Industry and RTOs call for ambitious FP9
On 7 June 2017, European Industry and RTOs published a joint declaration calling for an ambitious next EU Framework Programme as a strong support for EU industrial leadership. According to the paper, the next EU R&I Framework Programme should be built on Horizon 2020’s achievements, which means:
- Increasing significantly the overall EU budget for research and innovation in FP9 within the current discussion on the Multiannual Financial Framework,
- Focusing on a well-balanced three-pillar structure, while allocating an equivalent share of the budget to each pillar,
- Strengthening the EU industrial leadership to guarantee sustainable application and implementation of European research,
- Continuing financial incentives in form of grants for all actors of the value chain, including small & large companies.
The 23 signatories of this Joint Declaration express their will to strengthen cooperation with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union to define and implement an ambitious FP9 with a strong focus on EU industrial leadership to position Europe as a global industrial leader and safeguard our growth and jobs.TOP