EASSH welcomes the continued commitment of the European Commission to integrate SSH expertise and to continue evaluating the quality of such integration. However, in the four years of monitoring Horizon 2020 (2012-2017), the integration of SSH across the societal challenges has remained very weak.
In this paper, the Alliance recommends that to best capture the impact of research, researchers must be enabled to use a diversity of methods, data sources and forms of explaining the impact of their projects. EASSH invites the European Commission to capture impact not project by project, but on the wider terrain of the overall calls’ aims.
In view of the final design of Horizon Europe, EASSH would like to cast teh European Parliament attention to key priorities to ensure that the human and societal dimensions of the challenges at the heart of people across the EU are more strongly and more comprehensively addressed than in previous Framework Programmes.
In response to the consultation on Plan S, EASSH has submitted a paper and some key recommendations for the implementation task force.