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
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.
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.
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 challeng