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13 Jul 2020

The Guild publishes statement on ERA

In its recently published statement, The Guild calls on decision makers to use the current momentum for science to reinforce the core objective of ERA, which is to build on Europe’s capacities for excellence in research. According to the paper, an acknowledgement of the role of fundamental research has been missing in recent R&I policy developments at EU level, despite the growing need for investments in frontier-led research demonstrated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Guild calls on European governments to increase their investment in publicly-funded research and institutional funding of universities as part of their commitment to the renewed ERA. With a view to ESIF, The Guild calls on decision makers in regional policy to urgently address those measures preventing the use of ESIF to support universities and their research activities, and to ensure prominent support for them as funding priorities.

The statement can be downloaded here.

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