Manifesto “More funds for research and innovation” launched by CNR, CNRS, CSIC, Leibnitz and Helmholtz to highlight the need of more funds to research and innovation in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Heads of organizations, institutes, companies as well as individuals are invited to endorse this online so the initiators can bring it to the attention of the European Council before deciding the EU budget for the next 7 years.

Submission to the EC consultation on EU research and innovation missions (FP9), based on the Mazzucato reportwelcoming the mission concept and offering to help further develop and implement it as it highlights similar principles we proposed in the EPSO position on FP9(19.9.2017). EPSO suggest three mission ideas: 1) 1001 Crops – diverse crops for diverse diets and human health and sustainable production, 2) Planty Food – Sustainable agriculture for sustainable food, and 3) Green Bio-Factories – New bioactives for pharma, cosmetics, food and fine chemicals. Completed online questionnaire. Online questionnaire.

Use the new partnering tool at suscrop.eu/call1 to help find suitable partners. It can be used to Post a Partner Offer/Request and / or to Search List of Partner Offers/Requests posted by others . See SusCrop-ERA-NET: Announcement first transnational Call in the field of sustainable crop production, 17.1.2018 Deadline pre-proposals 4.4.2018, full proposals 31.8.2018

Submission to EC consultation “EU funds in the area of investment, research and innovation, SMEs and single market”highlighting Research and Innovation across the EU as top priority for the EU funds post 2020 to bring European scientists and societies closer together to help build an inclusive, collaborative Europe and world and help achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Completed online questionnaire.