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.
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