MultiDisc - Shaping the ‘multiple disciplinary’ approach in the Digital Agenda for Europe-relevant sections of H2020

When Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM to
Apr 25, 2014 12:00 AM
Where Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel
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At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, we are executed a study "Shaping the ‘multiple disciplinary’ approach in the Digital Agenda for Europe-relevant sections of H2020" (MultiDisc), under the supervision of Nicole Dewandre in DG CONNECT. As an ‘exemplar’ or gateway into the complexity of the issues at stake, the study will focus on ‘privacy’ as the major issue. This issue will enable focus on a topic that is highly amenable to different disciplinary approaches. Along the study, a workshop in Brussel on 24 and 25 April will be organised.

The aim of the workshop is to engage in a discussion on the project’s four objectives:

1) Identification of the situations where multiple disciplinarity brings added value to DAE-relevant policies in the Horizon 2020 programme.

2) Identification of the conditions needed to allow for successful multiple disciplinarity in public-funded research relating to specific policy objectives (at the European level).

3) Analysis of the dynamics among the scientific disciplines in policy-driven ICT research.

4) Focus on the framing dynamics of a multiple disciplinary endeavour which enables maximisation of the value of different disciplines in a research project, specifically noting the role that Digital Social Sciences and Humanities can contribute towards achieving this aim.

These four objectives will be carried out in the context of DG CONNECT’s activities relating to the emerging Horizon 2020. The study will serve to complement current and previous activity in DG CONNECT and the broader research environment.