Open joint Call in CHANSE and HERA on “Enhancing well-being for the future”

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Published on: 29/06/2023

CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) and NORFACE (the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe) launched a transnational call on “Enhancing well-being for the future” with deadline for outline proposals on 21 September 2023 at 14:00 CET for invited full proposals 26 March 2024 at 14.00 CET.


21 September 2023 at 14:00 (CET): deadline for outline proposal

26 March 2024 at 14.00 (CET): deadline for invited full proposals


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Short Call Abstract:

The aim of this call is to stimulate research projects aiming to gain systematic knowledge on mechanisms underlying well-being as well as dynamic processes related to how well-being develops over time. This improved understanding of well-being is necessary to create evidence-informed interventions or policies on how to increase well-being for the future and make these improvements sustainable for all groups of the population. A special focus may also be needed on understanding well-being in specific (e.g., vulnerable) subgroups, including children, migrants, minority groups, and less economically and socially advantaged individuals.

The present call proposes to focus the research on the following themes:

  1. Crises, challenges, and well-being: this theme focuses on the impact of crises and challenges on well-being, with a specific focus on the dynamic processes unfolding over time and in conditions of increasing uncertainty in turbulent times, so the research conducted as part of this theme should contribute to the overall aim of enhancing well-being for the future by identifying potential targets for future interventions and contributing to an increased understanding of the driving forces behind changes in well-being.
  2. Environmental challenges and well-being: This theme deals with the impact of the environment and environmental changes on the well-being dynamic, with a specific focus on the effects of urbanization, climate change, and work environments. It should contribute to the overall aim of enhancing well-being for the future by increasing mechanistic understanding and identifying potential targets for future interventions that may be applied to enhance well-being.
  3. Well-being and mental health: This third theme is focused on a better understanding of the relationship between well-being and mental health particularly in the conditions of turbulent times. Research proposals for this theme should clearly go beyond static conceptualizations of these two factors and focus explicitly on the dynamic interaction of these processes over time, including responses to disruptions, crises, or challenges.
  4. Well-being, economy, and politics: this theme is focused on the analysis of the distribution of well-being in relation to income, age, education, geography, and other social, political, and economic factors. In particular, special attention is paid to the analysis of the influence of national policy and politics regarding equality on the dynamics of well-being in different population sections and of the impact of economic growth with or without growing inequality on well-being in Europe.


SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

Disciplines may include but are not limited tо Political science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology; Human geography


Specific participation requirements (optional):

Each project team should consist of 4 to 6 Principal Investigators from four to six different countries participating in this Call and all

partners in a project team must have the interest and competence to undertake social science research within the specified topic of the Well-being programme.

Each project team should strive to include researchers early in their careers, including post-doctoral and PhD students, as participants in the project.

A geographically balanced consortium is strongly encouraged.

For more details check the call document.



Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom