Position Papers

All FP9 Global Challenges must be more equally resourced

EASSH calls for equity in investment in research and innovation across all the challenges of the 9th Framework Programme and for the ‘cluster’ on human-social dimensions to be recognised as of equal importance to the investments in technological solutions. In this paper, we suggest that the real driver of research costs is scientific methods, which are no longer specific to a given set of disciplines and scientific enquiries. See EASSH analysis.

People's Union

Together, Civil Society Europe (CSE) and the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH) call for an ambitious investment in FP9 for a grand challenge to achieve a People’s Union, covering research addressing EU citizens' main concerns.
The paper focus on three main points:

  • The need for a cluster with attention to People's Union
  • Few examples of areas of interests in the cluster: Democracy, Inequalities, Culture and Art, and Education
  • The importance to finance this cluster with a comparable budget to all the other clusters. This research not only is relevant to EU citizens but also addresses two of the Programme's priorities: gender balance and wider inclusion of Eastern European scholars

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EASSH is partners in PRO-RES, an EU project that builds an ethics and integrity framework for all non-medical research

The European Alliance for SSH (EASSH) along with 13 scientific institutions throughout Europe is to run a EUR 2.8 million Project aiming at building an ethics and integrity framework for all non-...

Double Investment in Research, Innovation and Education. The plea of University Associations and National Research Performing Organisations

EASSH has joined several European organisations for a joint statement to Double the FP9 Budget. See our statement....

Annual Prize of the Young Academy of Europe to Gabi Lombardo

The Young Academy of Europe awarded their annual prize to Gabi Lombardo, Director of EASSH.With this Prize, the YAE recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by early to mid-career...