Young Academy of Europe presents statement on FP9
In its statement paper on FP9, the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) urges the EC to make the continuation of the COST, ERC, Marie Skłodowska-Curie programmes a top priority in FP9. YAE calls for more funding for bottom-up, blue-sky research. At the same time, YAE calls to reduce the administrative burden on researchers by following the efficient administrative handling of, e.g., the COST Association and ERCEA, and by moving the management workload to professional project managers, not researchers. Other key issues are: recognition of domain diversity; ending bibliometrics as a primary quality criterion; bringing down publication costs; prioritising young researchers and incentivising research-poor countries.
The Young Academy of Europe is a is a bottom-up initiative of a group of recognised European young scientists with outspoken views about science and science policy.
The full paper can be downloaded here.