The new role of SSH in the new EU research funding programme, Horizon2020

The Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union is currently preparing a conference to discuss the new role of SSH in the new EU research funding programme, Horizon2020, which will be launched at the end of this year. The conference will take place in Vilnius on 23‐240913.

The conference's steering committee has decided to launch an on-line consultation on how to shape the roles of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in "Horizon 2020". The objective is to learn more about the current situation and the ambitions of the research community, but also to identify the needs and structural problems of specific fields, with an emphasis on their potential to contribute to the success of the Vision Europe 2020. The consultation centres on five questions, in order to take the pulse of the SSH research community and prepare a declaration that will be handed over to research policy makers at the event. Results of the consultation will be made publicly accessible online (in an anonymised format, unless you explicitly state otherwise). They will also provide valuable input for the planned Vilnius declaration on "Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities".


Deadline for submission: 150613


In the context of this conference and Horizon 2020, you may be interested in two pieces of related ESF news:

Horizon2020projects talks to Dr. Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, senior science officer in humanities and social sciences at the ESF, on the role the sector will play in Horizon 2020.

Read the full interview:


Professor Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna) will give a keynote speech at the Lithuanian EU Presidency's Conference in September. The speech will cover certain topical issues, also addressed in the ESF project on The Future of Science in Society which Professor Felt has headed over the past year, and which will shortly produce a report.