EERA endorses Manifesto on "MFF for Research & Innovation"

EERA and other research associations have endorsed a manifesto asking to recognize research and research based innovation as the main drivers of EU competitiveness and growth:

"Within a few months the EU Council will adopt the next Multiannual Financial Framework, setting up the Union budget for 2021-27, as well as the funds allocation for each one of the main chapters, namely Agriculture policy, Cohesion and Competitiveness.t is now the right time for recognizing research and research-based innovation as the main
drivers of EU competitiveness and growth. This opportunity will be pivotal to rethink R&I
policies and investments in Europe, putting research and innovation at the forefront. To  this  end, the  forthcoming  EU  Multiannual  Financial  Framework will  be  a significant political challenge and constitutes a unique occasion for the EU Member states, through an adequate funding with substantial increase of the present budget allocation, to concretely translate these wishes into fact." 

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