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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 …

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 …

Council supports sustainable development, but more needed to ensure EU R&I delivers benefits for citizens

Civil society has published a reaction to the Council of the European Union’s Partial General Approach on the Regulation for Horizon Europe, the next EU Research Framework Programme. We are encouraged to note that the Council has improved the proposal in several key areas, including by linking the definition and indicators for societal impact and the Read More …

Follow the Funding: Nutrition for Growth Progress Report

The World Health Assembly’s 2012 endorsement of global targets to improve maternal and child nutrition by 2020 was a determined effort, echoed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2013 combined pledge for nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs, which surpassed USD 24 billion, helped to secure support for the long-neglected imperative to improve child nutrition. Now, Read More …

Civil society calls on the European Commission to pledge €580 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

GHA, alongside AIDSfonds and Global Fund Advocates Network, have asked the European Commission to pledge €580m to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria before the EU elections of May 2019. One of the best performing global initiatives, since 2002, the Global Fund has already saved 27 million lives. The EU played Read More …

Ensuring Sustainable Societal Impact of EU-Funded Biomedical Research & Innovation

Global Health Advocates very much welcomes the “Matching Health Needs and Pharmaceutical Research” conference organized by the Austrian Presidency today. With Horizon Europe on the negotiating table, the EU should shift towards a needs-driven R&I agenda that focuses on societal impact to deliver better health and wellbeing for citizens. Ensuring the accessibility and affordability of Read More …