Science with and for Society (SwafS) 2018-2020 Programme

The SwafS 2018-2020 work programme is now published. It has been developed to reflect and support the evolution of science and society and the increased emphasis on their interplay at national and EU levels. Download the full text of the 2018-2020 SwafS work programme.

Science with and for Society (SwafS) is a Horizon 2020 programme that aims to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science, and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility. It is instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It makes science more attractive, raises the appetite of society for innovation, and opens further research and innovation activities.

A brokerage event focussed on the SwafS 2018 work programme will take place Monday 29 January 2018 in Brussels. Registration for this event is now open.

There are 21 calls within the SwafS programme, covering areas such as ethics, gender, open science, public engagement, and science education, including:

  • Supporting research organisations gender equality plans
  • Exploring and supporting citizen science
  • Examining the role of science communication
  • Supporting researchers with refugee background
  • Developing methods for teaching ethics and research integrity

The funding calls open on December 5th 2017.

For more information visit the SFI website.