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EqUIP

Transnational Cooperation

Coordination and Support Actions

EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities - EqUIP

The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities is a project funded by EU FP7 (2014-2017). EqUIP is a partnership of 13 research councils, coordinated by the The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom. The overall aim of EqUIP is to develop the conditions for enhanced collaboration at both research funders and researchers level between Europe and India in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The EqUIP objectives are:

  • To provide a more coherent overview of the current scope of collaborative activity between Europe and India in the Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • To develop best practice approaches and challenges for research cooperation between Europe and India in the Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • To facilitate the networking of existing projects and identify opportunities and priorities for future research collaboration between Europe and India in the Social Sciences and Humanities, which will in turn influence policy documents and in particular future Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for the Societal Challenges;
  • To establish networks of pan-European and Indian researchers in the social sciences and humanities conducting excellent research addressing cutting edge research questions. The broader ambition of the Platform will be to have provided the foundations for enhanced inter-agency cooperation between research funding agencies in India and Europe in the social sciences and humanities. By bringing together a significant corpus of high quality national research funding agencies, the Platform will enable major advances in scientific knowledge and build relationships. Encouraging transnational research coordination and intensifying communication, it will pave the way for national agencies to work together and achieve convergence, in both research policy and research practice. The added European Commission funding will increase the scope of cooperation and contribute to avoiding fragmentation and duplication and help to bring together expertise from a variety of areas.

Contact

Gonçalo Zagalo and Maria Maia
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126
1249 – 074 LISBOA
Portugal

Goncalo.Zagalo@fct.pt
Tel: (351) 213 911 543

Website of CSA EqUIP

http://equipproject.eu/