The Working Paper “SSH-Impact Pathways and SSH-Integration in EU Research Framework Programmes.” 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”. It 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 that 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.

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