Two workshops have been organised under the SSH CENTRE project WP1, respectively in Bilbao (Spain) and Pecs (Hungary). The workshop in Bilbao, titled “Southern Voices on Research Geographies” was held on 17 March 2023, co-hosted by The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) & Wikitoki. The workshop in Pecs, titled “From the edge to cutting the edge research funding”, was held on 28 March 2023, organised by the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (CERS). The workshops were aimed at reflecting on the situation of social sciences and humanities respectively in Southern Europe and in Central Eastern Europe. On behalf of K&I, Fabio Feudo participated in the Bilbao workshop and Luciano d’Andrea in the Pecs workshop.