09 Jun 2022
Ukraine's association agreement to Horizon Europe enters into force
The agreement associating Ukraine to Horizon Europe and to the Euratom Research and Training Programme has entered into force, following its ratification by Ukraine. This was announced by the European Commission (EC) on 9 June 2022. Ukrainian research and innovation actors can now fully participate in both programmes on equal terms with entities from the EU Members States.
In view of the ongoing Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and the EU’s commitment to offer tangible means of support to the Ukrainian research and innovation community, Ukraine will participate in Horizon Europe and Euratom Programmes without having to contribute financially for years 2021 and 2022. Its waived contribution was estimated at around €20 million.
This support is complementary to other EU initiatives to support Ukraine, such as ERA4Ukraine, Horizon4Ukraine and ERC4Ukraine as well as the dedicated fellowship scheme of €25 million under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) for displaced researchers of Ukraine. Among other support measures, the Ukrainian start-ups and deep tech SMEs will benefit from a targeted €20 million action led by the European Innovation Council (EIC).
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