GSS in H2020 and Beyond

Workshop in Brussels, December 11th and 12th, 2017

GRACeFUL, as well as its two sister projects DOLFINS and CIMPLEX in the FET Global Systems Science call, are inevitably nearing the end of their exciting three-year journey. And this calls for a special event. The lunch-to-lunch workshop “GSS in H2020 and beyond“ will take place on December 11th and 12th 2017, hosted by the EC in Brussels, and will consist of a scientific day and a more applied day. The three closing FET projects are joined by others like ODYCCEUS, EFFECT and CoEGSS.

The event aims at bringing together the stakeholders, target audience, interested third parties, and user groups as well as politicians and responsible persons of the European Commission. We thus encourage all interested parties and people, partners and institutions to show up in Brussels, to use the opportunity to talk to project partners and stakeholders, and to get a deeper inside into what FET in the domain of GSS has achieved in H2020, and what the possibilities for FP9 are in this respect.

Here you can find the agenda. The online registration is already closed, on-site registration is possible at noon on December 11th.

Looking forward to sharing experiences
Tom Creemers, Coordinator (UPC) and Peter Pharow, Dissemination Officer (Fraunhofer IDMT)

A word from the project officer

The Global Systems Science (GSS) is a new integrative science approach. The ambition is to improve the way scientific knowledge can help inform and evaluate policy and societal responses to global challenges like climate change, global financial crises, global pandemics, and growth of cities – urbanization and migration patterns. GSS should put to full use the abundance of data on social, economic, financial, technological, and ecological systems available today. GSS emphasizes systems thinking and the need to integrate/link data, models, and policies across all policy sectors with all societal actors. With the rising emphasis on mission oriented projects that should concretely address the major societal challenges, the GSS approach has a good chance to become more prominent in the research landscape beyond Horizon 2020.
Ivica Cubic, EC Project Officer of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects