Enabling Societal Transformation in the face of Climate Change

In October 2019, the Joint Programming Initiative on ‘Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe’ (JPI Climate) is launching a joint transnational call for proposals under this title. SOLSTICE will seek interdisciplinary contributions from consortia led by Social Sciences and Humanities who will address societal aspects of climate change. The call will address three themes:

  • Social justice and participation
  • Sense making, cultural meaning and risk perceptions
  • Transformative finance and economy

It is especially focussing on producing knowledge that has the potential to trigger change in behaviour and attitudes at any level of society, in addition to impact trough scientific publications. Therefore scientists who work in disciplines that are typically not associated with climate change research are also explicitly invited, in order to develop innovative approaches and combinations of disciplines.

At present, the following countries have expressed interest in participating in this call: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, United Kingdom. The list of participating countries is not final and may be subject to change until the official call announcement in October 2019. The submission deadline is foreseen for January 2020.

Read the rationale of this call in the JPI Climate White Paper “Operationalizing knowledge on and for societal transformation in the face of climate change

More information (will become) available at the JPI Climate website.

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