SPIRE: Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

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The SPIRE association has signed together with 92 other European associations a joint statement for the ambitious Horizon Europe programme urging the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

The statement also calls on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices), of which at least 60% should be dedicated to the “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness” pillar. This budget would ensure Horizon Europe delivers on its promises to:

  • Boosting Europe’s future growth, employment and competitiveness,
  • Securing Europe’s seat amongst the frontrunners of the technological revolution, and 
  • Developing and scaling up the technologies that will power our continent in the 21st century. 

For more information, we invite you to read the 'Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe' here