News - June 19, 2019

EU Health Coalition calls upon the Council to increase Horizon Europe to €120 billion

In a public statement, the EU Health Coalition (a group of 28 stakeholders from patient groups, research organisations and the pharmaceutical industry), calls the Council to increase Horizon Europe to €120 billion, ahead of their discussions on the Multiannual Financial Framework.

Echoing the proposal from the European Parliament, the Coalition asks for a robust budget for health research along with appropriate funding allocated to the Health Cluster within Horizon Europe.

While being a major player in collaborative transnational research, the EU finances only one-tenth of the public research investment. Collaborative research is needed to foster knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship and partnerships between academia and industry, and to maintain Europe’s competitiveness.

Full statement and signatories are attached.