Postal addressThe Guild of European
Rue du Trône 98
B - 1050 Brussels
The Commission’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) proposal is out, and the headline figure is €100bn for research and innovation between 2021 and 2027. Yet, the Guild and other university associations called for an increase to €160bn.
Increasing the focus on the Social Sciences and Humanities
As European associations of universities, we call upon the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council, to double the budget for research, innovation, and education in the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF).
On 14 March, the University of Ljubljana and the Guild organised a conference on widening participation and strengthening synergies in the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).
Our competitiveness and the way in which our societies advance both depend on our ability to innovate.
An interview with prof. Marko Topič from the University of Ljubljana
What does impact from curiosity-driven research look like?
In its response to the report of the High-Level Group on maximising the impact of European Research and Innovation Programmes (Lamy Report), The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities welcomes the call to double spending on research and innovation at European level, and to bring national investments to 3% of GDP in EU Member States.
The Guild’s expert group on Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation met in Kraków on 29-30 June for a symposium organised by The Guild and Jagiellonian University.
Brussels, Belgium - The Lamy Report, published on 3 July, makes a strong argument for the next Framework Programme (FP9) to comprise a budget of between €120bn and €160bn. The Guild welcomes the Report’s strong commitment to research and innovation as central to Europe’s future.