The Association of ERC Grantees proudly endorses the recent communication from Prof. Maria Leptin, the President of the European Research Council (ERC), addressed to ERC Grantees. In alignment with Prof. Leptin's vision, we emphasize the crucial need for supporting targeted research and innovation and advocate for a comprehensive increase in the EU research budget.

For further insights into our perspective on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027 discussions, please refer to our recent statement: "Horizon Europe 2025-2027: Re-asserting the Importance of Fundamental Research."

Read the full text of the letter from the ERC President here.