Leading universities in social sciences and humanities research (SSH) receive broad support for their call upon the EU to strengthen and better integrate these disciplines into the successor of Horizon 2020.
News from Mar 15, 2018
On the initiative of Ghent University, representatives of the Sapienza Università di Roma, Tilburg University, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, University of Barcelona, University of Glasgow, University of Groningen, Université libre de Bruxelles, University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III and Freie Universität Berlin have joined forces to write a position paper on the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).
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.
The Universities thus made five recommendations:
Over 70 universities, research institutions and associations as well as almost 500 individual scientists have supported the position paper with their signature. The final document was sent to representatives of the European Institutions just before the closing date of the FP9 Consultation.
The full position paper with an added list of all the supportive signatures can be found here.
The FP9 consultation was running from 10th of January until the 8th of March 2018. The objective was to gather the views of stakeholders on the future of European research and innovation funding. The European Commission will inform about the results on its homepage any time soon.
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