Together, Civil Society Europe (CSE) and the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH) call for an ambitious investment in FP9 for a grand challenge to achieve a People’s Union, covering research addressing EU citizens' main concerns.
The paper focus on three main points:
- The need for a cluster with attention to People's Union
- Few examples of areas of interests in the cluster: Democracy, Inequalities, Culture and Art, and Education
- The importance to finance this cluster with a comparable budget to all the other clusters. This research not only is relevant to EU citizens but also addresses two of the Programme's priorities: gender balance and wider inclusion of Eastern European scholars
EASSH responds to the Consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market.
Focusing on the EU for Research and Innovation, EASSH supports the Lamy's report claim to double FP9 budget. Research today is 'an essential good and deliver tangible results for EU citizens'. For advanced economies like Europe, investing in research is crucial.
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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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