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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Environment, Information, Research

Beneficiaries: Research centres

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

* Eligible countries to this call: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, United Kingdom, Latvia, Czech Republic


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Responsible: European Commission


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H2020 JPI – SOLSTICE Enabling Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change – 2019
Funds for: jointly coordinating climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives that provide useful climate knowledge and services for post-COP21 Climate Action

Priorities and funded actions:

* To connect scientific disciplines;
* To enable cross-border research;
* To increase the science-practice interaction;
* To enable the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research community to take the lead in understanding and contributing to solving the societal challenges of climate change;
* To investigate key issues around mitigation, anticipation, adaptation and sustainability;
* To generate and connect knowledge to inform the development of more ambitious and effective climate-related policies;
* To enable and accelerate positive transformation in the face of climate change;
* To open up new perspectives and understandings on the societal aspects of climate change;
* To innovate climate change research;
* To produce knowledge that can have an impact on society and policy, which should not be limited to scientific publications, but should also have the potential to trigger change in behaviour and attitudes at any level of society

* Social justice and participation in climate actions;
* Sense making, cultural meaning and risk perception of climate change;
* Transformative finance and economy;
* Providing a basis for further research in climate change issues for the future of Europe and the world

Among financed actions
* Operational upscaling: looking at concrete examples on a micro level (communities, regional, national…) and finding ways to transfer or extend them to a wider context;
* Deliberating norms: questioning norms in the respective topics, asking fundamental questions, common assumptions can be dismissed and be subject of a new analysis opening visions for setting new norms;
* Systemic approach: anlysis of structures and interdependencies between components on a macro level without losing sight of the transformative dynamics of the system

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: up to 36 months (with possible no-cost extensions only in agreement with the consortium and in accordance with regulations of the relevant Funding Organisations)

* Eligibility:
– To involve a minimum of three eligible applicants from at least three different countries participating in the Call; 
– Be a consortium composed of research partners, called Project Investigators (PIs) amongst which one is appointed as coordinator, called the Lead Project Investigator (LPI); 
– The lead project investigator must be a researcher in the social sciences and humanities; 
– A given researcher is allowed to be Project Investigator (PI) in up to two proposals and LPI for only one proposal;
– Project Consortia can also include non-eligible researchers, i.e. belonging to a country that is not participating to this call or not eligible according to the national rules of participating countries

* The actions must take place in the EU