15 European university and research organisations call for an ambitious budget for the next EU research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe that will invest in excellent cross-border research and innovation (R&I). This investment is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to build a prosperous future for European society.
The 15 associations call on the EU Institutions and national policy makers to strengthen R&I investment at European level. They urge them to raise the budget for Horizon Europe, to at least €120 billion. Even though a greater amount would be needed to solve the big challenges mentioned above and match the programme’s ambitions, this commitment would give the right signal to boost public and private R&I investment in Europe.
The Call is open to receive support by organisations at national and European levels until September 2019 and can be followed via the Twitter Hashtag #EUInvestInKnowledge.
Freie Universität Berlin is part of the informal network of liaison offices in Brussels UnILiON who helped in drafting the call.