The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) has joined efforts again with 14 European university associations to call on the EU Institutions and national policymakers to invest in an ambitious Horizon Europe budget. This investment is essential to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to build a prosperous future for European society.
The 15 associations call on the EU Institutions and national policymakers to strengthen R&I investment at European level. They urge them to raise the budget of the next EU Programme for R&I (2021-2027), Horizon Europe, to at least €120 billion. Even though a greater amount would be needed to match the programme’s ambitions, this commitment would give the right signal to boost public and private R&I investment in Europe.
The call is open to receive support by organisations at national and European levels. ECIU believes that the more organisations and institutions would adhere to these principles, the more likely our leaders at EU-level and in national contexts will be in a strong position to promote a higher budget for Research and Innovation.
Should your organisation be willing to support publicly the Call, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your organisation’s name and a contact person. Your organisation’s name will be then added to a list of signatories that will be made public early in September.