Things are seldom what they seem
skim milk masquerades as cream
(William S. Gilbert)
Published on 27 March 2012
ear colleagues of the research community,
As you may have heard, cultural heritage has been omitted completely in the proposal of the European Commission for the 8th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (HORIZON 2020), thus taking away all the funds previously available for research in this field. This decision has serious consequences as the whole basis for the conservation of cultural heritage in Europe will be eliminated, probably for many years to come.
The cultural heritage research community has initiated an online petition addressed to the European Parliament and the European Council in order to plead strongly for the inclusion of cultural heritage research in HORIZON 2020.
In signing this petition, you support that the EU fully acknowledges its responsibilities to put cultural heritage research back on its agenda and to include it in the next Framework Programme.
More than 4.000 people have already supported the petition but more signatures are needed to ensure further promotion of cultural heritage research. The call will be online until the 26th of March, therefore we kindly ask those of you who have not signed yet to do so and also alert other people by forwarding the link below to your network:
Thank you very much for your support.
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