Position Papers

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

EASSH is invited at the EC Third Stakeholders' Meeting on SSH in Horizon 2020

On 5 July 2016, EASSH took part in the EC Third Stakeholders' Meeting on State of play of Societal challenge 6 and Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020. In this occasion EASSH presented a position paper suggesting an alternative methodology for the analysis of the integration of SSH in the projects awarded in Horizon 2020. The paper was endorsed by other of the stakeholders invited...

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Oversubscription: Is the Two Stage Process a Solution?

The Societal Challenges received a exceptional high number of applications which made the success rates drop. An immediate suggestion has been to have a two stage evaluation process. EASSH is concerned that the two-stage approach will simply exacerbate the existing problem. Read why here.

Evaluation in H2020 Societal Challenges

In this paper we set out some observations based on the experiences of EASSH evaluators and reviewers in the first rounds of calls in Horizon 2020 and ask whether the process for evaluation in the Societal Challenges should form a part of the upcoming ad interim review of Horizon 2020. Read it here