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.



The global Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the true value of excellent research, innovation and education. In the campaign “Seize our common future”, 15 associations representing...

ENRESSH Research Evaluation - Policy Brief

An adequate research evaluation in the SSH (and beyond) corresponds to the research practices, makes its policy goals explicit, involves all stakeholders, ensures diversity of evaluation practices...

SSH Call for Covid-19

Under the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 1 (Health, demographic change and wellbeing), the European Commission has published a second call for an...