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Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Guidelines on how to successfully design, and implement, mission-oriented research programmes

Despite tremendous progress that our societies have made in recent decades, equally challenging tasks remain. These societal challenges directly concern the way we interact with each other and our environment...

Event Review: S4D4C’s 1st Global Meeting took place in Madrid
International conference of researchers and practicioners discussed the links between science and foreign policy

by Alexander Degelsegger-Márquez A truly global community of science diplomacy scholars and practitioners met on the occasion of S4D4C’s 1st Global Meeting, which took place 12-14 December at the headquarters...

Mélange Diplomatique mit Philipp Brugner – Die Europäischen Jugendbotschafter
“Die Europäischen Jugendbotschafter – neue EU-Kommunikationsstrategien in der Östlichen Nachbarschaft”

Ponto - Grassroots Think Tank Austria ist ein neuer und vielversprechender Akteur in der Analyse von und Debattenbildung zu Europa- und aussenpolitischen Themen mit Sitz in Wien. Ponto bringt Ideen, Analysen...

Project Kick-off: ZSI to work on a pilot project on the Social Progress Index
Measuring what matters to EU Citizens: Social Progress in European Regions

The project is supported by DG Regional and Urban Policy and coordinated by Intrasoft International SA and involves further 5 partner institutions, among them ZSI. The kick-off with DG Regio took place...

21. Dez 2018
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Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research

The video about the Austrian EU Council Presidency Conference on 'Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research', which was successfully...

ZSI Experten zur Gestaltung von Foresight-Prozessen im Bereich der internationalen Wissenschaftspolitik

Internationale Kooperation ist ein wesentlicher Aspekt gegenwärtiger wissenschaftlicher Wissensproduktion. Aus wissenschaftspolitischer Perspektive gibt es strategische Gründe, sowohl Kooperationsformen...

ZSI delivered last Social Innovation Training for Made in Danube
The event was partly filmed by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)

Maribor – the 2018 European Capital for Social Economy - was the perfect place for organising the last Social Innovation Traning by Made in danube and to contribute to create a common understanding on...

SENSES 3rd Stakeholder Meeting – A lobby of social enterprises
On the 13th December 2018 ZSI organised the third Austrian SENSES Stakeholder Meeting.

Representatives from social enterprises, intermediary and expert organisations participated in the 3rd stakeholder meeting. Katharina Handler and Irina Vana from ZSI gave an overview on the ongoing project...

OPEN SCIENCE in HORIZON 2020 and HORIZON EUROPE
Katja Mayer, ZSI expert on Open Science, contributes to this international event organised by FFG

Open Science is of increasing importance in both Horizon 2020 and the upcoming framework-programme Horizon Europe. However, many ambiguities about what Open Science means and how it affects applicants...

Einreichfrist: 22. Jänner 2019

Die Ausschreibung richtet sich an Projektbetreiber/innen, die aktuelle soziale Probleme aufgreifen. Die Projekte müssen zum Einreichzeitpunkt bereits ausreichend umgesetzt, aber noch am Laufen sein. Einreichberechtigt...

GEMSE - “Gemeinsam mehr Social Entrepreneurship”
SENSES establishes contacts to the Austrian Stakeholder Group for Social Entrepreneurship GEMSE

On the 27th November the Multi-stakeholder group GEMSE, “Gemeinsam mehr Social Entrepreneurship” (Together more social enterprises”) presented their core positions to a wider audience. The informal network...

Practical workshop on the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument in Kyiv
How to prepare a successful application for the Horizon 2020 SME instrument?

From December 5-6 the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Ukraine and the RI-LINKS2UA project (Horizon 2020, coordinator ZSI) organised a practical workshop about the Horizon 2020 SME ...

Final EULAC-Focus meeting in Santiago de Chile
Imaging future relations between the EU and (CE)LAC

The final meeting of the project EULAC Focus - Giving focus to the cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU – CELAC relations took place in Santiago de Chile from 4.-6. December 2018. The meeting...

ZSI award for the best videos and best posters of the SSH-Impact Conference
Cash prize for the best videos awarded to the Economic and Social Research Council is donated to Doctors without Borders

During the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council conference on 'Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda' held on 28-29 November 2018 in Vienna, the UK Economic and Social...

Invitation to the ResInfra@DR Public Online Consultation on Guidance Documents
The project mission is to improve framework conditions for research infrastructure & innovation in the Danube region

During four dialogue workshops with policymakers, managers and stakeholders involved in the planning and operation of Research Infrastructures (RI) from across the Danube macro region, the ResInfra@DR...

Recommendations for research infrastructure/s in the Danube region presented
at the ResInfra@DR Concluding Consultation Meeting in Budapest. The documents will be publicly available in spring 2019.

Press Release Budapest, Vienna – The ResInfra@DR WP3 Concluding Consultation Meeting took place on 27 and 28 November in Budapest, Hungary. ResInfra@DR coordinator of the international project Felix...

