Horizon 2020 and the UK

Date: 01/07/2016

***Update 20/07/2016***

Any enquirers from research communities can be directed to the Research Councils UK website which will be regularly updated

The seven national academies in Great Britain and Northern Ireland have further published a statement on 19 July. Link to the statement.

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UK legal entities continue to be eligible to participate and receive funding in Horizon 2020 actions

The  Statement of 29 June of the Heads of State or Government of 27 Member States, as well as the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, confirms that until the UK leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, both when it comes to rights and obligations. This includes the eligibility of UK legal entities to participate and receive funding in Horizon 2020 actions.

In a statement on 27 June, Commissioner Carlos Moedas insisted that researchers from the UK remain eligible to apply for funding from the Horizon 2020 research programme. "From a legal point of view, the outcome of the referendum has not changed anything. The EU law continues to apply in full to the UK, and in the UK, until the moment it is no longer a member state.” 

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For more information

Fact Sheet UK Referendum on Membership of the European Union: Questions & Answers

European Commission joint statement

Statement of 29 June of the Heads of State or Government

ScienceBusiness: UK Horizon 2020 contracts safe, insist Moedas and Cameron