A joint report from the UK Government and the negotiators of the European Union was published on 8 December. This report covers the financial settlement aspects and it is understood that there is an agreement, in principle, that the UK will continue to pay net contributions until the end of the current EU budget plan in 2020 that were committed to during the UK's membership. It is important to recognise that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed at the end of the negotiations.
UKRO understands that based on the joint report, and the agreement of the EU to move on to the second phase of the Brexit negotiations on 15 December 2017,
the UK will continue to benefit from EU programmes during the period 2019-2020 post exit, including from Horizon 2020. UKRO understands that UK-based individuals and organisations would therefore remain eligible to bid for funding, participate in and lead consortia including for calls in 2019 and 2020. If an agreement is reached, projects approved during this period will be able to continue with an uninterrupted flow of EU funding.
UKRO Brexit FAQs
UKRO maintains this FAQ sheet on UK participation in EU funding for research, innovation and higher education. The aim is to provide factual answers to the most common questions, both with a UK and international audience in mind. The FAQs are supposed to give reassurance on the current UK situation in Horizon 2020 and other EU funding schemes . You are invited to disseminate these FAQs widely, be it within your institutions or to your European and international partners.