Position Papers

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.

EASSH launch at SSH Bratislava Conference, 15 November 2016

Today the European Alliance of SSH presented its mission to a wider community of researchers. EASSH shows how it is committed to support the role of SSH research in H2020 and how is engaging with the European institutions to the design of the new Framework Programme for funding. The Future of Knowledge, EASSH latest position paper also endorsed by Academia Europaea was presented to the launch. Read the paper here.

EASSH invited for the Horizon 2020 Working Group meeting of the ITRE Committee

The Working Group of Horizon 2020 of the ITRE committee invited EASSH to an exclusive meeting on Social sciences and cultural and creative industries in H2020. Implementation of Challenge 6 and mainstreaming social sciences into pillars II and III.The meeting is part of the work that the group is doing in preparation for the ad interim evaluation of H2020.

EASSH sent a paper with three key points: European social science and humanities research is world leading; The Horizon 2020 integration approach of the challenges is not delivering as envisaged; The greatest challenges faced by Europe are social, political, cultural, and economic, therefore a better understanding of the dynamic forces affecting these challenges need commitment by the EU of long-term strategic investment. 

EASSH Position Paper

At the meeting, prof Helena Sousa President of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Minho presented a paper (link) and Adalheidur Jonsdottir from Net4Society presented a view from the community on H2020< The other two presentations at the meeting were delivered by Robert Jan Smits, Director General of Research and Innovation and Martine Reicherts, Director General of Education and Culture.

Net4Society's Presentation
Prof Helena Sousa's Presentation