Leading universities in social sciences and humanities research (SSH) are calling upon the EU to strengthen and better integrate these disciplines into the successor of Horizon 2020.
News from Feb 06, 2018
On the initiative of Ghent University, representatives of the Freie Universität Berlin, Sapienza Università di Roma, Tilburg University, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, University of Barcelona, University of Glasgow, University of Groningen, Université libre de Bruxelles and University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III have joined forces to write the present paper.
Analysing different reports of the European Institutions concerning SHH research in the European Framework Programme Horizon 2020, the authors found that there is a strong consensus amongst the institutions about the need to strengthen SSH research and improve its integration in the successor of Horizon 2020, currently known as FP9.
The Universities thus make five recommendations:
To achieve maximum impact of this call on the EU, other organisations are encouraged to show their support to the position paper. Your signature will be taken into account until 28/2/2018 at the latest. It is intended to send the final document with the supportive signatures to representatives of the European Institutions just before the closing date of the FP9 Consultation.
The FP9 consultation is open until the 8th of March. In your answer to question 42, you could refer to the position paper by adding: ‘Please note we do support the Joint Call on the EU to strengthen SSH research and improve its integration in FP9 (www.ugent.be/ssh-call)’.
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