University groups call for more science spending in Horizon Europe
SRNSFG disseminates information about a new initiative by the European Universities regarding the future 9th framework programme for Research and Innovation. Some of Europe’s biggest university groups joint plea to member states and the European Parliament to increase spending on science under the EU’s next research programme - Horizon Europe. Statement includes key messages:
- increase the total budget
- Review the budget allocation
- Include a human and societal reflection, as well as options for fundamental research, in all clusters and missions.
European Research Universities, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and the European University Association (EUA), call for an increase in the total Horizon Europe budget, from €94.1 billion to €160 billion, and a re-organizing of spending priorities within the programme’s three pillars.
The group of universities consider reorganization in the 3 pillar funding structure in the Horizon Europe. The second pillar ,,global challenges and industrial competitiveness “ takes the considerable amount on budget52.7 Billion Euro, while ,,inclusive and secure societies” gets only 2.8 Billion. Meanwhile, the role of universities in the European Innovation Council (EIC), which is earmarked for more than €10 billion for technology commercialisation, “must be amplified and recognised,” the universities say. The group of universities suggest reorganization and underlines the issues which needs to be settled.
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