Position paper on R&I missions | 14 December 2017
The Guild welcomes the new mission-oriented approach to challenge-driven research in the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). Formulating missions that address the concerns of European citizens, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and foster interdisciplinary and transnational research excellence holds great potential to build on the successes of the current and past framework programmes.
Missions submitted by Guild members | 14 December 2017
This document presents proposals for missions for the EU’s next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9) stemming from the academic communities of The Guild’s nineteen member universities.
Position paper on the ninth Framework Programme | 12 June 2017
The European Union provides outstanding added value to research, innovation, and education. No other continent, no other group of states has developed such a capacity to bring together the best minds across borders to solve major challenges, create knowledge, and acquire new skills. The budget for research and innovation in the next Framework Programme (FP9) needs to be increased to €130bn as the EU must concentrate on areas where it provides the most added value to Member States.
Position paper on Erasmus+ | 31 May 2017
In its submission to the Interim Evaluation of Erasmus+, the Guild emphasises the importance of raising the aspirations for the programme. Erasmus+ must reach its full potential to serve the present and future needs of European citizens in a fast-changing world.
Position paper on the ninth Framework Programme | 2 March 2017
Research and Education are part of the foundation of European public life. They are predicated on values, trust, and the pursuit of truth, without which our institutions and our interactions cannot function. The next Framework Programme must strengthen frontier-led science. We must also be bold in addressing the structural and cultural impediments to research excellence in all parts of Europe.
Position paper on the Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020 | 16 January 2017
Knowledge creation is key to Europe’s cultures, societies, and economies. Europe’s potential for research and innovation is reliant upon its universities as the environment in which scientific knowledge is gained and future innovators are educated. The Guild makes nine propositions for how Horizon 2020 and its successor programme could further strengthen excellence in research and innovation across Europe.