European Council adopts guidelines on future EU-UK relations
On 23 March 2018, the European Council adopted guidelines on the framework for post-Brexit relations with the UK. The guidelines will serve as a mandate for the EU negotiator to start discussing the framework for the future relationship, with the aim of reaching a common overall understanding with the UK. Item 11 of the document says "regarding certain Union programmes, e.g. in the fields of research and innovation and of education and culture, any participation of the UK should be subject to the relevant conditions for the participation of third countries to be established in the corresponding programmes".