Researchers need certainty on scientific collaboration between the UK and EU.

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.

Reason

Sign our petition to show that science is stronger with international collaboration.

#dealforscience

Thank you from the petition organisers: EU-LIFE, EuroScience and Wellcome.

Thank you for your support, Sarah Rappaport from BE
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There is no science without cooperation.

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I think the petition is not well thought through. 1) "We call on the EU and the UK to sign a research and innovation agreement as soon as possible." - Isn't such signing possible only after the UK has left the EU? Is the petition arguing that UK should leave EU ASAP? 2) "Science has been a key success of the EU and must remain a priority to keep Europe competitive. " Is this addressed to the EU that includes the UK, or only to the 27? The petition should be: Stop the Brexit madness! "No-deal" Brexit is insanity! Science in the UK and the rest of EU will suffer!

Why people sign

  • Mark Marsh Wc1e 6bt

    30 min. ago

    The most effective way for research to develop effectively is through collaboration. Collaborations within the EU, i.e. including the UK are highly productive. Brexit will negatively impact on this productivity and on the mobility of researchers between the UK and the EU.

  • 42 min. ago

    Because I work on an EU-funded project and have seen the benefit that has come out of working together across countries.

  • 1 h. ago

    I have been a participant in EU-wide research, to the benefit of all, and wish to continue to be able to do so. It is not only an important source of funding, but is also important for international collaborations.

  • Conny Nasch Dudelange L-

    1 h. ago

    It is very important not to block inter-aid - we need open and free exchange!

  • 1 h. ago

    Collaboration accelerates science. We have a close and productive working relationship with out EU colleagues, and will suffer if we lose it.

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