Horizon 2020 – Interim Evaluation confirms Relevance of Social Sciences and Humanities Research

Analysis of Societal Challenge 6 Evaluation of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2016).

The German National Contact Point Society made a summary of the Societal Challenge 6 Interim Evaluation.

The Interim Evaluation is based on a detailed analysis of Societal Challenge 6 (SC6) “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”.
The SC6 assessment is primarily based on a desk study, consisting of information from the EU Commission’s CORDA monitoring data and the analyses carried out by the FP7 project IMPACT-EV (Evaluating the impact and outcomes of EU SSH Research) which are based on e-CORDA data of the EU Commission and a survey of 56 H2020 projects that were funded in the work Programme 2014 – 2015.

It was also based on the report of the study, “Assessment of the Union Added Value and the Economic Impact of the EU Framework Programmes” (FP7, Horizon 2020)” and the position paper from LERU (League of European Research Universities, advice Paper No. 21, October 2016), as well as the policy reviews performed by DG RTD-B6, the Commission’s unit responsible for Societal Challenge 6.

Finally, insights from the ex-post evaluation of the 7th Research Framework Programme were added.


Download the summary here.


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