The EU has sought to stimulate research collaborations for decades to enhance synergies among European research communities and to support its own policy goals. However, disparities remain in terms of overall participation, roles within cooperative research and financial contributions received by different regions. One objective of the SSH CENTRE is to help overcome fragmentation by enabling better representation of SSH research from across Europe. SSH CENTRE (Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence) will engage directly with stakeholders across research, policy, and business (including citizens) to strengthen social innovation, SSH-STEM collaboration, transdisciplinary policy advice, inclusive engagement, and SSH communities across Europe, accelerating the EU’s transition to carbon neutrality.
To this end, the project has launched a Call for Evidence on ‘Transition-focussed Social Sciences & Humanities in Southern and Central Eastern Europe’ to gather the views of climate, energy and mobility researchers who have worked in Southern and Central Eastern Europe (now or in the past). Results will feed into a Position Statement which will be submitted to the European Commission (Directorate-General for Research & Innovation) on how SSH in Southern and Central Eastern Europe can be better supported. Feel free to also share this Call with colleagues and institutions in S/CE Europe: