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

EASSH partners with the World Pandemic Research Network to assess the societal and human impacts of Covid-19

EASSH has joined the World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN) as a partner in order to assess the societal and human impacts of Covid-19. This platform maintains a searchable global directory of research projects, surveys and initiatives about the societal and human impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite all our members to participate in an international, interdisciplinary initiative to better understand the human and societal impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and help prepare the aftermath.

The pandemic will have massive societal and human consequences.... Read more

ISE launches a petition for more investment in Horizon Europe

EASSH supports the campaign started by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) asking Member States to keep their commitment to Horizon Europe as high as proposed by the Parliament despite an overall lower investment in the Multiannual Financial Framework.

We agree with ISE that investing in Education, Research, and Innovation is of utmost importance for the future of Europe. The initial proposal made by the Parliament slightly less than one year ago has been slashed by more than 30%, way beyond the cuts expected upon Brexit. Such a low commitment to Horizon Europe will have a... Read more

EASSH General Assembly - 15 November 2019

EASSH will hold its next general assembly on 15 November 2019. Mr Paquet will open the event. Please register with the link sent with the invitation via email by 15 October 2019.