HERA Consultation 2013

The Irish Research Council has an international role, as part of the European Commission Programme Committee for the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Research in FP7 and the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) network.

The Council therefore contributes and influences future research priorities for European Humanities and Social Sciences research programmes. The HERA network is currently consulting with members in seeking themes and research directions for future programmes. The Irish Research Council is now taking this opportunity to actively engage the humanities research community in Ireland to submit research themes which will feed into several future activities:


  • The formulation of call topics for future HERA Joint Research programmes and subsequent calls, which might either fit within the Horizon 2020 text or remain independent of it;
  • Recommendations to the Commission on future Horizon 2020 topics, which will need to fit into the Horizon 2020 framework;
  • The development of a humanities ‘roadmap’ for the next few years.
The Council is currently seeking ideas for future topics. 

Further information can be found at www.research.ie/projects/hera