As you know the European Commission in 2017 took the unprecedented step by proposing a European military research programme of 40 billion euros for the next ten years. The establishment of a EU military research programme points towards an unprecedented acceleration in the militarisation of the EU and will divert funds from other research areas. These steps will not increase peace and security. On the contrary, they will only worsen global tensions. In the meantime, scientific research which might actually contribute to preventing violent conflict is being neglected.
Together with six organisations we have started a website where we invite all scientists, academics and researchers to speak out against the EU military research plans:
I was wondering if the you could help in spreading this website among contacts you have with academics, researchers and scientists? All help in getting the word out would be very much appreciated.
All the best and many thanks,
Campaigner and researcher Vredesactie