Proposed Sessions

An Integrated European Research Programme – Opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers in future EU research projects

Affiliation: EU-PolarNet / Arctic Centre University of Groningen | Country: Netherlands | Organizer(s): Annette Scheepstra, Justiina Dahl, Gertrude Saxinger, Tina Schoolmeester, Peter Schweitzer

"EU-PolarNet has been tasked in 2015 by the European Commission to co-design an integrated European Polar Research Programme (EPRP) with all relevant polar stakeholders. Over the past five years, the consortium has therefore reached out to a wide range of stakeholders through dedicated stakeholder workshops, a Town Hall event, interactive breakout sessions, side events and an online questionnaire and a survey. This has resulted in an EPRP based on the societal challenges and needs, which have been identified through these events and the survey. In this session we would like to present this EPRP. We will especially focus on the opportunities the EPRP will offer SSH researchers. The session will also give some general information about how calls for EU projects within Horizon Europe are normally set up, advise how to set up a consortium and a proposal and how European researchers can cooperate with researchers from non-European countries in these proposals."

Co-creation of knowledge and co-design in Arctic research projects: re-thinking calls, seed money and evaluation criteria of funding organisations

Affiliation: EU-PolarNet / Arctic Centre University of Groningen | Country: Netherlands | Organizer(s): Renuka Badhe, Brigt Dale, Nina Döring, Kirsi Latola, Amanda Lynch, Merete Omma, Andrey Petrov, Gertrude Saxinger, Annette Scheepstra

Equity-based research collaboration between Indigenous rights holders and Arctic researchers from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities has been intensely debated. As a result, ethics and research principles have been developed, but extensive implementation is still lacking. Funding organisations play a crucial role in steering Arctic research into an inclusive direction through setting the terms for the implementation of co-creation and co-design principles in Arctic research. This session aims to discuss how funding agencies can better support the co-creation of Arctic research projects by asking these questions: How can formulation of calls foster co-creation? What are suitable criteria for evaluating this approach in applications? Do we need specific means to support this process, e.g. providing seed-funding for jointly designed applications? This session invites funding organisations, evaluators, Indigenous rights holders and researchers to discuss feasible models for fostering co-creation of knowledge in the Arctic.