As part of our current EU campaign, scientists and supporters of science are writing to their MPs to tell them why maintaining access to EU research programmes  is so important. And on Tues 31st Jan many of them will come to Parliament to put their concerns in person. 

Many of you will not have the opportunity to come to Westminster on that day, but we still want your voices to be heard.

We want to make sure that MPs and the government clearly understands the importance of doing our utmost to maintain close and productive links with the EU, whatever the final outcome of Brexit negotiations.  

Of course, we hope that you will write directly to your MP. But we can amplify you voice on the day of the lobby if you tell us about concerns and experiences of Brexit. So please use the comments below to give us a very short description (100-200 words) of, for example:

  1. Important research outcomes that have been facilitated by access to EU research programmes or networks.
  2. Particular benefits to your research of being in the EU; e.g. what have you been able to do that could not easily have been done with national funding?
  3. Instances of harm to your research efforts or prospects as a result of the vote to leave the EU.

Please keep you comments concise and factual – that way they will deliver the maximum punch. We will make sure to share them with MPs at the lobby. 

(Please also consider adding your story to the Scientists for EU effort to monitor the particular effects of Brexit)

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One Response to What does EU collaboration and funding mean to you?

  1. Hayley says:

    Much of the work I do revolves around European programmes, with the EU recently funding the leading programme (Copernicus) in my field – Earth Observation. Without being a member of the EU we stand to be unable to participate as experts in the development of the Copernicus programme, and unable to bid for tenders and projects as we do now. I believe this collaboration is a major loss to all concerned. Beyond this, my colleagues from elsewhere in the EU mean the world to me and have allowed our previously small research group to grow rapidly. I cannot imagine working without them.

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