Past Events

Past Events

A workshop in Brussels to discuss aligning international research funding to inform policy.

27-28 September 2016 – The Royal Flemish Academy of Science and the Arts

The Trans-Atlantic Platform is organizing a special two-day event to discuss the prospects for continued and enhanced cooperation in the funding of impactful, international collaborative research in the social sciences and humanities.

Entitled Towards a New Transatlantic Dialogue in the Social Sciences and Humanities, the workshop will bring together funding agency staff, researchers, European Commission officials, NGO representatives and other stakeholders in discussions of how to align international research funding activities that lead to knowledge that informs policy decisions.

Each day of the workshop is focused on a different aspect of the main theme. Day 1 is devoted to a discussion of best practices in international research funding, and how to align the activities of research funding networks and other stakeholders. Day 2 focuses on the role of social sciences and humanities research in policy making, and how to design international funding opportunities that lead to knowledge that informs policy decisions.

More information:
•Draft Agenda (PDF) : Draft Agenda: Towards a New Transatlantic Dialogue in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Resilient and Innovative Societies

December 1-2, 2015

Held in Dortmund, Germany, this workshop brought together social sciences and humanities researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the role of social innovation in addressing society’s most pressing challenges.

Read more about the event here.


Transformative Research

September 1-3, 2015

Held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this workshop brought together researchers from social sciences and humanities and from environmental science to share new approaches to research on the environment.

Read more about the event here.


Diversity, (In)equality and Differences

July 7-8, 2015

Held in London, UK, this workshop brought together a group of key experts from Europe and the Americas to discuss some of society’s most exciting opportunities and pressing challenges.

Read more about the event here.


T-AP at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

June 1, 2015

Held in Ottawa, Canada, this series of workshops aimed to stimulate networking and engage researchers and other stakeholders on establishing a future research agenda in three thematic areas.

Read more about the event here.


Scoping the T-AP Digital Pilot

January 28-29, 2015

Held in Washington, D.C., this workshop brought together T-AP partners with key experts and stakeholders from academia, the public sector and industry to scope and shape the themes for T-AP’s pilot programme in digital scholarship, with practical and interactive discussion of data and research priorities, interdisciplinary/inter-sectoral engagement, and training, capacity building and impact.

Read more about the event here.


T-AP Partner Interagency Learning

September 17-18, 2014

Held in Paris, France, the aim of this workshop was to share best practices, identify common approaches and barriers to research cooperation and collaboration. The participants also collected evidence of successful ways to support Social Science and Humanities programmes, particularly via best practices case studies.

Read more about the event here.


Launch of the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities

March 5-6, 2014

Held in Amsterdam, this event brought together researchers and T-AP partners to discuss current approaches and transatlantic research collaboration, best practices and challenges. Researchers presented their international research projects and T-AP partners charted the Platform’s path moving forward.