On Friday the UK ceased to be a member of the European Union. But that doesn’t mean that international collaboration in science and research is any less essential. During 2020, the UK and the EU must urgently build a new partnership that can realise research’s potential to contribute to a better world.
Over the coming weeks, the UK and EU will decide their priorities and negotiations will begin. For science and research to flourish, it must be made a priority for negotiation. Therefore, we are stepping up our calls for a #DealForScience to make sure politicians in the UK and EU hear this message.
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Thank you for supporting the petition to keep the UK and EU collaborating on science. With your help the petition has been supported by over 5,000 people with representation from every EU Member State. By working together, we can protect science.
Sarah (Wellcome), Marta (EU LIFE) and Matthias (EuroScience)
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International collaboration in science and research can’t stop after #Brexit
Like thousands of researchers across the EU, I support a #DealForScience.
Join us and sign the petition: openPetition.eu/dealforscience