The European Alliance for the Social Sciences and the Humanities was formed in 2015. It is a membership organisation spanning all areas of the humanities and social sciences working to promote these areas of knowledge and research and to engage with relevant policymakers and stakeholders.

EASSH has over 65 member organisations including a wide range of disciplinary areas, stakeholders and universities from across Europe.

The policies of EASSH are approved by the General Assembly held each year in November. The management of EASSH is entrusted to a Governing Board elected by the membership. EASSH has offices in Paris and Brussels. For further information, please contact

Position Papers

EASSH calls for European policymakers and funding agencies to ensure that all domains of research are mobilised to address the challenges of Covid-19, using a mission-type “portfolio approach” of projects and disciplines. In addition to medical and biological research, studies into the social, cultural and human aspects of our lives are crucial for tackling this crisis.

“Innovation investment must rise to match global ambitions.”, President Ursula Von der Leyen

EASSH calls on Member states to maintain the ambition to transform European society by investing no less than 1.11% GDP in Europe. Such investment will support investment of a minimum of €98bn in Research, Innovation and Education, which can be transformative.


UNESCO Conference "Humanities and Social Sciences for Sustainability“

An online conference "Humanities and Social Sciences for Sustainability“ on October 21 & 22 2020. During the conference a group of leading international experts...

Mr Paquet to open EASSH General Assembly - 06 November 2020

EASSH General Assembly is confirmed on 6 November 2020. The Director General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission Jean Eric Paquet has accepted to address the members at the...

EASSH expresses deep concerns about the current budget developments regarding Horizon Europe

EASSH members are deeply concerned that Horizon Europe risks developing only partial solutions if the huge imbalance in research funding is not addressed. They consider that the current budget...