Integration of social sciences and humanities in Horizon 2020
Participants, budget and disciplines : 4th monitoring report on SSH flagged projects funded in 2017 under the societal challenges and industrial leadership priorities - Study
Monitoring the development of SSH as a cross cutting issue is a commitment made under the Horizon 2020 Programme. To do that, a variety of dimensions are examined, such as budget going to SSH partners (overall and per Work Programme part), qualitative aspects, performance of disciplines and sectors involved and countries participating both as participants and coordinators. A novelty introduced in this year’s report is a number of new chapters summarising the results for both pillar 1 (European Research Council (ERC), Maria Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and Research infrastructures (RI), as... well as Future Emerging Technologies (FET)) and 2 (Societal Challenges) of the programme regarding SSH and inter-disciplinarity. The scope of the report has therefore gradually been extended: ERC data is available since last year’s edition and since this year MSCA, RI, and FET are also covered, while developing a methodology best suited to look at these findings in a meaningful way. This fourth Monitoring Report on Integration of SSH across Horizon 2020 shows that on many aspects progress has been made since the start of the programme. However, it also illustrates that more efforts are needed to get the results strived for in this policy area. Altogether the quantitative data presented by this publication indicate how well the policy of SSH Integration is being followed up in practice. But it is by no means a report that tells the full story of SSH Integration as part of the overall framework programme.