Social Science and Humanities Representative Bodies of the G7 (SSH7)

The UK is the host of this year’s G7. In recognition of this, the British Academy has convened a virtual forum of SSH7 – social science and humanities representative bodies of every country in the G7. Our world-leading humanities and social sciences sectors across the G7 are coming together to provide a global platform for this research excellence and for the vital contribution these disciplines can bring to major societal, behavioural and environmental challenges of today. We have agreed a series of statements on one of the greatest challenges we face, namely the COVID-19 pandemic and our recovery from its impacts.



An overview of a series of statements from national social science and humanities bodies in the G7 on one of the greatest challenges we face: the COVID-19 pandemic and our recovery from its impacts.

Community Engagement

This statement on community engagement focuses on how context specific to place, culture, social and economic factors, shape people’s responses to COVID-19.

Education, Skills and Employment

This statement on education, skills and employment focuses on responses in and beyond the pandemic for education, work and employment.

Trust, Transparency and Data Gathering

This statement on trust, transparency and data gathering focuses on how COVID-19 has affected society’s relationships with information, government and private data, the media and the role of experts.

Inequalities and Cohesion

This statement on inequalities and cohesion focuses on how COVID-19 has affected and highlighted inequalities and relationships between communities of people, and senses of community and belonging.

Fiscal Policy

This statement includes recommendations concerning fiscal support, fiscal stimuli, recovery measures, structural challenges, tax reform, environmental taxes as well as public debt management.

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