Representatives of the humanities from 19 countries meet in Krakow

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

On the 5th of June, in Krakow, members of the HERA network came together. HERA is a joint initiative of research funding organisations financing research in the humanities. Representatives of 19 European countries, chaired by professor Sean Ryder from NUI Galway, discussed the position of the humanities in the EU’s new Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

The subjects of the meetings also involved a new funding opportunity set to be launched in 2015, and the agenda of the consortium for the coming years. The special guest of the conference was professor Kirsten Drotner, Chair of the Scientific Committee for Humanities at Science Europe.

The National Science Centre joined HERA in 2011. Under HERA’s Cultural Encounters call for proposals, the NCN has financed four projects by researchers from Poland and their partners from abroad.