Researchers need certainty on scientific collaboration between the UK and EU: #dealforscience petition

EU-LIFE, EuroScience and Wellcome are launching a joint campaign #dealforscience to urge the EU and UK to continue supporting scientific collaboration.  A petition is now available for individual researchers to support, calling for the EU and UK to sign a research and innovation agreement as soon as possible.

#DealforScience petition

Science has been a key success of the EU and must remain a priority to keep Europe competitive. International collaboration makes science stronger and we should not let Brexit disrupt this. Researchers need a long-term solution to allow them to continue working together on the big challenges our societies face, transforming peoples’ lives for the better. It’s essential that politicians quickly find a way to keep this collaboration as easy as possible. We call on the EU and the UK to sign a research and innovation agreement as soon as possible. This should include:

  • A commitment by European countries to work together to make the European Research Area a world leader in science;
  • Full researcher mobility between the UK and the rest of Europe for all levels and career stages;
  • A commitment to collaboration, including UK associate membership of Horizon Europe;
  • Co-operation on regulations that support science.


How to support the campaign?

Scientists can support the petition here and by disseminating it to their networks through social media, newsletters, events or websites. 

Thanks for helping us to show that science is stronger with international collaboration! #dealforscience

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