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16 Sep 2019

Research and industry associations call for an ambitious Horizon Europe

93 European associations representing European European research & innovation stakeholders have published a 3rd Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme. The 93 European associations signatories of this Joint Statement urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

The signatories of this statement call on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices). They also call on EU Institutions to prioritise excellent cross-border collaborative RD&I with impact within Horizon Europe, and to allocate a budget share of at least 60% of Horizon Europe’s total budget to its pillar II "Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness". This pillar, they state, is crucial to build long-term trust-based partnerships amongst a wide variety of European RD&I actors; to Reduce risk and uncertainty and stimulate business investment in Europe; and to join forces at EU level to better face the great challenges of today and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Joint Statement and full list of signatories

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