Call for Participation: Strengthening European energy/mobility/climate policy: Governance recommendations from innovative interdisciplinary collaborations

Publication date
April 1, 2023
June 4, 2023
Short description

The SSH CENTER project provides up to €7,500 funding is available for interdisciplinary collaborations that develop policy recommendations broadly related to the EU Green Deal’s plans/commitments on climate, energy or mobility. These interdisciplinary collaborations will be undertaken by teams made up of at least two Social Science and Humanities (SSH) and two Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers.
Individuals from any stage of their career are welcome to participate. The lead applicant must have a contract of employment that extends to at least September 2024. Each interdisciplinary team will be a new collaboration between SSH and STEM researchers, defined as the team members having not previously published together (researchers from the same field (e.g. the 2+ SSH researchers) may have published together before, but the SSH-STEM collaboration must be new. Each collaborative team will contribute a short book chapter that outlines a recommendation for European energy, climate or mobility policy/governance. The recommendations will be shared with policy officers who manage relevant EU Green Deal policy portfolios (via the EC’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation) and will be published in an Open Access Book.

For more details on the application, the context and the themes as well as eligibility criteria, etc. please refer to the source page of this call:

The SSH CENTRE is funding 30 interdisciplinary collaborative teams, with each team working together to develop a single policy recommendation related to the EU’s policy portfolios on either climate, energy or mobility. To support these interdisciplinary partnerships, each collaborative team will have two joint-corresponding authors, one from SSH and one from STEM. Up to €7,500 will be available to each collaborative team to develop a headline policy recommendation. Each team will need to write a book chapter of around 3,000 words (including the reference list), which substantiates their policy recommendation.  Recommendations may act as the starting point for further research/engagement, and/or be a prompt for priority dialogues which need to occur.

The funded collaborative work that underlies this recommendation and the chapter’s discussion is intentionally flexible.

Examples of activities that could be undertaken include (but are very much not limited to): literature reviews, documentary analyses, horizon scanning, participatory evaluations, modelling, visiting fellowships, seminar series, stakeholder workshops, etc. 

The 30 policy recommendations will be submitted to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, as part of the SSH CENTRE’s remit to provide interdisciplinary policy advice to the European Commission, and will be published across three thematic open access books (one on each of Climate, Energy and Mobility). Alongside the chapters written by the collaborative teams, the three books will include a number of Forewords and Afterwords, likely written by high-profile individuals within the EU policy making community. 

A virtual symposium will take place on Tuesday 10th October 2023, where representatives from the 30 collaborative teams will have the opportunity to present initial thoughts and receive support in writing-up their chapter.

Each collaborative team will be composed of at least four researchers, with at least 2 researchers coming from SSH disciplines and 2 from STEM disciplines, all of whom are based at an institution within the EU or a Horizon-associated country (including the UK). 

This includes all Western Balkans as they are among the Horizon-associated countries.

Each of the collaborative teams will be a new collaboration, understood as the SSH and STEM researchers within the team not having published together before. Nevertheless, individuals from within the same field (i.e. either within the 2+ SSH researchers or within the 2+ STEM researchers) may have published together before.



  • Horizon Europe / H2020
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Elke Dall on April 6, 2023
Modified on April 6, 2023