The next summit of the European Union is on November 22nd. It is at this summit the EU research budget for the next seven years will be determined. Several Member States are demanding severe cuts on the total EU budget and research will have to compete with other policy priorities.
An open letter signed by European Nobel laureates has been published in top European newspapers and a mobilization of the national scientific communities is underway to object to these cuts. To help contribute to this, an online petition coordinated by the Initiative for Science in Europe has been launched which you can sign.