Call for action: petition for a specific programme for Science & Society in Horizon Europe Network of National Contact Points for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020, the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020, has just released an open letter and a petition to ensure funding for a specific programme dedicated to science, society and citizens' initiatives. Ecsite is supporting this campaign, which is converging with our own advocacy efforts.

The European Commission’s proposal regarding the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe) envisages neither a specific programme line nor a sufficient budget dedicated to Science, Society and Citizens’ activities.

The current “Science with and for Society” programme will not be continued and no sufficient funding for specific research and supporting actions for cooperation in the field will be possible if the EC’s proposal for Horizon Europe is not amended.

In view of this development the network calls on the European Institutions to set a separate programme in line with a sufficient separate budget for the successor of the “Science with and for Society” programme part within Horizon Europe.

You can find a detailed argumentation for the petition at the following link.

Join this call for action and sign the petition here.

Ecsite is also taking action to bring science engagement ideas forward, as described in our Position Paper by publishing a list of amendments to the Horizon Europe proposal. Get involved and take hold of these amendments for your advocacy actions here.


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