Together with prominent scientists, university rectors and national university associations, EUA has joined “Stick to Science”, a campaign launched on 8 February at the Science Business Annual Conference. It calls for rapid Horizon Europe association agreements for the UK and Switzerland.
Political negotiations, unrelated to participation in EU programmes, are blocking the finalisation of association agreements to the detriment of all. The present situation is both untenable and unnecessary and a united research community is speaking up against this. Scientists from the UK and Switzerland must be allowed to participate in Horizon Europe as a way of retaining the strong ties between the two countries and the rest of Europe.
The “Stick to Science” campaign is mobilising researchers, research organisations, associations and networks from across Europe. It is supported by representatives from EU member states, the UK and Switzerland and it is open for support from individuals and organisations.