July 2017. For Peace, People and Planet: A civil Society Perspective on the next EU Research Framework Programme (FP9). Ensuring investments address pressing social & environmental challenges.
The research that is prioritised and funded today will have a decisive impact on the future of our societies and our planet. Our societies face immense environmental, social and economic challenges as exemplified by the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 agenda.
It is certainly no time for ‘business as usual’, and radical change is needed for the European Union (EU) to address these challenges, such as climate change, food security, antimicrobial resistance, decent jobs for all and rising inequalities.
As civil society organisations, we urge a reassertion of our core values, such as peace, democracy, participation, equality, social justice, solidarity and sustainability at the heart of the European project.