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 fifty 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 Response to EC Consultation on Horizon Europe (September 2019)

EASSH has actively engaged with the European Commission and other partners in learning from the implementation of Horizon 2020 with the aim of improving the design of HEu.  We continue to support the focus on a strong and well-resourced Pillar 1, especially concerning funding for ERC, Marie Sklodowska-Curie and research infrastructures for all disciplines, including investment in large-scale longitudinal studies. We support a coherent set of equitably resourced clusters, which retain a central focus on addressing citizens’ concerns. We insist on recognising that the contributions made by researchers in SSH must be seen as an integral part of the scientific challenge in calls and must be assessed by suitably qualified experts. We will continue to exert pressure on the Commission to draw on relevant expertise in designing the clusters and drafting the resulting work programmes and calls, thereby facilitating the integration of all research contributions. EASSH supports a third pillar that sees innovation not just as a technological exercise, but rather one capable of recognising the role of the innovation process in a wider range of areas, such as labour relations, work−life balance and population studies, creative industries studies, cultural and linguistic diversity, education.  

EASSH and LERU Statement to Member States to continue supporting European Partnerships addressing major social and human issues

The European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH) and the League for European Research Universities (LERU) would like to draw your attention on our joint statement about the strong need for continued support for European Partnerships to address major social and human issues in the framework of Horizon Europe. The joint statement has benefitted from a contribution by Academia Europea. 


The Humanities lead the discussion on Open Access for books - EASSH-OPERAS workshop

 EASSH and OPERAS have joined forces for an important roundtable on "A Plan S for Academic Books". Please read the short report which will set the scene for...

Seize our Common Future: Joint Call for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Budget

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EASSH has joined efforts again with more than a dozen European organisations to call...