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21 Jul 2014

EC launches public consultation on "Science with and for Society" Work Programme

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation on the potential priorities for the Horizon 2020 "Science with and for Society" Work Programme for 2016-2017.

Part V of Horizon 2020 "Science with and for Society" has as its objective "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 consultation aims at collecting views and contributions from citizens and organisations. The Commission is looking in particular for contributions from research institutions, civil society organisations, business, policy makers, higher education institutions, science museums, science shops, scientific centres of excellence, local public authorities, cities of scientific culture, innovators and entrepreneurs.a broad constituency.

These contributions will complement the opinion provided by an External Advisory Group of high-level experts set up by the Commission according to article 12 of Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 establishing Horizon 2020. The present consultation is structured around a set of questions, which take into account the policy thrust and general framework set by Europe 2020, Innovation Union and the European Research Area, and builds upon the Science with and for Society part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015.

Participation in this consultation is possible by submitting an on-line questionnaire by 12 October 2014 at the latest.

For more information and participation in the consultation please go to the European Commission's website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/swafs/consultation_en.htm.

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