ZSI project ranks 5th in competition on best early stage innovation in the EU
Great recognition for ZSI in the 2018 Innovation Radar Prize Competition

Among the innovators competing in the 'Best Early Stage innovation' category of the Innovation Radar Prize 2018, our EU-funded project eCraft2Learn ranked number 5 in a European wide competition. This...

Combining culture and technology within a maker workshop for kids

In the framework of the DOIT project and in cooperation with SERA (Social Services of the region of Liezen, Austria) and the ku:L (Cultural Association in Öblarn), children were adapting the DOIT monster...

Social Innovations are "new" ideas that work to solve unmet needs and improve people's lives...

Two Social Innovation training workshops were delivered by ZSI last week, respectively in Serbia and Croatia. The events were organised within the "Made in Danube" initiative and were run by Ms. Desiree...

The BESTPRAC network (COST) opens call with deadline on December 10

The call for STSM (Short Term Scientific Missions) within COST TN1302 BESTPRAC is now open with a closing date for applications of December 10,  2018. All details of the call are available...

ZSI organisiert Ratspräsidentschaftskonferenz zur Wirkung von Forschung aus GSK
Faßmann: Geistes-, Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften leisten zentralen Beitrag

„Die großen gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit können nicht allein durch Beiträge aus den Natur- und Technikwissenschaften gelöst werden. Auch Geistes-, Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften...

ZSI hosted the first Business Breakfast of the Danube Chance 2.0 project

In the course of the "Danube Chance 2.0" project ZSI hosted its first Business Breakfast with the aim to discuss strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the support of second-chance entrepreneurs ...

26. Nov 2018
BLOOM Newsletter
BLOOM Newsletter
The lates information about the BLOOM project and bioeconomy.

The first BLOOM newsletter is out, providing information on the H2020 project BLOOM; on its activities, results, elaborated materials and on activities within the growing European Bioeconomy Network. ...

ZSI launches knowledge discovery tool
ZSI extends the eCraft2Learn toolbox with knowledge discovery tool for maker resources on instructables.com

The maker movement is gaining traction in recent years, and maker platforms like instructables.com are valuable repositories for maker education resources. However, in face of the vast amounts of non-...

eCraft2Learn invites you to join a hands-on workshop for crafting/learning

eCraft2Learn invites you to follow up on a hands-on workshop for crafting and project based making, held as preconference activity. Workshop time and date: 09:30 – 17:30 on 22 Nov 2018 Workshop ...

8th Newsletter by ResInfra@DR with news on RI in the Danube Region available
Transnational cooperation and a macro-regional scope of the sustainable development of research infrastructures

This volume illustrates once again joint efforts to strengthen the framework conditions for Research Infrastructures in the Danube Region –  it provides you with news including a selection of publications...

Winners of EU Social Innovation competition announced
Klaus Schuch, Scientific Director of ZSI, is member of the jury of the EU Social Innovation Competition 2018

With the help of an independent jury consisting of social innovation experts (among them Klaus Schuch, Scientific Director of ZSI), the Commission selected three projects as winners of the 2018 European...

How can I build an alarm system for my sweets? ZSI has shown it to kids at the Maker Fair in Salzburg!

In the framework of the MiniMaker Fair 2019 in Salzburg, ZSI and Salzburg Research cooperated in setting up a common stand for digital education and entrepreneurship. During 10th of November approx. 800...

Über die Mission, die Welt zu ändern
Artikel im Der Standard über die internationale FTEval-Konferenz

Der Standard berichtete in der Ausgabe vom 7. November 2018 unter dem Titel "Über die Mission, die Welt zu ändern" über die Ausrichtung der österreichischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaftskonferenz "Impact of...

Commissioner Carlos Moedas signals support for the #SIDeclaration
Yesterday, Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for R&I publically signalled support for the Declaration for Social Innovation.

The Social Innovation Declaration (#SIDeclaration) has been signed by more than 500 people across Europe in a variety of sectors and countries. ‘Acknowledging the terrific work of the Social Innovation...

ZSI projects contribute to improving perspectives for young researcher and entrepreneurs

At a conference held by the International Institute for Peace in Vienna, ZSI researcher Dr. Maximilian Benner presented conceptual ideas on how to improve young reseachers' and entrepreneurs' economic...

Transferability aspects with regard to migrant entrepreneurship

Since beginning of 2017, the AMIF-funded project MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) aims at facilitating, fostering and strengthening migrant entrepreneurship in five EU countries (Austria...

Vote for ZSI! Thank you!
ZSI project nominated for the Innovation Radar Price 2018 of the European Commission

Among 1000s of EU projects, ZSI has been selected among the top 10 institutes within the 'Best Early Stage innovation' category of the Innovation Radar Prize 2018 for its eCraft2Learn project funded under...

Die Studie gilt in den Regionalmedien als eines der größten Bürger_innenbeteiligungs-Projekte

Die vom Regionalmanagement Obersteiermark West beauftragte Studie zu Betreuungsbedarf und -angebot für Kinder und im Bereich der Pflege in der Region Obersteiermark West, die vom ZSI durchgeführt wird...

