Statement from university networks and associations on Doubling Investment in Research Innovation and Education in Europe

Thirteen European associations of universities call upon the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council, to double the budget for research, innovation and education in the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF).

The aim of this joint declaration is to boost Europe's competitiveness and sustainability by doubling the budget of the 9th EU Framework Programme (FP9) for Research & Innovation to 160 billion euro.  According to this statement, “this doubling would enable the EU to emerge as a global leader in areas like future-energy batteries, smart and clean buildings and vehicles, infectious diseases, and the circular economy”

The joint network statement is signed by CESAER, CLUSTER, Coïmbra Group, EARMA, EASSH, ECIU, EUA, The Guild, IDEA League, LERU, SEFI, UNICA and YERUN.

To read the entire statement, please click here.