Research Matters

Increase funding to solve Europe’s challenges


  • Increased funding for research and development (R&D), reaching over 3% of GDP in the EU and all European countries
  • Doubling the budget for the EU’s next research programme, FP10, and protecting that budget by ring-fencing it.


Research impacts people’s lives by driving innovations in healthcare, technology, and sustainability, leading to improved quality of life, economic growth, and societal well-being.


Research empowers societies by equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate both current and unforeseen challenges effectively, fostering progress, sustainability, and prosperity for generations to come.


Research matters because it drives innovation and fosters solutions to urgent global challenges such as climate change, cybersecurity, and pandemics.