Statement on the New European Innovation Agenda | 7 July 2022
Published on 5 July, the New European Innovation Agenda puts forward a number of key actions to develop the innovation ecosystems in Europe. By putting emphasis on deep tech, the Agenda misses to embrace all types of innovation and neglects the crucial role of some actors, including universities, in developing these ecosystems.
The EIC must better recognise the role of technology transfer offices to enhance knowledge valorisation
Statement on Christian Ehler's EIC report | 20 June 2022
Contributing to MEP Christian Ehler’s report on the implementation of the European Innovation Council (EIC), The Guild calls for the EIC to better recognise the role of universities’ technology transfer offices as key actors in the emergence of breakthrough innovations.
EIC provisions for inventors must strengthen universities as powerhouses of Europe’s innovation ecosystem
Statement on EIC IP provisions | 24 May 2022
The Guild expresses concerns about the provisions in the Horizon Europe grant agreement that give ‘EIC inventors’ indefinite royalty-free access rights. Ensuring that universities across Europe have well-functioning knowledge and technology transfer offices would be a better approach to maximise the exploitation of research results.
Statement on academic publishing | 17 May 2022
Ahead of the June Competitiveness Council, where the ministers will be invited to adopt conclusions on research assessment and implementation of Open Science policies, The Guild urges the member states to ensure that Open Access serves science, not publishers.
Statement on European Health Data Space | 4 May 2022
The Guild welcomes the publication, on Tuesday 3rd May, of the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on the European Health Data Space (EHDS).
European research universities agree on a set of principles for international cooperation in research
Joint statement on international cooperation | 27 April 2022
The German U15, The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, and Udice emphasise the necessity to strengthen international cooperation in research to meet global challenges.
Statement on 6 April Council conclusions | 8 April 2022
The Guild welcomes the Council conclusions on a European strategy empowering higher education institutions for the future of Europe.
The Guild calls for the European Union to remove barriers for conducting multinational clinical trials
Statement on clinical trials | 28 March 2022
The Guild urges the member states and the European Commission to address critical obstacles that researchers are facing when conducting multinational clinical trials, particularly regarding the sharing and reuse of health data.
The Guild calls for policymakers to adapt EU instruments and national regulations to support students and researchers from Ukraine
Statement on Ukraine and EU support | 21 March 2022
The Guild issues a set of recommendations for concrete support measures to help staff and students from Ukraine, urging the European Commission, the French Presidency of the Council, and the national governments to support universities effectively and flexibly.
Statement on gender and diversity definitions | 8 March 2022
The Guild suggests definitions of key terms to support universities in achieving more diversity, equity and inclusion.
Statement on Data Act proposal | 28 February 2022
Statement on Ukraine | 25 February 2022
Statement on joint AU-EU Innovation Agenda | 16 February 2022
The Guild universities raise concerns about the implementation of the first year of the new Erasmus+ programme
Statement on the new Erasmus+ programme | 25 January 2022
Statement on European strategy for universities | 20 January 2022
Survey on Horizon Europe Application Process | 13 January 2022
Statement on Lump Sum Pilot | 7 January 2022
ARUA and The Guild call for the AU and EU to act as levers for widespread and coordinated support for the African knowledge society
ARUA - The Guild joint statement | 17 December 2021
Statement on AI Act | 14 December 2021
Statement on Widening participation | 25 November 2021
Joint statement on the UK's association to Horizon Europe | 4 November 2021
Statement on Knowledge Valorisation | 22 October 2021
Statement on Academic Freedom | 17 June 2021
Statement on European Universities | 25 May 2021
The EU’s emerging Pact for Research and Innovation should meet the expectations of the research sector
Statement on European Research Area | 27 April 2021
Joint statement on Horizon Europe | 23 April 2021
Europe must be empowered to address its key challenges through additional investments for fundamental research
Statement on Horizon Europe's budget | 9 December 2020
Research activities of universities must continue to be supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Statement on European Regional Development Funds | 30 October 2020
The Guild welcomes the potential of the European Research and Education Areas to boost the excellence of the European higher education sector
Statement on the European Research and Education Areas | 1 October 2020
The Guild calls on EU institutions to increase investments in fundamental research in Horizon Europe
Statement on Horizon Europe's budget | 11 September 2020
The Guild welcomes the appointment of Jean-Pierre Bourguignon as acting President of the European Research Council
Statement on ERC | 24 July 2020
Statement on EU budget | 22 July 2020
Securing a strong outcome for research in the EU-UK future relationship: reaching an agreement on UK participation in Horizon Europe
The Guild reissues its call for the European Research Area (ERA) to focus on strengthening the production of new knowledge through academic research.
European ambition for research and innovation needs stronger reflection in the EU’s budget for 2021-2027
The Guild urges the Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament to increase their commitment to research, education and innovation in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), and ensure a timely start for 2021.
The Guild expresses its full support to the European Research Council (ERC), following its request made on 27 March for Prof. Mauro Ferrari to resign as President of the ERC.
Joint Statement on Horizon Europe | 8 November 2018