Together with 22 civil society organisations, SOMO calls on the European Commission to seize the opportunity during the preparation of The 9th Framework Programme is the follow up of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union. According to the European Commission, Horizon 2020 is “the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)”., to increase the social impact of its medical Research & Innovation investments and to generate more significant public return. The EC can do this by funding medical research and innovation projects that focus on unmet health needs and attaching access conditions to this funding so ensure public return on public investment.
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