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Published:  2 Mar 2021

Horizon Europe – new details on UK’s participation

UK individuals and organisations also eligible to apply to MSCA.

A newly published document from the European Commission offers more details on the UK’s participation in the Horizon Europe programme. The United Kingdom is expected to become an associate country in the EU’s seven-year programme for scientific research and innovation, Horizon Europe.

United Kingdom joins Horizon Europe and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Update on 5 December 2023

As of 1 January 2024, the United Kingdom becomes an associated country to Horizon Europe, including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). 

Organisations based in the country UK will be able to participate as beneficiaries in the same terms as those based in the European Union and countries already associated to Horizon Europe.  

UK already eligible

As the first funding calls under Horizon Europe are launched, the new Q&A-style document confirms that UK applicants are already eligible to apply. The United Kingdom will therefore have the same rights and obligations, including financial, as other Horizon Europe associated countries.

This means that UK researchers and entities including universities, research centres, innovative businesses and industry, will have full rights to participate in the first calls for proposals under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme as soon as they are published on the European Commission’s Funding & Tender opportunities website.

This development includes future funding calls financed by the Marie Curie-Skłodowska Actions.

The FAQs document explains the main features of the UK’s association with Horizon Europe.

Further reading

For more information, select the link Q&A on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe.

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Published:  2 Mar 2021