Horizon Europe Working Group

The ALLEA Horizon Europe Working Group aims to develop suggestions for the EU’s future research and innovation programmes which will be initiated after the conclusion of Horizon 2020, the EU’s current programme on research and innovation.

Following the decision of the 2016 ALLEA General Assembly in Vienna, the Group was set up as a successor to the ALLEA Working Group on Social Sciences and Humanities (WGSSH). The Working Group seeks to continue to ensure that any successor research programme to Horizon 2020 is developed with the interests of the Wissenschafts community in mind and in particular to ensure that the Social Sciences and Humanities are fully represented.

Programme of action

Engaging with the European Institutions, particularly the European Commission and the European Parliament, on the development of Horizon 2020’s mid-term review and interim evaluation, as well as discussions for post-Horizon 2020 successor programme(s), the next being Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027);

• Encouraging deliberation and foresight within the ALLEA member academies on the fields and activities in which EU funding will be a priority within the period 2020 to 2030, and to develop suggestions following such deliberation which can be delivered to the EU Institutions in a timely fashion to contribute to the shaping of new programmes of EU research funding;

• Producing regular updates for member Academies and for the ALLEA Board on progress in achieving the objectives of the Group and also to identify instances in which member Academies may wish to work in their national contexts;

• Taking into account at all times the position of the humanities and the social sciences in any post-Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme(s).


Joint Statement

Living Together: Missions for Shaping the Future

December 2017

Position Paper on

Developing a Vision for Framework Programme 9

July 2017



Members of the Horizon Europe Working Group

  • Revd. Professor John Bell QC (hon.) FBA, British Academy (Chair)
  • Professor Axel Börsch-Supan, Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • Professor Graham Caie, Royal Society of Edinburgh (UK), ALLEA Vice President
  • Professor Ali Çarkoğlu, Bilim Akademisi (The Science Academy, Turkey)
  • Professor Alberto Conte, Turin Academy of Sciences (Italy)
  • Professor Marta Estrada, Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Professor Ottmar Ette, Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • Professor Andrea Evers, De Jonge Akademie (Netherlands)
  • Professor Tibor Frank, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Professor Gábor Hamza, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Professor Muhamedin Kullashi, Kosovo Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor Maria Marcuzzo, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italy)
  • Professor Mary O’Dowd, Royal Irish Academy
  • Professor Thomas Olechowski, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Professor Simona Pekarek Doehler, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor Gevorg Poghosyan, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
  • Professor Kerstin Sahlin, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Professor Birgitta Svensson, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
  • Professor Przemysław Urbańczyk, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Professor Krista Varantola, Council of Finnish Academies, ALLEA Vice President
  • Professor Didier Viviers, Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (Belgium)