Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

SSH aims at understanding complex, interrelated socioeconomic phenomenons in Europe und creating better knowledge bases for European politics. Funding ‘Socio-economic sciences and the humanities’ (SSH) will contribute to an in-depth, shared understanding of the complex and interrelated socio economic challenges Europe is confronted with.

SSH  consists of eight Areas. In a work programme published on a yearly basis different Topics are decribed in detail, e.g. ERA-Net, INCO, Infrastructure or NEST are integrated as supplementary programme elements.

Areas in SSH:

1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society
2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective
3. Major trends in society and their implications
4. Europe in the world
5. The citizen in the European Union
6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators
7. Foresight activities
8. Strategic activities (horizontal actions)

Filing a proposal is only possible referring to one of the specific Calls which are published on the European Commission’s Participant Portal.

In general at least three independent legal entities out of three different EU member or associated countries have to form a consortium. Consortia including small and medium-sized enterprises are funded with preference.

The detailed eligibility criteria and conditions are defined in the respective Work Programme and the Call Fiche.