EqUIP – the EU-India Platform for the Social Science and Humanities – is the first research collaboration platform between India and the European Union specifically dedicated to social science and humanities.
EqUIP aims at improving the environment for Europe-India excellent research collaboration by intensifying communication, creating networking occasions, and identifying common research priorities to be explored.
The platform will support a significant corpus of high quality national research funding agencies from Europe and India in building stronger relationships and stepping up international collaborations. Through encouraging transnational research coordination and intensifying communication, EqUIP will pave the way for national agencies to work together and achieve convergence, in both research policy and research practice, improving the environment for Europe-India excellent research collaboration.
This will be done, in particular, through mapping existing collaborative activities with the aim of identifying current barriers and challenges to effective research co-operation, as well as opportunities and priorities for future research collaboration. The EqUIP platform will support networking and share best practices, to increase coordination of existing collaborative activities and establish new relationships within the research community.
EqUIP is a three year Coordination and Support Action funded under the Social Sciences and Humanities programme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, and started in May 2014.