At the request of @ireinga, here is a recap of a meeting @anique.yael, @marina and I held earlier this week. It was meant to go through the Horizon 2020 calls we had been considering, and decide which ones to discard (as the early ideas have not developed enough, or our prospects look poor) and which to go for. Here’s what is still in the game:
- SU-GOVERNANCE-10-2019: Drivers and contexts of violent extremism in the broader MENA region and the Balkans. Codename EMIC. We have a great partner (OICD at U Oxford) and a strong idea (concept note). We need help in putting together a consortium, and that starts with finding a credible, experienced lead partner who already won projects under GOVERNANCE. Marina is on it, but
- TRANSFORMATION-17-2019: Societal challenges and the arts. Conceptually led by the Culture Crew, specifically @noemi. To be done in partnership with ArtShare, who will assemble a consortium.
- DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-11-2019: Collaborative approaches to cultural heritage for social cohesion. Here we do not quite have an idea to push. However, the theme is dear to people like @bob and Marina: the strategy is to “put ourselves out there”, if someone wants us in a consortium we will consider it, but we are not actively puching at this time.
- DT-GOVERNANCE-13-2019: Digitisation, Digital Single Market and European culture: new challenges for creativity, intellectual property rights and copyright. This is the most advanced, and we are starting to negotiate the budget. Led by Erasmus U in Rotterdam.
- SwafS-17: Consolidating and expanding the knowledge base on citizen science. Codename The Alchemists. We have a strong idea and a strong consortium, so we are going ahead. Unfortunately, this is a badly funded topic, so our prospects are not brilliant. We want to re-use most of the work and some of the partners to apply also for SwafS-20: Building the SwafS knowledge base.
UPDATE We have received a proposal to get involved also in SwafS-19: Taking stock and re-examining the role of science communication. It is an unusual project, where the idea is to launch a subscription service on news about space. Anyone has any thoughts?
Anybody wants to help, let us know.