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German-Italian Cooperation in the Field of Humanities and Social Sciences

Together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), Villa Vigoni promotes international scientific collaboration and the creation of new networks of researchers, experts and young people in the field of the humanities and social sciences. It has therefore developed and implemented two research programme formats with different characteristics - one bilateral (Italy-Germany) and one trilateral (Italy-Germany-France). The initiatives in these two formats take place in Villa Vigoni and are regulated by annual candidacies and competitions. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft & Villa Vigoni The programme developed in partnership with the DFG offers the chance to propose research conferences (talks, seminars for graduates and post-graduates and close readings) in order to discuss topical issues in the fields of culture, history and European society. Unlike others, this programme particularly stands out for its intense discussions in the form of dialogue. The number of participants is therefore limited to twenty. All conferences must fit in with Villa Vigoni's mission: to support “Italian-German relations in research, education and culture in a European spirit” and promote encounters between young researchers. For further information please contact Dr. Christiane Liermann Traniello (+39 0344 361, e-mail: segreteria@villavigoni.eu, wednesdays from 13h to 14h)


The call for proposals for the programme for the promotion of the German-Italian cooperation in the humanities and social sciences for the year 2025 is now open. The funding programme is organised by Villa Vigoni together with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and has been announced annually since 2010. The focus is on intesive discussion rather than on reports, which deliberately differs from the usual conference formats. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25. For further information, please download the call for proposal and the application form at the bottom of this page.


2025 – CALL (German)
2025 – CALL (Italian)
German-Italian Cooperation final reports -2020
German-Italian Cooperation final reports - 2016
German-Italian Cooperation final reports - 2015
German-Italian Cooperation final reports - 2014

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