EUA members call for more competitiveness and efficiency in Horizon 2020
The EUA’s contribution to the mid-term evaluation of Horizon 2020 brings together a set of sore messages addressed to EU institutions, national policy makers and universities with a view to improve competitiveness and efficiency of the EU’s leading research funding programme and to inform the design of the next generation of Framework Programme.
The messages are supported by the results of EUA’s consultation of tits membership on Horizon 2020 and EUA’s broader work on university research and funding. They encapsulate the view of the university sector as a key stakeholder in the European research and innovation landscape. The core messages include that excellent fundamental and frontier research must remain at the centre of Horizon 2020 and its successor. In addition, instruments for widening participation should be reinforced.
EUA Member Consultation: A Contribution to the Horizon 2020 Mid-term Review