Social Innovation Trainings by ZSI for Made in Danube
Three events to learn concepts, theories and tools to understand social innovation initiatives

Results of social innovation – new ideas that meet unmet needs – are all around us. Social Innovation has furthermore been increasingly perceived as answer to the rising number of societal challenges ...

New report of the EC's Policy Support Facility published with ZSI contribution
Specific Support to Slovenia: Internationalisation of the science base and science-business cooperation

The European Commission (EC) has published a report by its Policy Support Facility (PSF) on "Specific Support to Slovenia: Internationalisation of the science base and science-business cooperation". The...

MEDIENECHO 2. Nov 2018
ZSI Project DOIT features @ Forbes
We promote learning-by-doing based on experience and creative processes with maker spaces, fabrication and digital tools

Quote: "Funded within the H2020 programme, the project connects 13 educational institutions, fab labs, research centers and organizations  from 10 European countries (Austria, Belgium...

APA-Science: Expertenwissen
ReSTI Infodesk Präsentation beim DSPF Networking Event in Wien

Die Networking-Veranstaltung am 31. Oktober 2018 im Wiener Rathaus stellt einer interessierten Fachöffentlichkeit Danube Strategic Project Funds (DSPF) Projekte vor und bietet unterschiedlichen Interessensgruppen...

Sign the #SIDeclaration!
For a Fairer, More Inclusive Europe!

EU policymakers are negotiating Europe’s next long-term budget. To make #socinn a cross-cutting priority in all EU policies and programmes, we recommend "Creating a cross-service European Social Innovation...

Er fliegt für EU-Projekte um die halbe Welt
Die KleineZeitung mit einem Porträt über ZSI-Mitarbeiter Philipp Brugner

Am vergangenen Samstag (20. Oktober) veröffentliche die KleineZeitung ein Porträt unseres ZSI-Mitarbeiters Philipp Brugner aus der Abteilung Forschungspolitik und Entwicklung. Mit einer persönlichen...

Exploring Crossroads - Quality in Collaborative Knowledge Production in Cities
The workshop invites stakeholders from Valletta Cultural Capital 2018 to discuss Quality Criteria for Citizen Science

"Sharing the Legacy" - The fifth in the Valletta 2018 Foundation's series of annual conferences, this conference encourages broad reflection on the central issues that define urban life by channelling...

Invitation to the ReSTI Infodesk presentation at the DSPF Networking Event
The event with guests from the Danube Region takes place on 31/10/2018 and is hosted by the City of Vienna

Excellence in research, social and technological innovation project management (hereinafter: Excellence-in-ReSTI; in short: ReSTI) is a cooperation project funded by the Danube Transnational Programme...

How do smart specialisation strategies affect the institutional context of regional or national economies?

A working paper by ZSI researcher Maximilian Benner addresses this question. The paper includes empirical case studies on Lower Austria, South Tyrol, Slovenia and Croatia and looks at these regions' or...

ZSI selected as one of 50 finalists for the EC‘s Innovation Radar Prize 2018
Thousands of EU-funded innovations from across Europe were scanned!

ZSI has been selected as one of 50 finalists for the European Commission‘s “Innovation Radar Prize 2018”. This prestigious prize scheme puts a spotlight on high quality innovative excellence emerging ...

For a Fairer, More Inclusive Europe, Sign the #SIDeclaration
Sign the #SIDeclaration today to tell EU policymakers that Europe needs innovation to benefit everyone.

While industries like pharmaceuticals and automotive are good at getting decision-makers’ attention, the social innovation community - a broad movement of people and organisations innovating for public...

ZSI in
Donauraumprojekte und Partnerschaften in der Region

In diesem Die Presse-Artikel, der einen Ausschnitt der Donauraumkompetenz des ZSI darstellt, werden unter anderem die Projekte ResInfra@DR und ReSTI in Excellence hervorgehoben. Felix Gajdusek erläutert...

APA Science:
Ein Beitrag über die ReSTI.academy und Interview mit zwei Projektverantwortlichen der FH Burgenland und des ZSI

Forschungsprojekte zu organisieren und zu verwalten ist eine Wissenschaft für sich, aber erlernbar. Das Know-how dafür will ein neuer internationaler Lehrgang unter der Leitung des Zentrums für Soziale...

ZSI researcher Dr. Benner presented findings from European regions and countries

At the recent "SMARTER" conference hosted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Regional Studies Association in Seville, ZSI's Dr. Maximilian Benner presented findings on the role...

The monthly newsletter focuses on OpenScience as a systemic change for research activities, also in the WBC

In a nutshell, Open Science is transparent and accessible knowledge that is shared and developed through collaborative networks (Vicente-Sáez & Martínez-Fuentes 2018). The idea captures a systemic...

New Made-in-Danube Newsletter on Bio-economy just released
The Bulletin informs you quarterly about the progress in the field

One of the main territorial challenges concerns the low competitiveness of SMEs - often caused by the lack of innovation capacities of involved actors. The DTP funded "Made in Danube" project responds...

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