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Coimbra Group Statement

25 November 2019

The Coimbra Group Executive Board, on behalf of its 39 member universities, voices strong opposition to the potential cut of €12 billion to the budget of Horizon Europe and urges the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission, as well as the Member States, to recognise the critical importance that research and innovation will play in the future of Europe. The societal and technical challenges we face today cannot be solved without an ambitious research and innovation programme and a strong budget to support fundamental research in all scientific fields, including the social sciences and humanities.