The discussions at the next summit of the European Union heads of state or government, which is scheduled for 22 and 23 November, will be decisive in determining the EU research budget for the next seven years. Several Member States are demanding severe cuts on the total EU budget and research will have to compete with other policy priorities.
An open letter signed by European Nobel laureates has been published
in top European newspapers this week. The impact of this letter will
be increased if it is followed by a mobilization of the national
scientific communities. To keep the momentum going, an online petition
has been launched:
EUCC encourages the coastal and marine research community to sign this petition.