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17 Apr 2019

Background paper from Austrian EU Presidency Conference on SSH impact published

This Working Paper builds on the scientific discourse on valuation of SSH research as well as SSH-integration in EU framework programmes and aims at summarising the key findings from the November 2018 Austrian EU Presidency Conference “Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research”.

The paper deals with the topic in three parts. First, it discusses recent trends in research funding. Second, it provides a brief historical overview of the efforts of integrating SSH into the EU Research Framework Programme. It then adds some observations about continued challenges in SSH. Finally, it concludes with some suggestions for SSH scholars, based on the discussions from the conference. In this regard, the Working Paper is also a document for further reading for those who have read earlier, shorter texts that were published in preparation of that conference.

The publication can be downloaded here.

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