Cuts to EU Research Budgets
The campaign to prevent cuts to the EU research budget organised by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is still underway with a petition calling for a stop to the cuts gathering 153,000 signatures so far. The list of signatures has already been handed over to the Presidents of the Commission, Parliament and European Council as well as the French president.
The budget for Horizon 2020 will now see “real growth compared to 2013 level” as a result of the campaign. The outcome so far has been a huge success considering the difficult political climate and severe budget constraints many countries are facing but is still not sufficient to meet ambitious targets set by EU leaders. Any cuts to the research budget would have serious implications for the future of science in Europe.
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