June 11, 2024

YERUN FP10 video series: Amplifying research voices across Europe

YERUN – The Young European Research Universities Network – is dedicated to creating a more attractive, impactful, and inclusive European research framework. Our vision for FP10 is to support high-quality research, encourage collaborative efforts, and provide equal opportunities for all participants.

On 10 April 2024, we published our policy paper “FP10: Attractive, Impactful, and Inclusive,” which outlines our strategic priorities for shaping the next EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme (FP10) into a world-leading initiative that fosters excellence in research and innovation.

To further our advocacy and disseminate our key recommendations, on 6 June, we launched the YERUN FP10 video series. Through these videos, researchers from YERUN universities share their insights on the critical priorities highlighted in our FP10 paper.

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Our first video features Prof. Dr. Lena Katrin Bayer-Wilfert from the Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics at Ulm University. In this video, Prof. Dr. Bayer-Wilfert shares insights on the importance of funding broad and bottom-up research to achieve impact. 

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In the second video of the series, Prof. Daniela Kalafatović from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Drug Development – Department of Molecular and Systemic Biomedicine -, at the University of Rijeka shares her insights on the crucial need for higher investments to fund all quality research ideas with the potential for impact.

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The third episode of the YERUN FP10 video series features Prof. António Jacinto, a Biomedical Scientist and Principal Investigator at NOVA Medical School, NOVA University Lisbon. Prof. Jacinto addresses the critical question: “How to fund innovative research?”. In his analysis, he discusses how prescriptiveness in research funding limits the potential impact of research and explains how broader calls for proposals can facilitate wider innovation, ultimately leading to stronger societal benefits.

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The fourth video in our YERUN FP10 video series includes insights from Prof. Przemysław Żywiczyński of the Institute of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In this video, Prof. Żywiczyński discusses how to widen participation in research funding. He highlights the need to simplify application procedures to boost participation of under-represented countries in research.

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This video series will continue to feature researchers from various YERUN universities. Stay tuned and follow our YouTube channel, website, and social media (LinkedIn and X) for more insightful videos and updates. 

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