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Social Cohesion

Social Cohesion is the topic of the first grand challenge initiative of the Berlin University Alliance.

Social Cohesion is the topic of the first grand challenge initiative of the Berlin University Alliance.
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The Berlin University Alliance is dedicating an initial stage of the Grand Challenge Initiative to the discussion of social cohesion. Both a descriptive and normative term, social cohesion has been at the center of vigorous debates on democracy, the future of technology and industry, diversity, heritage, migration, social and economic transformation, environmental and resource conflicts, digital spaces, resistance, resilience, health and much more.

In August 2018, the Berlin University Alliance invited researchers in Berlin to submit proposals for networking and identifying projects for the main application phase. This first call for proposals has ended. You can find a complete list of all supported projects here.

The Main Call Exploration Projects Social Cohesion was initiated in February 2020. The Alliance’s aim is to provide funding over a number of years to establish long-term leading research in the area of social cohesion. The applications are currently being assessed. Up to 15 proposals will be selected and invited to a project pitch on August 7.

Please address any questions about the current and future funding lines on the topic of social cohesion to grand-challenges@berlin-university-alliance.de.

Contacts

Dr. Nicola Isendahl | Veronique Riedel
grand-challenges@berlin-university-alliance.de