An Ambitious FP9 Strengthening Europe’s Industrial Leadership – Joint Declaration by Industry and RTOs

In a Joint Declaration published on 7 June, co-signed by EFPIA, the 23 signatories call on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop an ambitious next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) built on Horizon 2020’s achievements. We strongly believe that this means: 
  • Increasing significantly the overall EU budget for research and innovation in FP9 within the current discussion on the Multiannual Financial Framework, 
  • Focusing on a well-balanced three-pillar structure, while allocating an equivalent share of the budget to each pillar, 
  • Strengthening the EU industrial leadership to guarantee sustainable application and implementation of European research, 
  • Continuing financial incentives in form of grants for all actors of the value chain, including small & large companies. 
Together, we are ready to strengthen our cooperation with the EU Institutions to define and implement an ambitious FP9. This will be paramount to position Europe as a global industrial leader and safeguard our growth and jobs.