Horizon 2020 aims at including the Social Sciences and Humanities as a cross-cutting issue and consequently it is, additionally to Societal Challenge 6, embedded into each pillar and objective of Horizon 2020. The idea is to fully integrate the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines together with the SSH tackling the complex societal issues of European societies.
The Socio-economic sciences and Humanities include a wide range of disciplines, encompassing sociology and economics, psychology and political science, history and cultural sciences, law and ethics.
In addition to Horizon 2020, a number of European research funding initiatives provide further funding opportunities for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). On this website, open calls of relevance for SSH in ERA-Nets, Joint Programming Initiatives, Joint Technology Initiative or Article 185-Initiatives are listed.