Cuts to the EU research budget could mean Europe loses out on an entire generation of researchers, warned Lidia Borrell-Damián, and compromises the future of research itself.
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In the context of academic freedom and the Bonn Declaration, Marc Schiltz, Science Europe President, is quoted in Science|Business highlighting the struggles that researchers face today even within the European Union
Together with LERU, EUA, EARTO, and the Vice-Presidents of the European Research Council (ERC), we join MEP Christian Ehler from the EEP Group in his call to match the Green & Digital goals with a budget fit for this age.
Science Europe President Marc Schiltz stresses to Research Professional in the context of the Bonn declaration that “academic freedom is of utmost importance for democratic societies to continue building Europe’s resilience.”
The Freedom of Scientific Research – A Key Principle of the Success and Sustainability of the European Research Area
Science Europe welcomes the adoption of the Bonn Declaration on ‘Freedom of Scientific Research’ at today’s Ministerial Conference on the European Research Area (ERA) in Bonn.
In its response to the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Science Europe welcomes the detailed guidance on identifying whether controllership is joint or separate within a given collaboration and identifying an appropriate legal form to establish an agreement. However further clarification through the EDPB Guidelines would be helpful for public research organisations.
My wish is that this will provide a positive message to the young girls who would like to follow the path of science, and to show them that women in science can also have an impact through the research that they are performing.
“The negotiations are going to be tough,” highlights Lidia Borrell-Damián, Science Europe Secretary General, to Research Professional in an article on the 2021-27 EU budget.
An Ambitious Plan Calls for Inclusiveness and Collaboration
Portugal and Slovenia outlined their plans for the European Research Area in 2021 at European Research and Innovation Days 2020. Marc Schiltz, Science Europe President welcomes the ideas but outlines that there’s still a lot that needs to be done.
Mathilde Reumaux, Senior Policy Officer at Science Europe, responds to the European Commission’s plans to update its proposal evaluation processes for Horizon Europe. It is good that initiatives are being trialed ahead of their potential broader rollout, but transparency for applicants is key.