UK participation in EU Programmes for Research, Innovation and Higher Education

UKRO maintains a factsheet to provide the latest information on the current UK situation in relation to Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020 and other EU funding schemes. You are invited to disseminate the factsheet within your institutions and to your European and international partners. 

UK participation in Horizon Europe and other EU programmes 

As part of the agreement reached between the UK and the EU, the UK has announced that it will associate to Horizon Europe. Association will give UK scientists, researchers and businesses access to funding under the programme on equivalent terms as organisations in EU countries. The next step is for both sides to formally adopt the full text of the agreement taking into account the finalised EU Programme Regulations. 

The UK also reached agreement with the EU and Euratom to associate to the next Euratom Research & Training (R&T) Programme 2021-2025 subject to ratification of the overall deal and finalisation of the regulations.  

A new Turing scheme starting in September 2021 will replace the UK’s participation in Erasmus+. The programme will provide similar opportunities for students to study and work abroad as the Erasmus+ programme and will include countries across the world. 


UK Participation in Horizon 2020 

The Withdrawal Agreement means that the UK can continue to participate in EU programmes, including Horizon 2020, that are financed by the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until their closure (i.e. for the lifetime of grants). Find out more in UKRO’s Factsheet or contact the relevant UK National Contact Point for advice. 

European Green Deal

UK organisations have until 26 January 2021 to apply to the European Green Deal call. Find out more on UK Participation in the Green Deal Call.