Author: GHAbruxelles

Civil society calls on national leaders to nominate right European commissioners

As EU heads of states and governments gathered in Sibiu, Romania on 9th of May to agree on Strategic Agenda for the next five years, 54 civil society organisations from across Europe published a statement urging national leaders to nominate European commissioners who will support and serve present and future generations, and prioritise environment, quality of Read More …

HEALTH CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS UPON MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S STRONG STAND ON HEALTH WITHIN THE EU BUDGET 2021-2027

On 1 April 2019, health civil society has published a statement calling on the Council and its Working Party on Structural Measures, responsible for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) file, to uphold the improvements to the Health Strand suggested by the European Parliament. The initiative was supported by members of the EU4Health campaign and members Read More …

Last chance to safeguard citizen’s protections by removing “Innovation Principle” from Horizon Europe

11 March 2019 – Over 70 civil society organisations have released a statement calling for the removal of the “innovation principle” from Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research programme. Civil society rejects this so-called principle because: it has no legal basis; it is incompatible with the Precautionary Principle; it is a tool created by industry Read More …

Civil society welcomes European Parliament push for a more ambitious EU health budget in 2021-2027

26 February, 2019 Members of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis and the Civil Society Forum on Drugs have reacted to the European Parliament report on the Commission proposal on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+). Civil society has welcomed the Parliament’s suggestion to increase the budget for Health Read More …

How to maximise engagement with society in Horizon Europe: statement from experts on Citizen Engagement

The European Commission invited societal engagement experts to a one day workshop on how best to involve citizens in R&I agenda setting for the implementation of Horizon Europe. The group strongly supports European Commission’s intention to co-create and co-design the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Robust societal engagement is vital to ensuring Read More …

Access to research & innovation at risk in the next EU research programme

12 December 2018 Civil society organisations working on access to medicines have published a reaction to the European Parliament’s position on Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation framework programme. The Parliament’s own report on Horizon 2020 and FP9, which stressed the “need for sufficient transparency, traceability and a fair level of public return on Read More …

Societal impact at risk in European Parliament position on the next EU research programme

12 December 2018 Civil society has published a reaction to the European Parliament’s position on Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation framework programme. We welcome some improvements within thematic clusters and, more broadly, the recognition of the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, and the role of citizens and civil Read More …