Sign the petition

We invite Researchers, Students, Research Organisations, and the Civil Society to sign the petition to their representatives in local goverments and to the European Council, asking for a more ambitious budget allocation to the next Research Framework Programme, Horizon Europe. Below, you can read the original letter in English and the letters to the ministries of the some Member States in their official language (see press release).

Signatories may want to sign both the petition in English AND for one or more of the Countries below . 

Petition in English

This is the main text for the initiative. Below, the adaptations of the text to some of the EU Countries

Other Countries of the European Union will be added soon. If you want to contribute drafting the letter for your Country, please fill this form.

Snapshot of the campaign as of 25th April 2020





Countries (click to enlarge)
Organisations (click to enlarge)

Signatures collected

Full NamePositionAffiliationCityCountry
Anneli Ritala Principal Scientist VTT Espoo Finland
Jan Kühnisch Professor LMU München/ School of Dentistry München Germany
Bruce Osborne Professor University College Dublin Dublin Ireland
Stefan Schillberg Head of Institute Fraunhofer IME Aachen Germany
Liudas Mazeika Director professor Kaunas Lithuania
Nicoleta Ilie professor University Hospital, Ludwig-maximilians-university Munich Deutschland
Egija Zaura Head of the department of Preventive dentistry Professor at Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam Amsterdam The netherlands
Josephus Smeekens Professor of Plant Biology Utrecht University Utrecht Netherlands
Giannina Vizzotto Associate Professor University of Udine Udine Italy
Olgirdas Tumsys researcher Kaunas University of Technology Kaunas Lithuania
Leif Bulow Professor Lund University Lund Sweden
Michael Nones Associate Professor Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw Poland
Angela Sessitsch Head of Competence Unit AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Tulln Austria
Audrius Jankauskas Researcher Kaunas University of Technology Kaunas Lithuania
Regina Rekuviene Researcher Kaunas University of Technoloy Kaunas Lithuania
Elena Jasiuniene researcher Kaunas University of Technology Kaunas Lithuania
Andler Martin UVSQ Versailles France
Karin Metzlaff Executive Director European Plant Science Organisation, EPSO Brussels Belgium
Rymantas KAZYS Prof., Research Supervisor Kaunas University of Technology Kaunas Lithuania
Francisco Martínez Lecturer University of Leicester Leicester UK
Angela Bellia Researcher CNR Rome Italia
Nehama Lewis Senior Lecturer University of Haifa Haifa Israel
Mariya Ivancheva Lecturer in Higher Education Studies University of Liverpool Sofia Bulgaria
Toma Susi Vice-Chair Young Academy of Europe Vienna Austria
Toma Susi Assistant Professor University of Vienna Vienna Austria
Renaud Jolivet Senior Lecturer University of Geneva Geneva Switzerland
Klaus Schuch Scientific Director ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation Vienna Austria
Geoffrey Dierckxsens Senior Researcher Czech Academy of Sciences Prague The Czech Republic
Yuliya Shakalisava Researcher Leiden University Leiden Netherlands
Jonas Research Fellow Vilnius University Vilnius Lithuania
Julija Gavenaite Sirvydiene PhD Student Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Vilnius Lithuania
Salomėja Vanagienė PhD student The Nature Research Centre Vilnius Lithuania
Thaddeus Anim-Somuah Engineering Manager Projects Croda Gouda Netherlands
Matthieu Verstraete Professor University of Liege Liege Belgium
Antonio M. Echavarren PresidentProfessor and Group Leader Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry Madrid Sapin
Nineta Hrastelj Secretary General European Chemical Society Brussels Belgium
Carlos Ureña Martín Postdoctoral Researcher Institut Curie Paris France
Celia Arroyo López Scentist bullied by her mentors: unemployed MCAA toledo spain
Marco Masia Executive Coordinator Initiative for Science in Europe Frankfurt am Main Germany