On 27 November 2014 the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has invited high-level participants to take part in the invitation-only Stakeholder Workshop “Embedding Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020”. A limited number of eminent experts from international scientific organisations met representatives from the European Commission, particularly from its Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. ALLEA has been represented by Professor John Bell FBA, chair of the ALLEA Working Group on Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Fellow of the British Academy.
The workshop sought to inform about current and previous activities of the European Commission with regard to embedding the SSH and aimed to further shape the SSH dimensions in the 2016-2017 Work Programme.
The Commission sought concrete input from the most relevant European stakeholders on possible ways forward to integrate interdisciplinary approaches in the Horizon 2020 programme throughout all its pillars.