Integration of social sciences and humanities in Horizon 2020
Participants, budget and disciplines : 2nd monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2015 under the societal challenges and industrial leadership priorities - Study
One of the novelties of the Horizon 2020 programme is the systematic and strategic integration of the social sciences and humanities into each of the priorities of Horizon 2020 (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020- sections). Contributions from these disciplines are needed to generate new knowledge, support evidence-based policymaking, develop key competences and produce interdisciplinary solutions to both societal and technological issues. The broad integration of the SSH within the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leadership priorities is an exercise that provides both... opportunities and challenges. It provides opportunities by creating more scope for SSH contributions under more thematic areas and more topics than before. It also creates new challenges since this new approach necessitates a change of mind towards more interdisciplinarity. This second monitoring and evaluation report assesses in a thorough and detailed manner how the different SSH disciplines have been integrated into the projects funded in 2015 under the Societal Challenges and the Industrial Leadership priorities. The report illustrates the progress of the new policy on the integration of SSH as a cross-cutting issue but it also points out to areas where further efforts for SSH integration are needed.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission) Themes: Social sciences research, Research policy and organisation
- Subject: budget, business policy, EU programme, innovation, report, research and development, research policy, social impact, social sciences, technology