09.30-10.00 am Registration and welcome coffee

10.00-10.15 am Official welcome, prof. Paweł Rowiński, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS)

10.15-10.30 am Welcoming addresses, prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, Director of Polish Science Contact Agency in Brussels; dr. Zygmunt Krasiński, Director of National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union in Poland

10.30-11.00 am Keynote speech, Mr. Harald Hartung, European Commission, DG RTD, Head of Unit E4, Fair Societies and Cultural Heritage

11.00-12.15 am Panel discussion


The objective of the panel discussion is to identify main drivers and barriers to integrate Social Sciences and Humanities research into EU framework programs as well as to underline potential opportunities for SSH representatives. The panel will also focus on specific actions undertaken by different countries to explore such opportunities and on proposals as to how such opportunities might be further developed. The need for the strengthening of the existing SSH stakeholder communities by networking and improving capacity building activities will be also discussed.


Moderator: dr. Anna Plater-Zyberk, Director of the International Cooperation Office of PAS

Panellists (alphabetical order):

  • Mr. Jon Deer, Governing Board member of the European Alliance for Social Science and Humanities (EASSH) and the Campaign for Social Science (UK),  Director of Research and Enterprise at City, London University

  • Mr. Harald Hartung, Head of Unit E4 in Directorate General for Research and Innovation of European Commission

  • Prof. Małgorzata Kossowska, Head of the Social Psychology Unit and Centre for Social Cognitive Studies in the Institute of Psychology at Jagiellonian University, Chairwoman of the NCN Council, Member of the PAS

  • Prof. Valentina Lepri, Professor of History of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of PAS, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (H2020)

  • Dr. Geny Piotti, Spokeperson of Research on Societies Europe (ROSE), Head of UE-Research Affairs at the European University Viadrina


12.15-13.30 pm Networking lunch

13.30-14.00 pm Mr. Mikołaj Pyczak, National Contact Point in Poland, Horizon Europe state of play and H2020 calls

14.00-15.15 pm Success presentations’ session


This session will be concentrated on showcasing various “success stories” of beneficiaries of EU programs, not only from Poland, but also from other European countries. The primary aim of the session is to share best research practices, exchange ideas and provide practical hints for SSH researchers.


Moderator: dr. Justyna Kramarczyk, Polish Science Contact Agency of PAS in Brussels


  • Dr. Jan Barski, CityScience Lab, HafenCity University Hamburg

  • Dr. Magdalena Góra, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Cracow

  • Dr. Maciej Maryl, Digital Humanities Centre, Institute of Literary Research of the PAS

  • Mr. Tomasz Mazuryk, FundingBox ACCELERATOR Sp. z o.o.

  • Dr. Justyna Olko, Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw

  • Prof. Gintautas Mazeikis, Department of Social and Political Theory, Vytautas Magnus University


15.15-16.00 pm Discussion

16.00-16.15 pm Ms. Ewa Kuśmierczyk, Director of the Excellence in Science Department of PAS, ERC grants in SSH – increase your chances for success! Support of the Excellence in Science Department to ERC applicants in Poland

16.15-16.30 pm Closing remarks