Documents of the Scientific Committee for the Humanities

Opinion Paper on Radical Innovation: Humanities Research Crossing Knowledge Boundaries and Fostering Deep Change (December 2015)

This Opinion Paper shows how arts and humanities research is at the heart of innovation processes. In this paper the Science Europe Scientific Committee for the Humanities advocates the need for a wider and deeper understanding of the concept of innovation, in order to better prepare Europe to tackle global challenges. The Committee points out ways to achieve stronger European leadership through the promotion of radical innovation by highlighting the contribution of arts and humanities research… read more

Opinion Paper on the Human Factor in the 2014–2015 Work Programme of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges (September 2014)

Since its inauguration in early 2013, the Science Europe Scientific Committee for the Humanities has strongly supported Horizon 2020’s third pillar, Societal Challenges. The Committee realises the importance of the issues addressed, and the urgent need to find solutions to these pressing questions. The Committee is therefore committed to making the Challenges-approach successful… read more

Opinion Paper on Open Access Opportunities for the Humanities (November 2013)

This Opinion Paper produced by the Science Europe Scientific Committee for the Humanities embraces Open Access as the way forward for Humanities disciplines. It has been published on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Berlin Declaration and the accompanying celebratory event, organised by the Max Planck Society on 19–20 November 2013. It encourages the Humanities research community to engage with the new possibilities that Open Access can offer, and at the same time calls on research funding and performing organisations to work together to tackle the specificities and remaining potential obstacles… read more

Opinion Paper on Humanities and Social Sciences in Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges: Implementation and Monitoring (November 2013)

This Opinion Paper has been produced by Science Europe Scientific Committees for the Humanities and the Social Sciences to outline the main prerequisites for the successful integration of Social Sciences and Humanities throughout Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenges and across the entire research ‘ecology’. Overall, these elements should ensure a coherent interplay between the high-level objectives of Horizon 2020, the programme design, its implementation and evaluation… read more

Humanities in the Societal Challenges – 12 Compelling Cases for Policymakers (September 2013)

This is the first brochure produced by the Science Europe Scientific Committee for the Humanities, with the objective to increase awareness of how the humanities are actually contributing to the Societal Challenges. The humanities have important resources to offer and it is essential that in the formulation of the Horizon 2020 programme texts there is scope to include these valuable lines of research. The projects highlighted in the brochure not only have made a concrete, societal impact but also break through the usual stereotypes of the humanities and therefore widened the view on our field… read more

News

(01/12/17) Science Europe responds to the conclusions adopted today by the EU Competitiveness Council… read more

(01/12/17) Marc Schiltz (FNR) is the new President of Science Europe… read more

(07/11/17) Science Europe calls for simplification in Policy Brief on Public-to-Public Partnerships…read more

(Tallinn, 12 October 2017) The Tallinn Call for Action is released today by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It repeats the recommendation from Science Europe’s July 2017 Position Statement ‘On A New Vision for More Meaningful Research Impact Assessment’. Read more

(26/09/17) European R&I community urgently calls to revise the TDM exception in the copyright reform... read more

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(28/11/2017) The Governing Board of Science Europe released an open letter on the EOSC… read more

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