The SSH CENTRE (Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence) project will engage directly with stakeholders across research, policy, and business (including citizens) to strengthen social innovation, SSH-STEM collaboration, transdisciplinary policy advice, inclusive engagement, and SSH communities across Europe, accelerating the EU’s transition to carbon neutrality. This project will directly address this challenge supporting cross-sectoral collaborations and empowerment of citizens and networks towards the development of socially innovative solutions for the EU’s climate transition.
SSH CENTRE is based in a range of activities related to Open Science, inclusivity, and diversity – especially with regards to Southern and Eastern Europe and different career stages – including: the development of novel SSH-STEM collaborations to facilitate the delivery of the EU Green Deal; SSH knowledge brokerage to support regions in transition; and the effective design of strategies for citizen engagement in EU R&I activities. Outputs include action-led agendas and building stakeholder synergies through regular Policy Insight events. This will be captured in a high-profile virtual SSH CENTRE generating and sharing best practice for SSH policy advice, overcoming fragmentation to accelerate the EU’s journey to a sustainable future.
The project brings together 13 leading organisations from across the EU, including: 3 universities, 4 research institutions, 2 stakeholder network organisations, as well as 4 R&I and communications SMEs. The partners bring world-leading expertise across SSH and STEM disciplines applied to climate, energy and mobility, covering neutrality, community-led initiatives, heating and cooling, circular economy and sufficiency, and digital technologies.
The research project is funded by the European Union, Horizon Europe
Duration: 01.09.2022 – 28.02.2026
Leader of the project: Acentoline Comunicacion Editora SL
Head of Hungarian research group: Viktor Varjú
Website of the project