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The European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) has elaborated a booklet which outlines key aspects of ongoing EU-funded Arctic research and innovation.
In their foreword to the booklet, HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Moedas stress a.o. that understanding and responding to Arctic changes requires joint efforts by the global community.
A safe, stable, sustainable and prosperous Arctic is important not just for the region itself, but for the European Union and for the world. The Arctic can be a gateway to cooperation across many issues and partners. The EU actively supports endeavours undertaken in that spirit, which is the basis of the EU’s Arctic policy. Secondly, we need to increase our knowledge of Arctic changes.
Investigations into the causes, mechanisms, consequences and evolution over time are the main subjects of Arctic research. Consequently, over the last decade, the EU has increased its investments in Arctic research and innovation, resulting in a EUR 70-million budget for the period 2018-2020.