07 Mar 2022
Extraordinary ERAC meeting discusses measures in R&I policy in the context of Ukraine war
ERAC, the European Research and Innovation Area Committee, met for an extraordinary videoconference meeting on 4 March 2022, in order to discuss the actions being taken within Research and Innovation policies - both at national and at EU level - in the light of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. The European Commission presented the measures being taken in the context of Horizon Europe, while the Member States representatives provided informed on the respective measure at national level.
The meeting showed that the EU stands fully united against the Russian aggression and in support of the Ukrainian people. All Member States fully support the EU sanctions against Russia, the strong restrictions against Russian science and research institutions, and support measures for Ukrainian researchers and students at EU level. The Member States also announced a wide variety of measures at national level. This extraordinary meeting provided proof of the new role of ERAC in coordinating R&I policies at high executive level.