Research and Innovation for the Future of Europe
A Manifesto to promote the discussion on R&I issues
within the Conference on the Future of Europe and beyond
The Conference on the Future of Europe is a unique opportunity for European citizens to reflect and debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities: a citizens-focused, bottom-up exercise for Europeans to have their say on what they expect from the Union. As stated in the joint declaration, the EU must provide inclusive answers to our generation-defining tasks: achieving the green and digital transitions, ensuring a fair, sustainable and competitive economy, addressing geopolitical challenges in the post-COVID-19 global environment.
Research and innovation have shown to be key drivers to address those challenges and therefore R&I issues have been increasingly preeminent in the EU political agenda. The Recovery Plan for Europe NextGenerationEU will mobilise significant resources to support R&I activities. 2021 has also marked the launch of Horizon Europe, the most ambitious EU R&I programme ever with a budget of €95.5 billion over seven years. Despite its central role, research and innovation do not appear among the selected priority topics of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
As an organization
If your organisation wishes to support this initiative, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with attached:
the Letter of Support signed on behalf of your organisation
the logo of your organisation
If you need more information, you can contact the APRE EU Liaison Office at email@example.com