Research Security


Openness, international cooperation, and academic freedom are at the core of worldclass research and innovation. Yet, with growing international tensions and the increasing geopolitical relevance of research and innovation, our researchers and academics are increasingly confronted with risks to research security when cooperating internationally resulting in European research and innovation being affected by malign influence and being misused in ways that affect our security or infringe our ethical norms. It is therefore vital that European higher education institutions and research performing organisations, both public and private, are supported and empowered to address these risks. Precise and proportionate safeguarding measures are needed to keep international cooperation open and safe. Action at EU level is necessary to ensure coherence of measures across the Union.