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Luxembourg National Research Fund


Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe

  • Country/ies:

    Austria , Belgium , Croatia , Czech Republic , Denmark , Estonia , France , Germany , Iceland , Ireland , Italy , Latvia , Lithuania , Netherlands , Norway , Poland , Romania , Spain , Sweden , Switzerland , United Kingdom
  • Deadline: 24-10-2017 14:00 (outline proposals) May 2018 (invited full proposals)


Humanities’ perspectives are crucial to understanding the issues and formulating successful policies in this area, on that basis the HERA Network wish to invite transnational consortia to submit proposals for humanities-led research.

Proposed research may draw upon insights and methodologies from a wide spectrum of arts and humanities disciplines. Although humanities-driven, consortia are able to involve contributions from other research domains where appropriate.

The HERA JRP PS wants to mobilize the wide range of multi-disciplinary perspectives necessary to understanding the relationships between “public space”, culture and other phenomena, such as e.g. European integration.

The research is expected to give new insights that promote the full potential of citizens’ engagement with European public and cultural spaces; to stimulate public, political and scholarly debate about the future prospects of European integration, and to study new modes of interactive and reciprocal engagement between academics and various types of stakeholders including those working in the media, creative industries, and heritage sectors, as they have proved to be the true vehicles of European integration.

The challenge for research is to identify how the relations between culture and integration within the context of public space(s) have been modelled and how they can be better understood in order to contribute to a better world.

HERA partner search tool has been made available by NCN at:


The HERA JRP PS is co-funded by humanities funding agencies in 24 participating countries and the European Commission, with the total budget amounting up to 20 MEUR.

Each CRP proposal can apply for research funding up to a maximum amount of 1M€ (across all partners), should be between 24 and 36 months in duration and should commence by May 2019.


The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) will act as the Handling Agency managing the call and selection process on behalf of the HERA funding partners. Proposals will be selected in a two-step process involving an independent international Review Panel.

Collaborative Research Projects (CRP) proposals can be submitted by balanced consortia involving four or more Principal Investigators eligible to HERA JRP PS funders from four or more different countries (see eligible countries at top of page).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take equality and diversity dimension issues into consideration. All research teams will be urged to include non-academic stakeholders as associate partners in their consortiums. Applicants will be required to include an impact section in their proposal, specifying how their research results will be valorised and communicated to a wider public.


  • Outline Proposals must be submitted electronically via the HERA website by Tuesday 24 October 2017, 14:00 CET (Central European Summer Time). Luxembourg applicants must also submit these proposals to the FNR’s online grant management system – along with INTER documents – no later than 5 working days after the HERA deadline.
  • In February 2018, successful applicants will be invited to submit Full Proposals with the deadline in May 2018.
  • Funded projects must start by May 2019 and end no later than May 2022.
  • The online submission system will be open from September 2017 onwards.

View this Call on the HERA website 

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    +352 691 36 28 18