In the context of the public consultation launched by the European Commission on Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and its strategic planning, YERUN publishes a Position Paper highlighting issues of particular importance to our members. These issues are grouped in three categories: priorities, simplification and funding schemes.
In addition, YERUN makes three key recommendations:
1. Policy-driven research funding should not lead to an outsize use of earmarking and should in any case not be developed to the detriment of basic or blue-sky research. Scientists should be also trusted to identify and address current and future challenges for our societies.
2. Science should remain as open, global and collaborative as possible.
3. It would be paramount to properly fund at EU level adequate research management capacity for researchers in navigating and managing EU funded projects.