innovation in Research
Performing and Funding Organisations
Embedding Responsible Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 Resea rch &
Strengthening the Science with and for Society Knowledge-Base
Developing Inclusive, Anticipatory Governance for Research & Innovation
The SwafS WP 2018-2020 focused on the following five strategic orientations:
Accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change;
Accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change;
Stepping up the support to Gender Equality in Research & Innovation policy;
Building the territorial dimension of SwafS partnerships;
Exploring and supporting citizen science, and
Building the knowledge base for SwafS.
Table 2: SwafS proposals data in Horizon 2020shows the number of proposals
submitted, evaluated and funded as well as the corresponding EC grant amount and the
17 Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon 2020
18 See supra note 17

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