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(05-02-2018) Publication of position paper on SSH research in future EU funding

The Pirenne Consortium for Medieval Studies, together with the other Research Consortia, Ghent University's EU Office and several leading SSH research universities,  has co-authored a position paper that calls on the EU to create better opportunities for SSH research in the 9th EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (FP9).

Specifically, the writing' group provides five recommendations:




  1. Create an SSH Platform and strengthen multidisciplinary collaboration
  2. Encourage researchers to think about how to generate academic and societal impact when drafting proposals
  3. Recognise that all disciplines crucially contribute to the goals of an inclusive and prosperous Europe
  4. Invest in high-quality SSH research & innovation opportunities 
  5. Add a target budget of 10% to the existing KPI for SSH