UNESCO Conference "Humanities and Social Sciences for Sustainability“

An online conference "Humanities and Social Sciences for Sustainability“ on October 21 & 22 2020. During the conference a group of leading international experts will present and discuss strategies to strengthen the humanities and social sciences in sustainability research and policies. Hereby we want to explore new ways to integrate the cultural, social and regional dimensions in sustainable development policies.

The natural sciences have driven the world’s attention to the ecologically harmful consequences of modern lifestyles. These... Read more

Mr Paquet to open EASSH General Assembly - 06 November 2020

EASSH General Assembly is confirmed on 6 November 2020. The Director General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission Jean Eric Paquet has accepted to address the members at the opening of the event. Agenda and documents relative to the meeting have already been circulated privately to the members. If you are a member of EASSH and you have not yet received an invitation or the agenda for the meeting, please contact us as soon as possible. The registration is open until Friday 23rd October 2020.   

EASSH expresses deep concerns about the current budget developments regarding Horizon Europe

EASSH members are deeply concerned that Horizon Europe risks developing only partial solutions if the huge imbalance in research funding is not addressed. They consider that the current budget discussion does not recognise the crucial place of the societal dimension across all clusters and does earmark insufficient resources for the Cluster devoted to SSH-driven societal issues.


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 more than 800 universities have called for an ambitious long-term EU budget for research, innovation and education to boost efforts to solve the manifold future challenges.

Today, the same university associations unite and call on European leaders to step up investment in these areas, both in the Multiannual Financial Framework from 2021 to 2027 and Next Generation EU, and to commit to... Read more

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 by respecting research’s local and international embeddedness, uses a broad range of explicit quality criteria adequate for the discipline(s) under evaluation, evaluates each criterion separately, is based on informed peer review combining qualitative judgement and quantitative information, respects interdisciplinarity and does not prioritise some fields over others. See the brief... Read more

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 Expression of Interest on 19 May 2020. This Second Call for an Expression of Interest includes a topic on the ‘’ SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C - Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response’’, dealing with social and economic impacts of the outbreak response across Europe, non-intended consequences of epidemic-control decisions, mental... Read more