Collaboration activities with Trans-Atlantic Platform: Series of events on Social Innovation

Formed in October 2013, the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) is a collaboration between key humanities and social science funders in South America, North America and Europe. The Platform aims to enhance the ability of humanities and social science funders, research organizations and researchers to engage in transnational collaboration.
On 1st June 2015 Jürgen Howaldt presented first results of the SI Drive Project at a T-AP-Platform workshop being held in Ottawa, Canada at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 (
This year T-AP will be holding three workshops. Their aim is to better understand how funding through Horizon 2020 – The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation should be focused to foster research in these areas, so as to maximize the contribution of this research towards addressing international challenges. One of these events will be the two days’ workshop “Supporting Research to Build Resilient and Innovative Societies”, scheduled on 1st and 2nd December 2015 at the social research center of the TU Dortmund University.