EASSH General Assembly is confirmed on 6 November 2020. Agenda and documents relative to the meeting will be circulated privately to the members. The list of speakers will be communicated in due time.
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
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
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 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
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