ECIU and 24 other associations sent today a joint letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in support of the United Kingdom’s association to Horizon Europe as soon as possible.
Longstanding collaboration with the UK is crucial to tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges, boosting competitiveness and growth. In order to succeed in the twin green and digital transitions and to maintain its strategic autonomy, Europe needs a strong framework programme and collaboration with its closest partner in research and innovation.
With the first Horizon Europe grant agreements approaching and new calls soon to be launched, we call for the association of the UK to Horizon Europe to go forward without further delay.
The 24 organisations represent over 1,000 universities and universities of applied sciences, 56 academies of science, 38 research performing and funding organisations, 33 rectors’ conferences, as well as 120 regional organisations