• Subscription period active - Action for this September to keep UK and EU collaborating in science

    at 04 Sep 2020 13:20

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    Dear Petition Supporter,

    Thank you for your support for EU-UK science collaboration.

    International collaboration makes science stronger and we should not let Brexit disrupt this. Ensuring that the UK can join the Horizon Europe programme will ensure researchers can continue to tackle shared challenges, such as cancer and climate change.

    Now is our last chance to stand up for science. The Brexit negotiations are in their final stages – the last scheduled round finishes at the very start of October. Both sides agree with the principle on ongoing collaboration and participation in Horizon Europe has been discussed frequently. However, there has been too little progress towards an agreement.

    Ahead of the last negotiating round, we published a statement urging both sides to approach talks with a spirit of compromise.

    We are asking you to share the joint statement, signed by over 100 researchers and organisations to show your continued support for UK and EU science collaboration. The statement offers a set of solutions to known sticking points in the discussions: wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/reaching-agreement-uk-participation-horizon-europe.pdf

    Please see attached for a social media pack to help you share the statement if you would like to (this is also published on the petition website).

    Thank you again for your support.

  • Researcher Networks Support #Dealforscience

    at 26 Jun 2020 11:08

    Today four leading researcher network organisations joined the #DealForScience petition, expressing their commitment to international collaboration in science.

    These are:
    Dutch Academic Network UK
    Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the UK
    Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom
    Polonium Foundation

    Please share the news and encourage individuals and organisations to join us.

    By working together, we can protect science.

  • Changes to the petition

    at 05 Mar 2020 15:00

    Update to organisation supporters to include The Francis Crick Institute and Marie Curie Alumni.


    Neue Begründung: Sign our petition to show that science is stronger with international collaboration.
    #dealforscience
    Thank you from the petition organisers: EU-LIFE, EuroScience, Wellcome, Young European Research Universities, Association of Medical Research Charities, Federation of European Academies of Medicine Medicine, Universities UK, The Francis Crick Institute and Universities UK
    Marie Curie Alumni.

    Signatures at the time of the change: 6138

  • Leading Organisations Support #DealForScience

    at 11 Feb 2020 11:56

    Today four leading research organisations joined the #DealForScience petition, expressing their commitment to international collaboration in science.

    These are:
    Young European Research Universities
    Association of Medical Research Charities
    Federation of European Academies of Medicine
    Universities UK

    Please share the news and encourage individuals and organisations to join us.

    By working together, we can protect science.

    Sarah (Wellcome), Marta (EU LIFE), Matthias (EuroScience), Cat (AMRC), Peter (UUK), Laurence (FEAM) and Silvia (YERUN)

  • Changes to the petition

    at 11 Feb 2020 11:42

    Updated petition organisation supporters.


    Neue Begründung: Sign our petition to show that science is stronger with international collaboration.
    #dealforscience
    Thank you from the petition organisers: EU-LIFE, EuroScience EuroScience, Wellcome, Young European Research Universities, Association of Medical Research Charities, Federation of European Academies of Medicine and Wellcome.
    Universities UK

    Signatures at the time of the change: 6034

  • Subscription period active - Act now to ensure science is on the agenda in Brexit talks

    at 06 Feb 2020 13:51

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    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.

    ** How you can help **

    • Please share the petition within your networks and encourage others to support. The petition is now open to organisations as well as individuals, so please share with your institutions and professional bodies too.
    • A new toolkit has been developed, including twitter card and email banner, so that you can easily share the petition through your emails, social media accounts and newsletters.

    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)

    ** Suggested tweet for sharing today **
    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

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