Petition: Secure the EU Research and Innovation Budget
petition to heads of the EU to preserve the research budget. It complements the open letter of 42 European Nobel Laureates and 5 Fields Medallists recently published in the major European newspapers.
The next summit of the EU heads of states on 22-23 November 2012 will be a decisive step in determining the EU research budget for the next seven years. The conditions are not favorable: the financial crisis has put severe constraints on the national budgets and several countries, in particular the "net-payers", are demanding cuts on the total EU budget. Research and innovation will compete with other policy priorities.