On 12 March 2020, we as the Board of Directors adopted a biennial Work Plan from 2020 to 2021, putting the contribution of universities of science and technology to ecological, economic and social sustainability at the centre of our network.
Our President Rik Van de Walle offers an undelivered speech which he was to give to representatives of the European institutions during an informal dinner on 12 March. The dinner was cancelled due to the consequences of the global spread of COVID-19.
Our position expresses our appreciation for the focus on brain circulation of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU and underlines the need to reduce inequalities within the ERA and boost the sharing of excellence in Horizon Europe.
36 major UK and international organisations, including CESAER, have reaffirmed their commitment to working together, and are calling on our respective governments to make this a priority as discussions about the future relationship get underway.