The JPI Climate launched a Joint Transnational Call for research proposals in 2019 SOLSTICE: Enabling Societal Transformations in the Face of Climate Change. This Call was organised by the funding organisations of the following participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway and the United Kingdom.
SOLSTICE was a funding opportunity for proposals led by the Social Sciences and Humanities communities that contribute to a better understanding of how climate change affects society. Our aim was to support impactful projects that can trigger transformational change.
The joint Kick off meeting of the successful projects funded through the JPI Climate took place on 28 April, 2021 and served three main objectives:
Expectations: the JPI Climate funding partners will explain why this was launched and what they expect the successful projects to deliver and address.
Connection between the projects: the meeting will provide an opportunity for the seven projects to introduce themselves, to cooperate, coordinate and align their activities, and to discuss common challenges.
Impact: the meeting will allow discussions on how the projects and their results can be communicated and how substantial impact can be created.
The organisers want to thank all contributors and 57 participants to this successful Kick off meeting and look forward to the established connections and shared ideas being transformed into practice.
An illustrator with a focus on environmental and sustainability issues Marie-Pascale Gafinen was invited to create graphic recordings of this meeting and illustrations for each SOLSTICE funded projects.