Published Dec. 9, 2020 11:53 AM

The Guild calls for an urgent funding boost to the Excellence Science Pillar of Horizon Europe, which covers the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) supporting the mobility of Europe’s best research talent, the European Research Council (ERC) as well as research infrastructures, in order to achieve a balanced resourcing of the three pillars of the programme.

Published Nov. 13, 2020 9:28 AM

After two months of intense negotiations, the European Parliament and the German Presidency of the Council give green light to a budget increase1 of €4bn to Horizon Europe, €2.2bn to Erasmus+ and €3.4bn to EU4Health, if unanimously approved by European leaders. The Guild calls the additional €4bn to be used for increasing the share of Horizon Europe’s Excellent Science Pillar.

Published Oct. 29, 2020 3:39 PM

On 23 October, Presidents of The Guild met for the second General Assembly of 2020. The participants had the opportunity to exchange views with Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General, DG RTD) and Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (Interim  President of the ERC) on Horizon Europe and on the role of research post-pandemic, as negotiations on the budget of Europe’s flagship programme resume between the European Parliament and the Council.

Published July 24, 2020 2:42 PM

As a world-leading mathematician, and through his deep understanding of subjects right across the disciplinary spectrum, Prof. Bourguignon enjoys the deep trust of the scientific community. As ERC President, Prof. Bourguignon has been an outstanding leader of Europe’s pre-eminent research council, recognised as Europe’s spokesperson on behalf of frontier-led science.

Published July 22, 2020 8:34 AM

As negotiations between the EU and the UK continue, The Guild has joined over 100 other organisations and researchers calling for science to be at the core of the future relationship. Signatories include the Wellcome Trust, the Russell Group, the Directors of 48 Max Planck Institutes, Carlos Moedas, former European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation and the Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse.

Published July 2, 2020 1:51 PM

In this interview, The Guild discusses with the European Commission how Open Science will be mainstreamed in Horizon Europe and what are the concrete implications for researchers and their institutions.

Published June 10, 2020 11:53 AM

The document, named “A Year of Transitions and Opportunities”, looks back at the key areas of engagement of The Guild network over the past year, and gives an overview of its working groups and activities. More broadly, the annual report reflects on the network’s achievements and looks at the challenges lying ahead.

Published June 4, 2020 12:32 PM

At the 2 June 2020 General Assembly meeting, Presidents of The Guild member universities voted on the new Board for the coming year.  They  re-elected Vincent Blondel (UCLouvain) as Chair of The Guild for another year.