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SSH integration in Horizon Europe

The integration of Social Science and Humanities (SSH) remains a principle throughout the Horizon Europe Programme. Where relevant contributions from Social Sciences and Humanities should be included in the proposals.

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As in Horizon 2020, the integration of Social Science and Humanities (SSH) remains a principle throughout the Horizon Europe Programme especially in all the clusters, including missions and partnerships. Global challenges are very complex and cannot be solved by one disciplines but often require a collaboration between different disciplines. The disciplines in Social Science and Humanities (a list of SSH disciplines can be consulted on page 20 and 21 of the Horizon Europe Programme Guide) can play an very important role in resolving these complex challenges. Hence, when relevant contributions from Social Sciences and Humanities should be included in the proposals.

Where to find SSH topics?

Horizon Europe calls where contributions from the Social Sciences and Humanities are strongly encouraged or needed will be flagged and can be found on the Funding & Tenders Portal.

Net4Society has also compiled a document that provides an overview of all the calls in Horizon Europe under the current available works programmes that could be relevant for researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Evaluation

Proposals that are submitted under SSH Flagged Topics will be evaluated for their SSH contribution in the proposal. The experts will first refer to the topic description to identify what the expected SSH contributions are. With this in mind, they will evaluate the contributions from SSH in the proposal, according to the criteria. A proposal without a sufficient contribution/integration of SSH research and competences will receive a lower evaluation score so make sure to pay enough attention to this aspect in the proposal.

More information on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities can also be found in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide (p.20-21)

Useful links

On this webpage produced by Net4Society, the NCP Network for Cluster 2, you can find more background information on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon Europe.

 

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ERC grants awarded to professor Inez Germeys

Professor Inez Germeys leads the Center for Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, which is a large multi-disciplinary research group focusing on the interaction between the person and the environment in the development of psychopathology. She has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant (INTERACT) and Proof of Concept grant (IMPACT). With these grants professor Germeys and her team researched a new mobile self-management therapy for patients with a psychotic disorder. The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Daily Life (ACT-DL) was further developed for the clinical environment. In line with that the Horizon 2020 IMMERSE project aims to thoroughly evaluate strategies, processes, and outcomes of implementing a digital mobile mental health solution.