The Initiative for Science in Europe calls for support of their Europe-wide petition to ask for a sensible investment in Research, Education, and Innovation. There is a meeting ahead of the EU Council on February 20 with the Multiannual Financial Framework on the agenda. News from many Member States hint that the contribution will shrink to 1% of their Gross National Income, way below the 1,11% proposed by the Parliament. This decision will have a major impact on the budget for Horizon Europe, and may well bring it down to 75Bn EUR, approximately 20% less than expected after the Finnish presidency proposal. Therefore, to avoid that such scenario comes true, it is very important for researchers to act swiftly and strongly.
This is the webpage of the campaign: https://initiative-se.eu/he-petition/
A press release about the initiative can be found at: https://initiative-se.eu/he-petition-press-release