The Guild signs research and innovation manifesto for the Conference on the Future of Europe

18 Nov 2021 | Network Updates | Update from The Guild
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The Guild joins 19 European research and innovation actors in calling for research and innovation to be placed at the core of the debates within the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The pandemic has brought science and technology at the heart of public debate. Today more than ever an open dialogue between science, technology and society will be crucial to promote a more dedicated and proactive citizens’ engagement in R&I activities, so that Europeans will continue to share scientific values and recognise the contribution of science and technology to progress and to their daily lives.

The Conference on the Future of Europe, which started last spring and has now entered its decisive phase, is a unique opportunity for European citizens to reflect and debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities. Nevertheless, despite its central role, research and innovation do not appear among the selected priority topics of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The signatories of the joint Manifesto urge the Conference on the Future of Europe to discuss and deepen research and innovation issues over the months to come as Europeans should play an active role to make R&I the foundation for building the Europe of the future.

The Manifesto ‘Research and Innovation for the Future of Europe’ can be read on The signatories invite organizations and individuals to join supporting the initiative.

This article was first published on 17 November by The Guild. 

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