ERRIN supports manifesto to promote discussion of R&I within Conference on the Future of Europe
17/11/2021

ERRIN supports manifesto to promote discussion of R&I within Conference on the Future of Europe

ERRIN joins 19 other European research and innovation actors to call for the Conference on the Future of Europe to place R&I at the centre of the debate on the EU's future challenges and priorities. 

The manifesto 'Research and Innovation for the Future of Europe,' is signed by national organisations and transnational associations representing the entire European R&I landscape, from universities to research institutions and RTOs, to business and regional associations, including ERRIN, Business Europe, EARTO, LERU, The Guild and more. The manifesto is now open for public subscription at researchforeurope.eu.

The Conference on the Future of Europe started last spring and has now entered its decisive phase. It has been presented as a unique opportunity for European citizens to reflect and debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities. However, despite its central role, research and innovation do not appear among the selected priority topics of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

This manifesto calls for the EU to raise its ambitions on the ongoing relaunch of the European Research Area, design a stronger innovation policy framework for the new decade and conceive an enhanced Europe-proof public and private funding approach for R&D. 

Read the full manifesto here or in the attached document, where you can also find the press release.