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If national self-interest weakens Horizon Europe, we all lose

Proposals to change the ethos, accessibility and priorities of EU funding would damage research across the whole of Europe, says Jan Palmowski.

Within the next two weeks, both the European Parliament and the European Council hope to agree their positions on the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe, the next EU Framework programme. The stakes could not be higher.

It is no exaggeration to say there is a real risk that the Framework programme will lose its reputation as a cutting-edge transnational funding programme for research and innovation. Three fundamental issues have emerged.

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