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16 Sep.2019

Joint Statement: 93 European Associations call for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research, along with its research and industrial partners representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, have published a 3rd Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme. The 93 European associations signatories of this Joint Statement urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

We call on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices). We call on EU Institutions to prioritise excellent cross-border collaborative RD&I with impact within Horizon Europe, and to allocate a budget share of at least 60% of Horizon Europe’s total budget to its pillar II - Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness.

We are fully convinced that Europe has the potential to lead the global innovation race and to remain a model of economic and social prosperity. For that, Europe needs to strongly invest in pan-European collaborative RD&I.