European university associations propose amendments to Horizon Europe
A group of 13 pan-European university associations have presented a series of amendments to the European Commission's proposals for the Horizon Europe draft regulation, the Specific Programme and related annexes.
The list of proposed amendments builds on recommendations already stated by these associations in two joint statements published in March and in June this year, calling, amongst other issues, for doubling the R&I and education budget in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The detailed list of proposed amendments was sent to the European Parliament's two lead rapporteurs for Horizon Europe, Dan Nica and Christian Ehler, on 29 June 2018. The amendments argue again in favour of increasing the total budget and reviewing the budget allocation, and call for a strong focus on research next to innovation, and the need to fund basic research activities also outside pillar I, as well as for including human and societal reflections throughout the programme. Improving the efficiency of the programme management is also an issue that is addressed, amongst others.
The 13 signatory associations are: CESAER, CLUSTER, Coïmbra Group, EARMA, EASSH, ECIU, EUA, The Guild, IDEA League, LERU, SEFI, UNICA and YERUN.
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