04 Nov 2021
European stakeholder networks call on EC to finalise UK association to Horizon Europe
On 4 November, European stakeholder networks and associations published a letter to the European Commission voicing the wish for the UK to associate to Horizon Europe. The joint statement stresses that the current disagreements between the EU and the UK over the implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement should not affect Horizon Europe. According to the letter, UK association to Horizon Europe would be important for all of Europe and researchers, innovators and research performing organisations would insist on the promise by both sides that they would continue to work together across the Channel. The letter calls for a timeline for fast association of the UK as the first grant agreements in Horizon Europe are approaching and new calls will come out soon.