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Last updated on Tuesday 20 Dec 2022 at 10:27pm
A new campaign, launched today - 8 February 2022 - asks European leaders to place science collaboration before politics, as the UK’s and Switzerland's participation in the EU's world-leading research and innovation programme Horizon Europe hangs in the balance.
The campaign, ‘Stick to Science’, calls for an open and collaborative research and innovation landscape in Europe that is free from political barriers.
The entire European scientific community is invited to sign this initiative on the dedicated website: www.stick-to-science.eu.
The full press release in English can be read on the Stick to Science website.
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Find further resources on the campaign page: https://stick-to-science.eu/
In the UK we feel that we are running out of time to finalise association to Horizon Europe. Throughout the Brexit process we, and colleagues from all over Europe, argued that it was in our common interest to be part of this programme. It was agreed by the UK and EU as part of the Trade and Co-operation agreement – but the process is now stalled. We simply want all sides to get on with it and speed up association for the UK, and for Switzerland, and not to allow other issues to stand in the way of that.
UUKi is a founding partner of the ‘Stick to Science’ campaign because we believe that we need collaborative science to address global challenges. We stand alongside colleagues across the European research community in urging our governments and the European Commission to allow Europe’s scientists to work together for the benefit of us all.
Vivienne Stern MBE
Director, Universities UK International