Position Papers

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

EASSH position paper on the Ad interim review of Horizon 2020 to the High Level Experts Group

The European Alliance of SSH has submitted its position paper on the evaluation of Horizon 2020. The paper is the result of a vast consultation across EASSH members and several other organisations that support EASSH aims and mission on having a voice for SSH in science policy debate. Also the paper has been endorsed by the Academia Europaea. This position paper represents researchers across several disciplines beyond SSH and the voice of those who believe that SSH research has a fundamental contribution to our scientific knowledge. Please read the paper here.

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