EASSH recommends four crucial steps: 1) A European Social Platform needs to be established to complement the existing 41 ETPs to create efficient communication between the SSH community and the EC, which EASSH would be happy to host 2) Co-design of calls & topics (here also a trusted ETP platform for structural consultation and SSH input in the process would be highly valuable) 3) Clear evaluation criteria to make the SSH component compulsory in flagged topics 4) Panels of experts from different disciplinary backgrounds across the whole programme.

EASSH thanks the task force helping developing this paper and in particular EASSH members Gent University, Net4Society, NetIAS and the UK Academy for Social Sciences.

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