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.


Integration of social sciences and humanities in Horizon 2020: Participants, budgets and disciplines

Monday 4 January, the EC has published the latest SSH integration report. No major changes from previous analysis and the integration remains limited as no changes could have been made to Horizon...

SSH in Horizon Europe: an historical result!

On 10 december 2020, the European budget was finally approved. This includes also the budget for Horizon Europe for research, innovation and education. EASSH has been following the negotiations...

EASSH endorsed Rescue Horizon Europe

EASSH has joined scientists around Europe and endorsed the open letter to President Von der Leyen to support the investment in Horizon Europe. ...