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.
LEUVEN, 3 February 2020
The leading universities of science and technology united within CESAER express appreciation for the focus on brain circulation of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2020 and underline the need to reduce inequalities within the European Research Area (ERA), to achieve inclusiveness within it and to boost the sharing of excellence in the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe).
The momentum in shaping the future of the ERA and the ongoing preparations for Horizon Europe provide for an excellent opportunity to establish:
- effective framework conditions for research talent circulation;
- a new funding instrument to boost career perspectives of talented young researchers at research performing organisations in lesser performing countries and;
- for boosting the science management at research performing and funding organisations in lesser performing countries.
Our proposal for a new funding instrument is based on the positive experiences with the tenure track scheme from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Croatian government.
Please find the full position here.
For more information about the EPFL-Croatian government tenure track scheme, please contact the Chair of our Task Force Competitive Funding Olivier Küttel.
For more information about this position, please contact our Advisor for Research & Innovation Mattias Björnmalm and our Secretary General David Bohmert.