Why the EU supports social sciences and humanities (SSH) research
The EU stands for a unique way of combining economic growth with high levels of social protection and inclusion, shared values including democracy, human rights, gender equality, and the richness of cultural diversity.
This model is constantly evolving and needs to deal with multidimensional challenges.
Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme 2014-2020, devoted significant resources to fostering a greater understanding of Europe and providing solutions for inclusive, innovative and reflective European societies.
Building on these achievements, research and innovation activities under Horizon Europe, the current research and innovation funding programme will focus on democratic governance, cultural heritage, and social and economic transformations.
The priorities are interconnected and respond to the most pressing social, political, economic and cultural concerns and expectations of European citizens.
Cultural heritage and Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs)
Calls for proposal in SSH are mainly in Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive society
Projects and results
Research project database (CORDIS)
The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects
Project success stories
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects
Results pack: Challenges to democracy in Europe
Results of projects that help explain the political situation and provide recommendations on how policymakers, citizens and other organisations can better respond to the challenges facing European democracy.
Results pack: Migration and migrant integration
Results of projects that highlight EU-funded social sciences research to better understand the challenges and opportunities surrounding migration and migrant integration in Europe.
Results pack: Digital technologies and cultural heritage
Results of projects that have created digital technologies that help to ensure the preservation of Europe’s cultural heritage.
Horizon Results Platform
Platform where framework programme funding recipients present their results to search, contact their owners and form partnerships
Horizon 2020 dashboard
Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more
Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation framework programmes.
Collaboration and jobs
Researcher jobs in related fields
Find project partners
Find partners for open calls for proposal and view profiles of organisations that have previously received funding through the funding and tenders portal
Scientific publications, tools and databases
EU Open Data Portal
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE