Under the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 1 (Health, demographic change and wellbeing), the European Commission has published a second call for an Expression of Interest on 19 May 2020.
EASSH has joined the World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN) as a partner in order to assess the societal and human impacts of Covid-19. This platform maintains a searchable global directory of research projects, surveys and initiatives about the societal and human impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
EASSH supports the campaign started by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) asking Member States to keep their commitment to Horizon Europe as high as proposed by the Parliament despite an overall lower investment in the Multiannual Financial Framework.
EASSH signed an open letter to the Presidents Sassoli, Dr. Juncker and Dr. von der Leyen to demand explicitly that the EU commission revises the title for commissioner Gabriel to “Education, Research, Innovation and Youth” reflecting Europe’s dedication to all of these crucial areas.