The platforms are one of the key research and strategy initiatives set up by FMSH. They are dedicated to subjects that will stimulate the social science & humanities field and will be of interest to decision-makers, social affairs players and the general public alike. Their tasks are to host research, develop national and international networks and form partnerships with French or foreign organisations and foundations. They foster knowledge production and innovative debate, organising a range of activities and meetings (workshops, seminars, expert studies, international symposia).
Three platforms were established over the course of 2015:
- Violence and Exiting Violence
- Humanitarian Affairs
- Development and International Aid and the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP)
A fourth platform on Education and Digital Technology will be set up in 2016.