Strengthening the role that Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) have on the ERA Development

Tuesday, 01/01/2008

Enhancing dissemination of Social research in EU.

Start date: 2008

End date: 2010

Research Program: FP7 - SSH

PLATON+ aimed to catalyze dissemination of the European research in Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) as well as to capitalize SSH research results and assets across non-SSH research areas / themes. The proposed project operated as a central hub for the dissemination of SSH research so as (a) to facilitate integration and coordination of SSH (-related) research under FP7 and (b) to exploit horizontally the competences of European SSH researchers for the benefit of European research. Under this context, the project systematically deployed a set of diversified dissemination & valorisation actions (including a simulation game) that enhanced the integration of the SSH research community in non-SSH themes and are expected to have a long lasting effect, well beyond the project’s lifetime. Overall, more than 1.300 people  participated in PLATON+ events, whereas 15.000 users were expected to visit the project web-portal.



  • Agency for the Promotion of European Research-APRE (ITALY)
  • The Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences - ICCR (AUSTRIA)
  • Hungarian Science and Technology Foundation-TETALAP (HUNGARY)
  • Leibniz Universitaet Hannover - uni transfer (GERMANY)
  • Wroclaw Centre for Technology Transfer of Wroclaw University of Technology (POLAND)
  • Hill & Knowlton (ESTONIA), The Economic and Social Research Institute (IRELAND)
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TURKEY), ALMA Consulting Group (FRANCE)