Joint statement: 110 European associations call for an ambitious European programme for R&I

In the shaping of the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP10), Europacable together with 110 European associations representing key European RD&I stakeholders, hereby urge the EU Institutions to significantly increase the current budget in view of FP10 and to make pan-European collaborative research the cornerstone of FP10, answering industrial needs by excellence.

To further support EU Competitiveness, FP10 must focus on excellent cross-border collaborative RD&I, with a strong industrial participation. Public RD&I investments enabled through the EU Framework Programme are crucial to alleviate market failures and to stimulate private RD&I investments by lowering the risks that such investments represent for the industry.

By pooling resources and expertise through the EU Framework Programme, Member States and the EEA countries, industry, Research and Technology Organisations and academia aim to tackle complex challenges collectively, accelerating the pace of technology maturation and innovation and supporting the EU positioning in today’s technology race.