The European University Association (EUA) welcomes the report released earlier this week by the High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU research and innovation programmes. The report puts forward a number of new ideas and guiding principles for the 9th Framework Programme (FP9), providing a good basis for the debate on future EU investment in research & innovation.
EUA has actively supported the work of the Group and is pleased to see many of its recommendations reflected in the report. EUA particularly welcomes the Group’s conclusion on the importance of doubling EU research and innovation funding, which should be matched by an increase in national investments. Both are necessary to close the gap between the EU research and innovation priorities and available resources.