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

EASSH continues to support the focus on a strong and well-resourced Pillar. We support a coherent set of equitably resourced clusters, which retain a central focus on addressing citizens’ concerns. Social sciences and humanities are scholarly fields on a par with medicine or engineering, for example. The contributions made by researchers in SSH must be assessed by suitably qualified experts. EASSH supports a third pillar that sees innovation not just as a technological exercise butrather one capable of recognising the role of the innovation process in a wider range of areas (labour relations, work−life balance, education, etc.).