Our Mission and Objectives

​​Our mission

We maximise UK engagement in EU-funded research, innovation and higher education activities by:

  • Enabling UKRI and subscribers to confidently navigate and make informed decisions about participating in EU programmes, while helping them to fully exploit all available opportunities 
  • Supporting continued UK engagement with European research, innovation and higher education policy developments by informing, advising and liaising with the appropriate bodies both in the UK and the EU
  • Delivering a set of unique, specialised and agile services which meet the evolving needs of our UK subscribers, we provide continuity and a home in Brussels for them and their international colleagues.

Our objectives

  • Keep subscribers regularly up to date with funding opportunities and policy developments to inform their decision-making, reduce barriers to participation in Horizon Europe, and support them on every step of their funding journey
  • Regularly listen to subscribers and UKRI colleagues to ensure our services address their needs and deliver clear added value to the UK research community
  • Maintain our excellent reputation as a provider of advice and information on EU’s research, innovation and higher education programming and policy, and as a leading facilitator of dialogue between the UK research funding and performing community, UK Government, EU institutions and Brussels-based stakeholder organisations
  • Keep up to date with relevant EU policy, working in collaboration with colleagues across UKRI. Use this intelligence to inform UKRI priorities and enable dialogue to reach rapid, effective responses to emerging policy and programming issues
  • Deliver high quality European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions National Contact Point services for the UK research community, on behalf of the UK Government.

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