Open registration for the ACCOMPLISSH Co-creACTION Summit in Barcelona: rethinking the role of SSH to face the 21st century challenges

Project members in the last meeting at Newcastle The next 30th and 31st of January of 2019 the University of Barcelona will host the Closing Conference of the European Horizon 2020 ACCOMPLISSH project. After 3 years of research on how the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) can foster its impact beyond academy through the combination of forces from stakeholders from businesses, governments, civil society and SSH researchers across Europe, the project results will be presented in Barcelona. This will be the starting point for opening further discussions on the role of SSH and co-creation to face the 21st century challenges- such as migrations, sustainability or technological change- in Europe. Free online registration is avaliable. Participants will be offered academic certification for attendance.

ACCOMPLISSH Consortium As part of a consortium of 14 universities form 12 European countries –leaded by the University of Groningen- the University of Barcelona participates in the project through the Teaching training and Pedagogical Innovation research group, from the Faculty of Education, and the UB SSH Park, that will host the event in its Headquarters at Can Jaumandreu. ACCOMPLISSH, which stands for Accelerate co-creation by setting up a multi-factor platform for impact from Social Sciences and Humanities, aims to create an innovative valorization concept to strengthen the position and impact generation of social sciences and humanities research. In order to reach this goal, the project works with stakeholders –potential research users- in co-creation, understood as collaborative creativity, so that the innovation process is carried out together with the different social stakeholders. All of this within the framework of the so-called Quadruple Helix (universities, private sector, public sector and third sector).

ACCOMPLISSH Multiactor Platform With this Quadruple Helix approach, the conference is oriented to a wide group of profiles that form the map of actors related to Social Sciences and Humanities social impact. This includes SSH researchers and research management staff, the researchers of other fields (Health, STEM, etc.) interested in cross-over projects and, of course, the potential end users of the SSH research such as government, industry and societal organizations across Europe.

The Summit programme will count with authorities form governing institutions and high level experts, coming both from universities and societal partners, which will perform several workshops, conferences and panels, among other activities.

More information on the programme, speaks and venue is available on the event website.