FP9 ‘s ambitious aims for societal impact call for a step change in interdisciplinarity and citizen engagement.
EASSH greatly welcomes these ideas and trends: the European SSH community, represented by the Alliance, has been a strong champion of “real” interdisciplinarity and of concrete and innovative approaches to citizen engagement at various critical stages in the programme and project cycles. However, for FP9 to be fullfil its ambitions EASSH members would like to make recommendations in three main areas: radical reform of instruments to support research; programme evaluation and key performance indicators; and dedicated evaluations of interdisciplinary proposals. Read our paper
FP9 must invest in Research for a Democratic Union and the European Social Dimension
The European Alliance for SSH calls on the EU to make an ambitious investment in Democracy and the European Social Dimension. The 9th Framework Programme for European research 2021-2027 must address the changing nature of citizenship and democracy. These questions relate to concerns that preoccupy European citizens just as much as their elected representatives. Read the position paper here
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Funding Research Between Public and Private Resources, The role of SSH research in Europe. A roundtable with European Foundations
EASSH would like to thank Wellcome Trust for hosting a lunch in London, which brought together European foundations committed to supporting research in the social sciences and humanities. The paper Funding Research Between Public and Private Resources was prepared by EASSH to initiate what we hope will be a series of discussions about the current and future of social science and humanistic research in Europe.
FAB – LAB – APP: The perspective of the European Alliance for SSH on the HLG Report
The HLG’s work on the next Framework Programme emerges in a very fragile political environment, where humanitarian crisis, political fragility, populism and deep societal changes are among the most pressing issues for Europe’s future.While there is much to support in the work of the HLG, EASSH is concerned that the report fails to remain consistent with its own call to listen to the concerns of EU citizens. Read EASSH response to the HLG