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FEAM statement on the publication of Horizon Europe

The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) welcomes the publication of Horizon Europe, the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

FEAM welcomes the increased budget of €100 billion for 2021-2027. This is a positive sign of the European Commission’s commitment to put strong focus on research and the EU at the forefront of excellent science.

FEAM President, Professor George Griffin stated: “FEAM’s vision is to improve the health, safety and wealth of European citizens through research by promoting a nurturing, creative and sustainable environment for medical research and training in Europe. We welcome the European Commission’s proposal and we stand ready to work with EU policy-makers and stakeholders in the biomedical ecosystem to ensure Horizon Europe keeps Europe at the forefront of medical research and innovation, is “Open to the World” and continues to improve people’s health and wellbeing”.

To contribute to the debate on how to ensure excellent biomedical and health research in Horizon Europe, FEAM put forward several propositions in a joint position paper with BioMed Alliance on Strengthening biomedical research for the benefit of European citizens.

FEAM also brought together stakeholders within its European Biomedical Policy Forum to discuss a vision for the future of biomedical and health research in Europe. The findings of this discussion are contained in a report that we hope will inform future debates on Horizon Europe.


About FEAM, The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (www.feam.eu)

FEAM is the European Federation of National Academies of Medicine and Medical Sections of Academies of Sciences. It brings together under one umbrella 18 National Academies representing over 5,000 among the best scientists in Europe.

FEAM’s mission is to promote cooperation between National Academies of Medicine and Medical Sections of Academies of Sciences in Europe; to provide a platform to formulate their collective voice on matters concerning human and animal medicine, biomedical research, education, and health with a European dimension; and to extend to the European authorities the advisory role that they exercise in their own countries on these matters.



Laurence Legros

FEAM Executive Director


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