EC High Level Group invites EASSH to co-design FP9
On Tuesday 6 June, the EC High Level Group led by Pascal Lamy has invited EASSH among the stakeholders for a discussion on Maximising the Impact of EU Research and Innovation Programmes. The mandate of the High Level Group – in the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 – is to draw strategic recommendations on EU R&I programmes in the future. The Group is working towards issuing a report which will be presented at the 'Research and Innovation: Shaping our Future' conference in Brussels on 3rd July. As a crucial part of the evidence base from which the recommendations will be drawn, the Group considers it very important to be able to meet with different EU-level stakeholder organisations whose members are actively engaged in EU R&I programmes. EASSH was also invited to submit a short paper addressing few key issues. Please read the paper here.
EC Forth SSH Stakeholders meeting, 10 May 2017: EASSH revisits the DGRI Issue Papers for the HLG
On 10 May 2017, the European Commission invited EASSH and other SSH stakeholders to discuss the State of play of Societal challenge 6 and Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020. EASSH has already published a response to the EC Report on the Integration. Furthermore, for the this meeting, EASSH has also made a more detailed analysis of figures and data, revisiting some Issue Papers that the DGRI has submitted for the High Level Group in the process of the ad interim evaluation of H2020. Read the paper here
EASSH welcomes the ITRE Committee's observations on SSH research
The ITRE Committee's draft report on the “The Assessment of Horizon 2020 Implementation in View of its Interim Evaluation and the Framework Programme 9 proposal” (2016/2147(INI))" has recognised that SSH research is fundamental for addressing many of the most pressing societal challenges of today, and which should feature in the planning for the 9th Framework Programme.The European Alliance for SSH welcomes the publication of the latest report of the ITRE Committee on the assessment of Horizon 2020 and a proposal for Framework Programme 9. See EASSH paper Focus on ITRE Committee's report
EASSH Response to the EC Second Report on the Integration of SSH in H2020
The European Alliance for SSH has compared the first two reports that the European Commission published analysing the integration of SSH in the the Leadership Programme and in the Societal Challenge. EASSH has also elaborated new data to compare the results. The results show that the integration of SSH is even worse in 2015 than the disappointing results of 2014. This paper has been endorsed by the Academia Europaea and the Coimbra Group. Read our response here.