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Europe should fill the gap and exercise leadership in health research

08 July 2020

FEAM joins MEPs & other Stakeholders to call for European leadership in health research

In an open letter to the European Commission, 48 Members of the European Parliament and health stakeholders, including FEAM, have joined forces to call for strengthened leadership to overcome silos and promote cooperation in health research.

The letter emphasises the value of biomedical research and the need for a more coordinated European approach to health research, a message that has been recently stressed in a statement by the FEAM Board.

The COVID-19 outbreak has evidenced the need for a coordinated response to health challenges based on long-term investments and commitments in public health and health research. The letter proposes that such long term commitment would be better orchestrated by a coordinating body, the European Health Research Council. The letter was an initiative of MEP Dr. Petra de Sutter (GREENS/EFA, Belgium).

The full text of the letter is available here.

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