Horizon 2020: Integrating social sciences and humanities
The new policy priority for Horizon 2020 (full integration of social sciences and humanities research into each of its priorities) is based on the insight that European social sciences and humanities (SSH), such as sociology and economics, psychology and political science, history and cultural sciences, law and ethics, are world class and that they are essential to ensure that Horizon 2020 delivers value and benefits to society. The goal of this monitoring report is to assess to what extent the 2014 calls for proposals under the Societal Challenges and the Industrial Leadership priorities have delivered on the integration of SSH as a cross-cutting issue. The report provides data on the budget dedicated to SSH activities, the share of SSH partners as well as their country affiliation and type of activity, the prevalence of various disciplines, and the overall quality of integration. Lessons learned have been gradually fed into the preparation of the 2016-2017 Work Programme.