The European Commission recently held the largest public consultation ever on the past, present, and future of the its research programmes: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe
In order to guarantee availability, accessibility, and affordability of result outcomes, it is crucial that EU biomedical Research and Innovation (R&I) funding focus on unmet societal needs, in addition to binding conditionalities to all funding.
Global Health Advocates has compiled a policy brief that was submitted with our contribution to the consultation, with 4 key recommendations to ensure that future EU research programmes really deliver for people:
- Guiding principles for greater societal impact: a starting point to maximise societal impact,
- Increasing funding for poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs): a precondition for tackling unmet medical needs,
- Serving public interests, not private profits with Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and
- Tackling global challenges requires increased international cooperation.