HORIZON 2020 & CULTURAL HERITAGE RESEARCH: EUROPA NOSTRA CALLS FOR URGENT LOBBYING ACTION
Europa Nostra urges all heritage stakeholders in Europe to support the campaign for the inclusion of cultural heritage research in the future EU 8th Framework Pogramme for Research and Innovation: Horizon 2020.
Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.
Regretfully, cultural and natural heritage is not mentioned explicitly in the European Commission proposal, leaving room for serious fears of a possible complete omission of this subject area from future EU funding and related calls for project proposals.
Against this background, members of the Focus Areas Cultural Heritage (FACH) of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) have taken action for an online petition to be addressed to the European Parliament and the European Council.
Europa Nostra strongly supports this petition which aims to ensure further commitment and investment by the European Union in European cooperation in the field of cultural heritage related research. We therefore urge all our members, partners and contacts to sign this petition and to disseminate it further as widely as possible.
By signing and widely disseminating this petition, you will contribute to our joint effort to get the EU Institutions to fully acknowledge their responsibilities towards the safeguard of Europe's cultural heritage, as stipulated in article 3.3 of the Lisbon Treaty.
To sign the petition:
Horizon 2020 website:
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