Considering The Societal Impact of Social Sciences & Humanities Research:

From Institutional Discourses To Prevailing Practices

Set up as GEM-DIAMOND‘s second Citizen Innovation Lab (CIL), this intersectoral event sets involves a number of roundtables bringing together academics, researchers, practitioners, research managers, and civil society organizations in a collegial effort to discuss the societal impact of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Besides two keynotes and a skills training session dedicated to journal publications, the event will involve a series of roundtables where we hope to share with the Ph.D. students the experience of (RT1) project managers, (RT2) academics at the forefront of these issues, and (RT3) civil society actors. Organized on invitation only, presentations and exchanges throughout the three days will be informal and respectful of the Chatham House Principle.

Practical Information

Date: 8-10 May, 2023

Place: Institut d’études européennes de l’ULB 

Contact Person: Frederik Ponjaert

Participation is by invitation only


GEM-DIAMOND is the latest iteration of the GEM PhD School which has been delivering double doctoral degrees on Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism (GEM) since 2010.

This EU-funded project was launched in October 2022 and will assess the EU’s capacity to act given the challenges facing Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels and mounting Normative Dissensus (DIAMOND).

GEM-DIAMOND is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Action – Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) involving 6 European –  i.e. ULBUvALUISSUCPHUBBParis1 – and 5 international – i.e. UoWUNIGEULWUTFGV – degree-awarding Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) alongside 6 well-established non-academic institutions – i.e. CEPSIAIGMFPATRIRFIDHEGMONT.

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network program (MSCA-DN).